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Old 11-29-2004, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. I want to over clock on the box i'm going to build and I'm wondering which is a better proc. because they are aonly a couple of buck difference.

#1 $83.00
AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2500+, 266 FSB, 512K Cache, 45 Watt

#2 $87.00
AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2400+, 266 FSB, 512K Cache, 35 Watt

#3 $95.00
AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2600+, 266 FSB, 512K Cache, 45 Watt

Which is a better oc'er?
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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#2 because it only uses 35 Watts instead of 45 which produces less heat. It will oc a hell of alot more.... Some people have seen up to 2.7ghz on air! Also make sure you pair it with the Abit NF7-S version 2- http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...127-166&depa=0 That mobo is the ****. It has the most overclocking capabilities ever for this socket.
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've heard that, but I've heard things about other cpus too, I just want to make sure which one before I blow $100 on a cpu. Being a 13 year old, it is hard to make much money.
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You wont regret getting that processor, which motherboard do you plan on using with it?
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I'm going to use a Abit NF7-S v2.0.
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's a very good mobo!
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#2 because it only uses 35 Watts instead of 45 which produces less heat. It will oc a hell of alot more.... Some people have seen up to 2.7ghz on air! Also make sure you pair it with the Abit NF7-S version 2- http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...127-166&depa=0 That mobo is the ****. It has the most overclocking capabilities ever for this socket.
He's 100% right. I have that same mobo and an amd xp 3000+ and its reallll nice.
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From what I have read, it is a very good aznd afordable ocing board. I have had nothing but good experiences with abit when building.
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Okay then you're set, with that cpu you will need a Heatsink and a Fan since it doesn't come with one (assuming you're looking at the one on newegg). This one would work great- http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...106-037&depa=0
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I was leaning towards the whisperrock IV. Affordable, cool-looking with good reviews. I used a whisperrock III and it was great on a athlon xp 2600.



EDIT: I know this is off topic, but lazerman, that Hits 4 PAy thing looks pretty cool. Is it worth doing?
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