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Differences between Athlon XP 2600+ and Athlon XP 2800+

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by Guest, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I have an Athlon XP2600+ CPU in a NForce2 motherboard machine. I am a bit
    confused as to what type of CPU it is i.e."Barton" etc. The CPU is green in
    colour and has a 333MHZ fsb. The small print on the packaging says that it
    is also rated to run at 2083MHZ. I was thinking of upgrading this CPU to
    a faster processor and when I checked a retailer's web site, I noted that
    there was a Athlon XP 2800+ that also ran at the same clock speed (2083MHZ)
    as my 2600+. What is the difference between these two CPUs then?

    Is mine a Barton? Is it good for overclocking?

    Guest, Aug 10, 2004
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    Ed Guest

    Only difference between the T-Bred 2600+ (2083MHz 166x12.5) and the
    Barton 2800+ (2083Mhz 166x12.5) is the Barton has 512K L2 cache and the
    T-bred has 256K L2 cache.

    Most of the AMD chips I've had will OC at least 150MHz with little
    Ed, Aug 10, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Thanks Ed. I thought the T-Bred was brown in color rather than the green
    one I have. I vagually recall the retailer gave me the impression it was a
    'barton' chip - frankly I just can't remember. I did have a system with an
    Athlon XP2400+ and it was a brown chip.

    Guest, Aug 10, 2004
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    BigBadger Guest

    The colour of the CPU substrate has no significance whatsoever.
    Your CPU is a T'bred with 256L2 cache. As for of it will overclock... well
    your really the best one to tell us. Why don't you try?
    BigBadger, Aug 10, 2004
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    andy Guest

    i have a mobile xp2500+ barton
    and its biege coloured :p
    andy, Aug 10, 2004
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    rstlne Guest


    I'd like to see a photo of that, never seen that color ;P

    It's a shame that you cant find that stuff out easily, cause I know there
    are beige color'd motherboards and I bet modders would love having the same
    color cpu :p
    rstlne, Aug 10, 2004
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    borolad Guest

    It will be a first if it is . . . beige
    borolad, Aug 10, 2004
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