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AMD OC Tip!!!!

By h_pavon
Nov 18, 2003
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  1. Need advice from the experts......

    I want to upgrade my KT3 Ultra2 and XP2200 CPU..... I'm on a tight budget so I want performance for low price. I'll be getting the Abit NF7 mobo, but I'm undecided in which CPU to get...... I want something for the LONG RUN, the options are:

    a) 2500 XP Barton and 512mb DDR GeIL 400
    b) or just a 2700 XP CPU cause I have dual 256mb 333 DDR

    I want my system to operate at 2.2ghz speed..... will the barton be enough overclocked?, will this procesor have the same lifetime as if I get the 2700 XP not OC?

    PS... With the Abit mobo!, I wont need to unlock the cpu, right?
    Thanx in advance.......
  2. Crazy

    Crazy TS Rookie Posts: 191

    If you want to upgrade to a 2500+ or 2700+ I would see no point in buying a new motherbord definatly when your on a tight budjet.

    If you update your bios the KT3 Ultra2 can support up to 2700+ and 333mhz FSB
    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=341

    I'm not a expert, a upgrade is always usefull for something. Except if your on a tight budjet :eek: .

    Hope this helped a bit

    Greets Crazy
  3. h_pavon

    h_pavon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Thanx for your post, but the MSI KT3 Ultra2 doesn't unlock the CPU, can't mess with the multiplyer..... my BIOS is already flashed and supports 333FSB.

    I want to upgrade my mobo cause it only supports 4x AGP, my main concern is which CPU would do best for me in the long run, the 2700XP or 2500XP OC?

    Wouldn't like my system to be unstable or give problems after a couple of months.....

    Suggestions are welcome!!!!!
  4. Crazy

    Crazy TS Rookie Posts: 191

    I would go for the 2700+, if you OC it correctly it shouldn't give you any problems

    Greets Crazy,
  5. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 422

    actually - sorry to contridict crazy - but the 2500+ barton will overclock ALOT better than the 2700+ throughbreads (and it has twice the L2 Cache - good for that extra performance)
    with some good cooling the 2500+ will go to 2.2ghz easily (without changin the multiplier - just ramp the FSB up to 200)
    as i understand it all bartons come with the multiplier unlocked anyway so that leaves you that option open aswell
    at overclocked speeds (200*11 @ 1.75v) the barton will last long enough for it to be totally out of date when it fails but it wont last aslong as if it wasn't overclocked
    my recommendation is buy the 2500+ - when i find the cash im going to get one and overclock the life out of it (not literally hopefully :D)
    hope that helped

    Steg
  6. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    the 2500+ oc's to3200+ levels easy
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