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Opinion required

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Doug Whitesell, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. I need an opinion. I am currently in the process of speccing an (almost)-entirely new machine:
    Asus A7N8X
    GeForce FX 5200 (64mb RAM)
    1 gig DDR (PC3200)
    I have drives already and a case on the way.

    What I would like is an honest opinion: should I just buy a Barton 2800+ (which I can afford right
    now) or should I save up to get the Barton 3200+? What is the performance difference besides a PR
    number? Are there any issues with RAM/AGP etc. etc. I should be concerned about?

    Thanks for your time. I'm a AMD newbie, so please forgive me.

    Doug Whitesell, Jul 4, 2003
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  2. Doug Whitesell

    Wes Newell Guest

    All Barton cores are the same. Get a 2500+ (default 11 multiplier). Set
    the fsb to 200Mhz instead of the default 166 and you have a 3200+.
    Wes Newell, Jul 4, 2003
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