1. This forum section is a read-only archive which contains old newsgroup posts. If you wish to post a query, please do so in one of our main forum sections (here). This way you will get a faster, better response from the members on Motherboard Point.


Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by 7legend, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. 7legend

    7legend Guest

    i have an athlon 2800xp on a jetwayv400ADBL. sysytem info shows it as an
    2800xp running at 2087mhz. is this running speed correct? cheers for any
    7legend, Dec 30, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  2. 7legend

    Arthur Buse Guest

    That sounds about right. My BIOS wants to run my 2800xp at
    166 * 12.5 = 2079 MHz. Shame my power supply can't oblige...
    Arthur Buse, Jan 3, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  3. The Athlon XP 2800+ is supposed to be clocked at 2.08GHz (AKA 166 x
    12.5). If you don't know why it's not 2.8GHz as you may have thought it
    would be, here is why.

    AMD names their XP line of processors according to how they pair up
    against the Pentium 4 line. For instance, a Pentium 4 2.4GHz processor
    would have the AMD equivalent of Athlon XP 2400+ (clocked at an actual
    2GHz ie 133 x 15 I think it is), and the Pentium 4 3.0GHz would be
    paired with an Athlon XP 3000+ (2.47GHz using 190 x 13). Hope that helps.

    Athlon XP 2500+ OC to 2800+
    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
    1024MB PC3200
    ATI Radeon 9500 128MB
    Thermaltake Volcano 7+
    40GB Maxtor DMA133
    80GB Seagate DMA100
    Plextor PX-708A v1.04
    BTC 316B 16x DVD-Rom
    Peter Garbarino, Jan 11, 2004
  4. 7legend

    J. Clarke Guest

    The naming is actually based on how they perform when compared to their
    Thunderbird processors--they went to the new rating system because their
    newer processors were giving equivalent performance at lower clock
    speeds and they wanted the names to reflect this--otherwise people would
    buy Tbird 1400s vs 1300s in the newer series that were actually faster.

    It worked out that for a while this rating was roughly comparable to the
    clock speed of a P4 with comparable performance and eventually I believe
    AMD marketing started suggesting that it was related to the P4
    performance, but I don't know if that is how the rating is derived.
    J. Clarke, Jan 11, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.