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 Post subject: need some info on OC'ing.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:40 pm 
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well, i'm building a new rig on a small budget so i figured i should go with a cheaper proc, and OC it for more performance. i've been told various things(i get TONS of different opinions all the time, from different people, i think lots of it is BS) about OC'ing. Some people have told me that if i use a 2500+(fsb is 266) an OC the 512mb stick of pc3200 ram i'm using will be bottlenecked to lower speeds. is that true? i've considered going for the 2.4C northwood over the 2500+ for that reason. which processor would i get the most performance out of? both would be using ASUS mobos. and the rest of the specs are as follows:

512mb pc3200 Kingston HyperX
9800 pro 128mb
80GB SATA western digital.

im just curious which would be better for the price, and which one i would get more performance out of, thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:05 am 
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For the price, go AMD. Definetly. Your ram will only be be downclocked if you don't run the FSB of the proc at 200 mhz (or if you manually set it lower).

The newer mobile Barton procs overclock like crazy. Most people get the 2500+'s up towards 2.5 and 2.6 ghz. The 2600+'s give an even bigger boost of up to 2.6 - 2.7 ghz. If you decide to go this route I advise you get an Abit NF7-S (revision 2) motherboard.

If you spend a bit more you could get yourself an AMD 64 bit solution and kick even more ass, Especially in games.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:34 am 
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Could you link me to the newer mobile bartons i should be looking at?
and the ram wouldnt be downclocked at ALL on these if i overclock it to around 2.4+ ?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:30 pm 
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2500+

2600+

As long as you run the FSB at the same speed as the RAM it won't be underclocked. You will probably be able to reach 200 mhz FSB and even higher clock speeds without touching the multiplier.


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