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August 25, 2004 10:56:20 PM

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I'm currently running an Abit NF7 motherboard which is capable of running,
according to the Abit website "...the latest AMD Athlon XP, BartonT
processors with 200/266/333 FSB...". I currently have an AMD Athlon 2000+
XP, Palimino processor on the board. I have 512 of Kingston PC3200 DDR400,
dual channel RAM installed. I'm mostly looking for performance for the
games that I play, currently DOOM3, as well as generally increasing the
speed of the system for everyday tasks. I've never overclocked a system,
but if it's there I may give it a go.

What I was looking for is advice on which CPU would give me the most "bang
for my buck" in real world performance. I mean, I could spend $100 to get a
57% increase, but if I could spend, $25 and get a 40% increase I'd consider
that the better deal.

Thanks for any and all advice...

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August 25, 2004 10:56:21 PM

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"James R. Lunsford" wrote:

> I'm currently running an Abit NF7 motherboard which is capable of running,
> according to the Abit website "...the latest AMD Athlon XP, BartonT
> processors with 200/266/333 FSB...". I currently have an AMD Athlon 2000+
> XP, Palimino processor on the board. I have 512 of Kingston PC3200 DDR400,
> dual channel RAM installed. I'm mostly looking for performance for the
> games that I play, currently DOOM3

Doom 3 does not run so well with an Athlon XP or Pentium 4.

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=214...

To get great performance in Doom 3, you need an Athlon 64. You also need
a very high performance video card. An Athlon 64 3000+ and a motherboard for
it would cost around $230. Since you don't seem to want to spend so much,
you could get an Athlon XP3000+ for around $100. It will help a bit with Doom
3,
however it won't be great. It will help much more with other applications.



> , as well as generally increasing the
> speed of the system for everyday tasks. I've never overclocked a system,
> but if it's there I may give it a go.
>
> What I was looking for is advice on which CPU would give me the most "bang
> for my buck" in real world performance. I mean, I could spend $100 to get a
> 57% increase, but if I could spend, $25 and get a 40% increase I'd consider
> that the better deal.
>
> Thanks for any and all advice...
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 25, 2004 11:15:46 PM

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"James R. Lunsford" <sky.rocker*NOSPAM*@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:o h5Xc.50840$3O2.20858@trndny07...
> I'm currently running an Abit NF7 motherboard which is capable of running,
> according to the Abit website "...the latest AMD Athlon XP, BartonT
> processors with 200/266/333 FSB...". I currently have an AMD Athlon 2000+
> XP, Palimino processor on the board. I have 512 of Kingston PC3200
> DDR400, dual channel RAM installed. I'm mostly looking for performance
> for the games that I play, currently DOOM3, as well as generally
> increasing the speed of the system for everyday tasks. I've never
> overclocked a system, but if it's there I may give it a go.
>
> What I was looking for is advice on which CPU would give me the most "bang
> for my buck" in real world performance. I mean, I could spend $100 to get
> a 57% increase, but if I could spend, $25 and get a 40% increase I'd
> consider that the better deal.
>
> Thanks for any and all advice...

The Barton Mobile 2500+ is a sweeeet deal.
>
!