I plan on getting an xp2100 palomino (AMDAX2100DMT3C) to put on my A7M266 mobo usin crucial pc2100 ddr. I'd like to get a T-bred but the only xp cpus this board reliably supports is the palomino. Is this cpu overclockable?
NO, definitely not. This was the last of the Palominos ever produced. AMd switched to throughbreds because this core produced a lot of heat, and wa reaching it's thermal limits. If you get this processor get very good cooling and dont expect much overclocking at all. If I were you I would get a 1700+ Tbred B and overclock it to 2100+ speeds. It would produce less heat, require less cooling, be less noisy due to need for smaller HSF, and would cost you less. I can reach 2100+ speeds at less than stock voltage on my Tbred B 1700+, so this should be no problem for you (mine sits at 29C). There is also the possibility of being able to overclock it further (I can get mine to 2075mhz at less than stock voltage, for 2400+ speeds) so all together this sounds like the best deal :smile:
I would love to do that, its just that my motherboard only supports palomino cpus, not t-breds. its an a7m266 mobo. I really just want to a minor upgrade from what im running now (1.2 athlon c) until the new amd cpus are out then ill build a new box.
well if you are sure it ONLY supports palomino's then you are better of getting a XP1600+ AGOIA. much cheaper and will overclock to XP2100+ speeds easily (assuming your board is at all good for overclocking)
honestly, a good overclock depends as much on the board and ram as the cpu. I dont think your motherboard is that great.
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I tried everything to get it to run on my mobo.. latest bios, cleared cmos, upped the votage to 1.8 - 1.85. Damn puter didn't post once, just a blank screen. T-breds dont work on this mobo. The only t-bred that i've heard of runnng of this mobo is a 2200, but not without mods.