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Whats fastest 266fsb XP chip?

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Blaedmon, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Blaedmon

    Blaedmon Guest

    I'm wanting to put an XP 3200+ in a Tyan 2462 mobo - but do they make a
    266fsb xp3200+ at all?
    Blaedmon, Feb 11, 2004
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    Doughnut Guest

    Nope the 3200xp only comes in the 200fsb 400mhz version, the fastest i
    believe is the 2600xp but i hear they are very rare. Best going for a 2400xp
    266 fsb.

    Doughnut, Feb 12, 2004
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    Tod Guest

    I believe the fastest 266FSB XP is the 2600.
    Tod, Feb 12, 2004
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    Species Guest

    I think there were 2700+ or 2800+ ones too, but very rare. You're best bet
    would be to get a Thoroughbred B Athlon XP 2400+

    Barton Athlon XPs such as the 3200+ are for 166/333MHz and 200/400MHz FSB
    Species, Feb 12, 2004
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    Wes Newell Guest

    if you want to run it at 266FSB (133MHz) they do. Only the defaults are
    set on the cpu's. In reality, any of them will run on a 133MHz (or 100MHz)
    FSB. The problem is that you need an unlocked cpu to change the multiplier
    to get the max speed from the CPU. To run a 3200+ barton at about the same
    rated speed as default (2200MHz). You'd need a multiplier of 16.5. Easy to
    do with an unlocked cpu. The link below may help.
    Wes Newell, Feb 12, 2004
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    Blaedmon Guest

    Many thanks, guys. My mobo has NO overclocking options, however, due to it
    being server-based (tyan 2462) so I guess I'll have to stick with defaults
    :/ Looks like a 2400 or a 2600 is in order. Thanks for your infos ;)
    Blaedmon, Feb 12, 2004
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    Wes Newell Guest

    Add a little wire to the socket and your board has complete overclocking
    capabilities (assuming you have an unlocked cpu's).

    Wes Newell, Feb 12, 2004
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    Ben Pope Guest

    You should note that 200*11 != 133*16.5 for many applications due to the
    difference in memory bandwidth.

    Ben Pope, Feb 12, 2004
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    Wes Newell Guest

    :) They're lucky I typed that much. Bandwidth only matters in certain
    apps and that's a whole nother subject. There's times when it's clock
    speed that matters too. A 2700+ Tbred will outperform a 2800+ Barton in
    certain apps too, but the difference is not big either way. But i guess
    for clarities sake, I should state that there's about a 3% overall
    performance loss for every 33MHz lower in FSB speed if ram is in sync.
    Wes Newell, Feb 13, 2004
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