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Athlon 64 3200+ s939

By MetalX
Aug 18, 2006
  1. How much better (or worse) is an Athlon 64 3200+ socket 939 than a 2.26 Northwood or an XP 2800+ or a 3.2 Prescott?
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    It completely kills the Northwood, the XP 2800+, and manages to beat the 3.2 GHZ Prescott easily.

    Great processor, I have it and performs like a champ :)
     
  3. Sarah07

    Sarah07 TS Rookie

    Athlon 64 3200+ is too greater!
     
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    KK ty guys! Im gonna buy it... once I can figure out how to make sure I get a Venice core not a Winchester :p
     
  5. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    I have the Venice core, it's fast for a cheap processor, and it overclocks to 2.5GHz on stock voltage and stock cooling(i didn't try to go any higher, this is fast enough for me).

    Good luck on your search.
     
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Ok 2 questions:

    1.) When you say you got it to 2.5 was that with a locked PCI/AGP bus or were they unlocked?

    2.) What does 2.5 ghz = in terms of the Processor Name like 3200+ or 3800+
     
  7. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    The buses were locked.

    2.5ghz would probably be 3800+ or better(someone said 2.4ghz was close to a 3800+).
     
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Damn... I wont be able to get to that prob cuz the mobo im getting doesnt have AGP/PCI lock...
     
  9. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Neither does mine, but I manually set the PCI-E frequency and leave it at 100. I don't use any of the PCI slots nor do I have an AGP slot so it's all good for me.(unless I'm totally misunderstanding what a PCI/AGP bus lock is:haha: )

    Also; if some expert on the A64's happens to pass by this, is there a general way to calculate the rating(3200+ etc) when a certain chip is overclocked?

    EDIT

    Here's my results from SIS sandra:

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    Look! I owned that Pentium Pro 200mhz! /ego
     
  10. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    whats your budget? because you could get a 4000+ near the price of what i paid for a 3500+ 3 months ago lol

    and, that was cheap haha
     
  11. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    You've sort of missed the point of a AGP/PCI lock... lol. It doesn't just lock the AGP and PCI slots, it also locks the speed of pretty much EVERYTHING else including the HDD tranfer rate. If the HDD speed goes up too high you can corrupt your data. I got my Athlon 3200 to 2.3 ghz so far and i will go higher soon as long as it remains stable.
     
  12. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Yeah...no option for that in my BIOS.

    And this is supposed to be "a very powerful motherboard for overclocking" according to some reviews, also by a lot of people on extremeoverclocking.
     
  13. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    I dont want to get anything faster than a 3200+ right now. I am planning to get an X2 or FX57 eventually but for the moment my 3200+ is doin great.
     
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