A question about AMD

By Wallabe ยท 43 replies
Oct 20, 2003
  1. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    i would have gotten the 2500+. you could have easily OC'ed it to 2800+ with the same temperatures. 2500+ is an overclocker's friend. i used to have a 2500+ and it really flies (especially when OC'ed).
  2. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125


    2500+: ~$90
    EPoX 8RDA3G: ~$90
    2x256MB TwinMOS PC3200: ~$100

    Buy that.
  3. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    which motherboard has the easier bios to work with when oc'ing an Asus A7N8X-X or the ABit NF7?
  4. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    NF7, with the Asus you have to remove a jumper in order to OC...but get the 8RDA3G. It's much cheaper AND better.
  5. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

    The a7v8x won't overclock that well because of the lack of PCI/AGP locking options in the BIOS.

    Maybe getting a 2800+ which has a higher multiplier then a 2500+ wasn't such a bad idea. He won't have to push as much on the FSB to get higher speeds.

    & the a7n8x doesn't need to have a jumper removed in order to OC. You simply play around with the "CPU External Frequency" & "CPU Interface" in the BIOS.

    One good thing about the NF7 is that it has a nForce 2 bug protection. It's a small hardware modification that's been added but only on the 2.0 version if I'm not mistaken.
  6. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    ...the A7V8X does (have a jumper) I'm sure. I figured the N was the same just different chipset. But anyway, you're really not gonna get much of a performance rise unless you raise the FSB, otherwise is pretty pointless. Getting an A7N8X and a 2800+ would cost so much extra money, and it's not even the best combo. The best OC'ing combo for the money would be a 2500+ with an 8RDA3+ or 8RDA3G. They are better than the A7N8X and equal to the NF7-S, but much cheaper.
  7. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    NF7-S v2.0 is the best nForce2 mainboard you can buy. I just ordered my second one today (and a 2500+), its that good. Really.
  8. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    im going to go with Nic's setup there. i got a nice paycheck this week so money isnt an object. and i need an easy bios to work with and i think ABits soft menu will do. thanks for the quick reply guys.
  9. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

    He's allready bought the board & the only thing he asked was a good CPU for that board.

    A kt400 board prolly won't be able to go over 200 in FSB speed anyways. If he had taken a 2500+ he would be stuck at 2200mhz ( 11*200 ) but with a 2800+ he would be at 2500mhz ( 12.5*200 ) provided the CPU+RAM would be willing to go that far. He could always unlock the multiplier & try to squeeze some more speed but it's up to him if he wants to go through that extra hassle.

    PS. Do kt400(a) support multiplier adjustments without unlocking the way nForce 2 boards do ?
  10. Wallabe

    Wallabe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Look all I'm asking is what Processor can I get and how much Ram of which kind should I get. Sorry if it was misleading to some of you guys and gals. If I overclock it thats fine but I would like to be at a very decent speed. Agissi and someone pointed out that the 2500 and 2800 may differ but I wouldnt notice the difference unless I was a human calculater/stopwatch. I have the Motherboard already. Its the ASUS A7V8X-X. If you can or if you want you can help me find out info about my motherboard and how to get the best out of it. I dont need info about other motherboards. I have until the end of the month Oct. 31 to buy the two remaining parts. Which are DDR Ram & CPU. Thank you
  11. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    throughout this thread they have told you about good processors to buy. just look. weather its overclocking or not. you get the most bang for your buck with the 2500+.
  12. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    Ya, and with 2500+ you won't be stuck at 2200mhz, all you have to do is raise the multi, it's not that hard. What I'm trying to point out here is that you're getting ripped off by buying a proc for $70 more than one that could essentially be better.
  13. Charles Hammond

    Charles Hammond TS Rookie Posts: 59

    With AMD processors there are a couple of things to look for:

    One is the Cost. $$$$$$

    Another thing is the BUS Speed

    The Cores used for the different speeds may make a difference since some run cooler than others.

    What is the Cache Size? Cache size has a direct relation on the speed of the processor.

    These are the same things you look for with some variations in the Intel Processors.

    Show some initiative and do some research on your own.
  14. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    hey wicka does the 8RDA3G support dual ddr setup or not?
  15. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    I'm not sure snowman, Epox's website doesn't mention it but the pictures show that two of the three memory slots are purple and the third is black; that usually indicates the two dual-channel slots.
  16. Wallabe

    Wallabe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I bought it. I got the AMD Xp 2500 333. Hopefully it should be here by next wednesday. I guess now I can start preparing to do the swap and clean off my hard drives so I can format them. Thanks alot guys you been a big help.
  17. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    You have a mobo right? Didn't you say A7V8X?
  18. Wallabe

    Wallabe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I didnt get the AMD 2500. Instead I bought the 2400. I'm a bumbass but it is holding up pretty good at the speed its going. A major thing I see is my PCI video card and hard drive. Other then that its doing good to me. And yes I have the Asus A7V8X-X Mobo
  19. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    :eek: I'll keep out of this one :unch:
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