Athlon XP-M 2600+ vs XP-M 2500+ for OCing...

Everyone is talking about OCing the 2500+ XP-M...wouldn't a 2600+ XP-M have better odds of giving a higher OC? meaning, AMD probably uses better chips for the 2600 than the 2500, and for 10 bucks more, why not get a 2600?

AMD AthlonXP 2500 @ 3200 (11x200Mhz)
Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2
Geil 2x256MB PC3200 DDR (2-3-3-11)
Gigabyte Radeon 9200 128MB VIVO
WD 36GB 10,000RPM 8MB SATA
Maxtor 40GB 7,200RPM 8MB ATA133
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  1. the barton 2500+ has a 512kb L2 cache which makes it better

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  2. The two will give about the same results.

    Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
    Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
    1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
    Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
  3. the XP-M 2600+ has 512k L2 also...

    AMD AthlonXP 2500 @ 3200 (11x200Mhz)
    Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2
    Geil 2x256MB PC3200 DDR (2-3-3-11)
    Gigabyte Radeon 9200 128MB VIVO
    WD 36GB 10,000RPM 8MB SATA
    Maxtor 40GB 7,200RPM 8MB ATA133
  4. Well if you ask me, now i'd go with the higher model numbers, when 2500+ first came out, they were doing 3200+ speed with stock voltage, hitting 2.4-2.6ghz on aircooling. Now AMD's been sort of an a$$hole like Intel, so most 2500+(standard) can't hit 3200+ speed, just period. So if price difference between 2500+M and 2600+M is under 10 bucks, i'd go for the higher model.

    -Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.276G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 4x256 4000EL memory @ 252mhz 2.5-3-4-6 -XFX 5900 128meg 570/1040 -SB audigy -2x120G Seagate 7200.7 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
  5. my only point is, when they sort out the XP chips, the XP-M 2500+ are certified to run at 1.8 Ghz at 1.45V, while the XP-M 2600+ is certified to run at 2.1 Ghz at 1.45V. Doesn't that mean the XP-M 2600+ chips would generally be higher quality and therefore give a better OC? for an additional 10 bucks, i'd be more inclined to get a XP-M 2600+...

    AMD AthlonXP 2500 @ 3200 (11x200Mhz)
    Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2
    Geil 2x256MB PC3200 DDR (2-3-3-11)
    Gigabyte Radeon 9200 128MB VIVO
    WD 36GB 10,000RPM 8MB SATA
    Maxtor 40GB 7,200RPM 8MB ATA133
  6. Right now, they're probably the same quality, until AMD decides to be a$$holes, and start lowering the quality on their economical chips.

    -Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.276G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 4x256 4000EL memory @ 252mhz 2.5-3-4-6 -XFX 5900 128meg 570/1040 -SB audigy -2x120G Seagate 7200.7 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
  7. Do you know the AMD part number for the XP-M 2600?

    The part number for the Barton 2500+ Mobile is : axmh2500fqq4c

    I tought it was axmh2600fqq4c for the 2600+, but Google don't find anything with this part number.

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  8. newegg lists the XP-M 2600+ as AXMH2600FQQ4C

    AMD AthlonXP 2500 @ 3200 (11x200Mhz)
    Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2
    Geil 2x256MB PC3200 DDR (2-3-3-11)
    Gigabyte Radeon 9200 128MB VIVO
    WD 36GB 10,000RPM 8MB SATA
    Maxtor 40GB 7,200RPM 8MB ATA133
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