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Help .Which CPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NiTr0, 26 Aug 2003.

  1. NiTr0

    NiTr0 What's a Dremel?

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    Been looking again at getting another cpu for my system.
    I had a 2500+ Barton last week along with a Asus A7V8X-X mobo.
    When put together the system kept on locking up at ramdom intervals
    Tried diff ram (Crucial 2700), drivers, pci cards even a clean install. which was locking.
    Dumped my old 1.4 T Bird into the system and the problem went.. (Any Thoughts on this prob?)

    RMA'd the chip back and now i have the choice of another Barton (Retail) or a ATHLON XP2600+ Thoroughbred OEM

    Will the barton be faster than the Thoroughbred as the T Bred has a higher core speed.

    Spec atm is:
    Asus A7V8X-X
    768mb Crucial PC2700
    Sonicfury
    Creative GF4 Ti4400
    Enermax PSU 430w

    TIA..
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    i personally would go for the barton, as they are pretty good overclockers.

    will you be overclocking?
     
  3. NiTr0

    NiTr0 What's a Dremel?

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    I doubt i will be overclocking the cpu, having the trouble with the last barton to run at all was a headache :worried:
     
  4. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    The couple of MHz in clock difference doesn't outweigh the large improvement you get with the extra L2 cache. And the Barton is a good overclocker if you ever feel like doing that - go with it.
     

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