Help needed in choosing from 4 ADD Athlon processors

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Arawak, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Arawak

    Arawak Guest

    I have narrowed down my choices of processors for my Asus A7N8X
    Deluxe Rev 2 MoBo, to the following but since I am totally confused, I
    need help deciding which I should buy. My budget was limited to $100
    and I realize the XP 3000+ is the superior chip but I'd have to forego
    lunch for a month or cut costs elsewhere for MY dream machine. If the
    any of others can be overclocked I'd like to know which.

    Athlon XP 2700+ Processor (2.16GHZ, 256KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:256 kB Processor speed: 2.16 GHz
    $99.00

    Athlon XP 2600+ Processor (2.08GHz, 256KB, 333MHz FSB, Socket A)
    L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:256 kB Processor speed: 2.08 GHz
    $81.00

    Athlon XP 3000+ Processor (2.16GHz, 512KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    L1 Cache Size: 0 kB L2 Cache Size:512 kB Processor speed: 2.16 MHz
    $155.00

    Athlon XP 2500+ Processor (1.83GHz, 512KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:512 kB P rocessor speed:1.83 GHz
    $71.00

    Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom,
    Arawak
    Arawak, Mar 6, 2004
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  2. Arawak

    ICee Guest

    Arawak wrote:
    > I have narrowed down my choices of processors for my Asus A7N8X
    > Deluxe Rev 2 MoBo, to the following but since I am totally confused, I
    > need help deciding which I should buy. My budget was limited to $100
    > and I realize the XP 3000+ is the superior chip but I'd have to forego
    > lunch for a month or cut costs elsewhere for MY dream machine. If the
    > any of others can be overclocked I'd like to know which.
    >
    > Athlon XP 2700+ Processor (2.16GHZ, 256KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    > L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:256 kB Processor speed: 2.16 GHz
    > $99.00
    >
    > Athlon XP 2600+ Processor (2.08GHz, 256KB, 333MHz FSB, Socket A)
    > L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:256 kB Processor speed: 2.08 GHz
    > $81.00
    >
    > Athlon XP 3000+ Processor (2.16GHz, 512KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    > L1 Cache Size: 0 kB L2 Cache Size:512 kB Processor speed: 2.16 MHz
    > $155.00
    >
    > Athlon XP 2500+ Processor (1.83GHz, 512KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    > L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:512 kB P rocessor speed:1.83 GHz
    > $71.00
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom,
    > Arawak


    Get the 2500+. It has a Barton core, so you have 512 KB L2 cache, and
    it's the cheapest one in your list. Plus, with that MB and PC3200
    memory, you can more than likely run the CPU at a 200 MHz FSB at 3200+
    speeds very easily.
    ICee, Mar 6, 2004
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  3. ICee wrote:
    > Arawak wrote:
    >> I have narrowed down my choices of processors for my Asus A7N8X
    >> Deluxe Rev 2 MoBo, to the following but since I am totally confused, I
    >> need help deciding which I should buy. My budget was limited to $100
    >> and I realize the XP 3000+ is the superior chip but I'd have to forego
    >> lunch for a month or cut costs elsewhere for MY dream machine. If the
    >> any of others can be overclocked I'd like to know which.


    >> Athlon XP 2700+ Processor (2.16GHZ, 256KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    >> L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:256 kB Processor speed: 2.16 GHz
    >> $99.00


    >> Athlon XP 2600+ Processor (2.08GHz, 256KB, 333MHz FSB, Socket A)
    >> L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:256 kB Processor speed: 2.08 GHz
    >> $81.00


    >> Athlon XP 3000+ Processor (2.16GHz, 512KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    >> L1 Cache Size: 0 kB L2 Cache Size:512 kB Processor speed: 2.16 MHz
    >> $155.00


    >> Athlon XP 2500+ Processor (1.83GHz, 512KB, 333MHz, Socket A)
    >> L1 Cache Size:128 kB L2 Cache Size:512 kB P rocessor speed:1.83 GHz
    >> $71.00


    >> Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom,
    >> Arawak


    > Get the 2500+. It has a Barton core, so you have 512 KB L2 cache, and
    > it's the cheapest one in your list. Plus, with that MB and PC3200
    > memory, you can more than likely run the CPU at a 200 MHz FSB at 3200+
    > speeds very easily.


    Building on that recommendation WRT overclocking the 2500+, I picked up
    a modding magazine the other day, and they have extensive writeups (two
    full pages each) on each of these (and other CPUs). I could probably
    find this stuff online, but it's just probably quicker to just grab the
    mag. Here's what they (the mag guys) found stable (other experiences
    will vary, but it's a start). I'll note the mobo for each, as well...

    Stock OC'ed MOBO What OC'ed
    ----- ----- ----------------- -----------
    2500+ Barton 1.83 2.13 MSI KT6 Delta-LSR FSB & VCore
    2600+ Thorobred 2.08 2.17 ASUS A7N8X Deluxe VCore
    2700+ Thorobred 2.19 2.39 ABIT KV7 FSB & VCore
    3000+ Barton 2.167 2.42 ASUS A7V699 VCore

    They also give these benchmarks, before and after: PCMark2002,
    3DMark2001SE. If anyone wants those, holler, and I'll add that
    information, as well.

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    Blinky the Shark, Mar 6, 2004
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