2400+ or 2600+?

By vassil3427
Nov 9, 2003
  1. Hey guys,
    I've been putting off upgrading for awhile, and am on a bit of a budget so cant really get that much...but. I am going to get a strip of 512mb DDR..

    And a new processor, I am deciding between the Athlon XP 2400+ and 2600+ with the 266mhz FSB...

    I would love to move up to a new mobo and processor with a higher FSB but that really isnt an option...Is it worth the extra $20 to get the 2600+? Will I see much of a gain with it since it still has the 266mhz FSB?

    Current Specs:
    Athlon XP 1800+
    384mb PC2100
    100GB WD SE HDD
    GF4 Ti4600
    SB Audigy
    Antec 400w P.S.
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    I have an XP 1700 with a stock speed of about 1400mhz. Ive got it OCd to 1850mhz with no problems. You most likely can OC the 2400 to at least 2600 level.
  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 640

    Na, that's ok, I may overclock my current 1800+ but I'm not OC'ing my new processor..It's just not worth it to me...
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    There's a 133mhz difference between the 2400+ & the 2600+. If you could notice that speed difference in everyday use, then by all means get the 2600+. Otherwise a 2400+ will suffice.:)

    PS. The 2600+ requires a 16x multiplier. Does your board support that ?
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