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Thread: Is It Worth Paying Extra For A Amd Xp 3200

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    k the diference between the prices for me over here in NZ is

    Athlon XP2500+ c/w AMD Fan & 3 years Warr box Barton CPU

    NZ$140


    AMD Athlon XP3200+ 2.2GHz 400MHz FSB W/COOLING FAN retail box

    NZ$378



    thats a huge difference for me....

    keep in mind that its in NZ dollars so dont freak out at the prices!!!

    (and can i also just ask why so many people have amd athlon xp's when the max the AMD Athlon XP3200+ can run is at 2.2GHz... whereas Intels petium 4's 2.4ghz is cheaper but run at a higher speed.... or am i mistaken

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    if i had the money i would go with the 3200 just cause it "better" then the 2500 by the numbers..

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    yer i realise that, but i dont see the need to spend that much if i know i can safely oc it to the same speeds....

    lol, like what happens if i fry it.... gutted

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    since the 2500 has 3 year warranty, u might as well go with that, and if u fuck up ur cpu, u can always get a new one

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    Originally posted by dray_02@24 February 2004 - 10:06
    (and can i also just ask why so many people have amd athlon xp's when the max the AMD Athlon XP3200+ can run is at 2.2GHz... whereas Intels petium 4's 2.4ghz is cheaper but run at a higher speed.... or am i mistaken

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    i don't know the actual reason, because i don't pay attention - but it boils down to clock speeds not actually meaning much when you compare AMD to Intel


    i think the price difference between the 2500 and 3200 is pretty big, after looking at some benchmarks its not an incredible difference in speed either
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    so what do you rekon i should do?

    i love benchmarks!!!

    and i want to get higher!! lol

    should i go and upgrade to the 2500 barton

    or should i get another stick of ram?

    512 Mb DDR 400 x 2

    thatll be more expensive....

    so is it ram or cpu...

    which will give me a higher performance increase?

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    2500XP

    That is what you get then talk to me or post on here and we will help you...dont waste money on a 3200XP get the 2500XP...
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    Yes get the 2500+ and OC it if you are looking for higher speeds. OCing it would void the 3 year warrenty though, so it comes down to which is more important to you. You can OC the 2500+ to a 3200+ w/ stock fans as well, no need even for water cooling
    but yes get the 2500 for sure
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    If you go for the XP2500 you will need faster ram anyway, particularly if you are thinking of oc'ing it. But get the 2500 rather than the 3200, I did and here's the results:

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    Edit: stock hsf, but I'm not happy with the temp (now 51C at full load), but extra cooling is on its way.

    Edit2: When I've got the temps down I'll have a go at REALLY overclocking it, this bit was too easy.
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    Don't waste money! Get the 2500+.

    My understanding is that they are both the same part made on the same assembly line. They test them and the ones that perform best get the 3200+ stamp on them. It used to be that the first batches of the 2500+ couldn't be overclocked as easily but the production quality has improved over time.

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