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Byrone
05-11-2003, 12:47 AM
There has been alot of talk about the 2500+ and its effiency.
Personally, I'd take the 2500+ over an Intel chip, mainly because im amazed at how AMD's keep up with the P4's.

Just imagine if AMD had the technology the P4's have...
G'bye Intel.

Altho... AMD's tend to overheat alot. LOL.


In regards to the P4's, the 2.4C's are the CPU's for overclocking, because the voltage's are not set, unlike the newer chips, ie, 2.667GHz and 2.8's.
The 2.4C's are clockable to a 3.6 or 3.8.

I like muchly.
:)

skip to my lou
05-11-2003, 12:55 AM
I have a 2100+, which easily outperforms a P4 2.0Ghz. Note that 2100+ = 1.73 Ghz and 2500+ is 1.87 Ghz, slower than the 2400+ but double the cache, so is faster than 2400+.

Byrone
05-11-2003, 01:02 AM
Thats what i mean...

UP THE ATHLONS!!

lol...
i know some people may think they are cheap and dodgy... but all in all, you are saving yourself about $200... and the AMD's basically out do the intel's anyways.

Why would u go anything diff? Unless you have money to throw away.

skip to my lou
05-11-2003, 01:03 AM
Considering many people leave their computers on analysing a chess position / game all night, cooling would be a major problem with AMD's, and is a major problem with my 2100+.

Byrone
05-11-2003, 01:08 AM
Yerr...
I can imagine.

You need one of those Volcano heat sinks and fans. Ive got one, and it runs at a nice temp. No over heating... no nothing.

Mind you, i am running a humble Duron 1.3GHz... due to a funding issue.

The bus speeds are the only thing that seems to suffer with AMD's

skip to my lou
05-11-2003, 01:11 AM
lol :) I have a 1.2 AMD running on the standard fan, no problems. Its usually on all the time aswell.

Byrone
05-11-2003, 01:16 AM
lol...
i cant remember the last time i turned my puter off...

Gandalf
08-11-2003, 11:08 PM
I reset about three times a day, because my computer is so old it screws up every few hours. I'm looking at getting AMD for the next one though, but I'm worried that cooling may cost more than it's worth. Would two fans and a monster heatsink be enough? What would you recommend, and how much would it cost?

skip to my lou
08-11-2003, 11:18 PM
If you're getting AMD, get water cooling, check the cooling forum for the links.

Byrone
09-11-2003, 10:06 PM
atm - im using a volcano heatsink n fan

works tops.

Gandalf
12-11-2003, 12:14 PM
What makes these "volcano" heatsinks so good? Could someone link me?

arosar
17-09-2004, 05:30 PM
I can't bloody find that thread that was all about techie stuff so I use this one instead.

Listen fellas, any1 got any experience with Asus machines? Whaddya reckon of them - any good? I'm only looking at the laptops.

AR

skip to my lou
17-09-2004, 07:50 PM
At the moment, it seems toshiba lead the market in laptops.