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April 27, 2006 7:01:08 PM

What is the highest Overclock that anyone has gotten with thier Athlon XP? I have not tried too hard, but I got my 2500+ to 2.266Ghz on stock cooling, stable.

Also, how would a highly overclocked Athlon XP compare to an Athlon 64 (single core)?

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April 27, 2006 7:29:51 PM

The World Record set with AMD's FX-57 and is right at 4GHz.

The World Record set with Intel's 965 series and is around 7.2GHz.

Both are using liquid nitrogen.

AMD's fastest FX single core chips are very hard to overclock much past 3GHz, and AMD's dual core are hard to reach 3GHz, yet Intel's dual core chips usually can reach near or just over 4GHz only using a good air cooling system.
April 27, 2006 8:06:55 PM

he was talking about athlon xp... i think the stock speed for a 3200 is higher than ur overclock... thats a decent oc though, 266 mhz?
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April 27, 2006 8:15:13 PM

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What is the highest Overclock that anyone has gotten with thier Athlon XP? I have not tried too hard, but I got my 2500+ to 2.266Ghz on stock cooling, stable.

Also, how would a highly overclocked Athlon XP compare to an Athlon 64 (single core)?


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April 27, 2006 8:52:39 PM

I have an Athlon XP 3200+ and the default speed is 2200mhz at 400mhz bus. i have a mobo that's really bad for overclocking but i bumped the base frequency (200mhz) up to 209 and got 2300 (wierd thing is it already seemed as though by default it was reading 2230 without overclocking it) I'm on an Abit board that's not really for overclocking, and since I got some USB errors, I just bumped it back down to default speeds.

now i'm an amateur, so I'd still like to see what a real overclocker has to say about the Athlon XP chips.
April 27, 2006 8:58:16 PM

well im not a real overclocker but ive heard that the bartons are fast, but also run pretty damn hot.. i used to have a 2400 though and max temp was like 35C.
April 27, 2006 9:43:22 PM

The stock 2500+ runs at 1.87ghz, so I achieved about a 350mhz OC. I think it can scale far higher, but I need a better CPU cooler, and maybe a northbridge cooler also.

At my current overclock, My Barton based 2500+ is running at about 44 degrees celcius. Under load, it gets up to about 48 sometimes.
April 27, 2006 9:58:20 PM

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The stock 2500+ runs at 1.87ghz, so I achieved about a 350mhz OC. I think it can scale far higher, but I need a better CPU cooler, and maybe a northbridge cooler also.

At my current overclock, My Barton based 2500+ is running at about 44 degrees celcius. Under load, it gets up to about 48 sometimes.


For the northbridge cooler, you'll probably just need a heatsink.
April 27, 2006 10:08:54 PM

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What is the highest Overclock that anyone has gotten with thier Athlon XP? I have not tried too hard, but I got my 2500+ to 2.266Ghz on stock cooling, stable.

Also, how would a highly overclocked Athlon XP compare to an Athlon 64 (single core)?



well the 2600+ barton and the 2500+ barton are teh same baring teh 2600+ is 11.5 not x11 on the multiplier, Ive had 2.4 gig stable and 2.5gig posting and booting but not stable.

On the 2600+ and with teh xtr vols temps went to about 55-57 load
April 27, 2006 10:15:47 PM

The best Athlon XP overclockers were the "Mobile" Barton versions. Better grade chips, able to withstand higher temperatures and the multipliers came unlocked from the factory. The Abit NF7-S Version 2.0, was the best board to use for overclocking Athlon XPs. Period.

As far as clocks, I've heard of some people in the 2.6-2.7 range. I believe wusy had one that clocked this high if not higher.
April 27, 2006 10:27:41 PM

With some decent DDR-500 in my system, I am able to overclock my Barton 2500+ to 2.5GHz stable. The only reason I haven't pushed it higher is that my 75.9 CFM fan went out, and I am currently using a standard 80mm case fan... Thus my temperatures get too hot for my liking when I get over 2.2GHz.

As to the highest ever, I have no clue. I've seen people take a Barton 2800+ to about 3GHz on ice-water. I really don't know what the record is, though.
April 27, 2006 10:30:47 PM

I got 300 mhz on air.
April 27, 2006 10:35:41 PM

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Yeh, but that with custom waterccoling plus ice chilled water on 1.975V
Just for the sake of Bungholiomarks and all that. 8)

At least it reached into the top10 table of 'normal' Barton records which is what I wanted.

Ahh, yes...you aren't anybody around here unless your equipment is Bungholiomark© certified.
April 28, 2006 3:12:25 PM

What's the best heatsink for an Athlon XP? How about for a Northbridge?

I know a lot of people who have these processors, and are too poor to buy a new motherboard, power supply, video card, CPU, and soon new ram. Which is why I was wondering about squeezing out every last bit of performance on what I have.
April 28, 2006 3:57:34 PM

I use this on my Abit Nf7-S V2.0 northbridge and a Thermalright SI-97 for the CPU and I like the results. However I would go with the SI-97A as it is also compatible with S939 and S754 as well.
May 18, 2006 1:37:00 PM

I had my Mobile Barton 2500+ running full load 24/7 @ 2.6GHz on entry level watercooling (80mm rad and a weak aquarium pump), that CPU loved voltage, had to shove 2V through it.

I even did some benches at 2775MHz on 2.15V by adding a submersible pump and a bucket of water and ice cubes to my loop. Needless to say, the ice melted a lot faster than I tought it would.

This CPU is still alive and doing fine, I donated it to my dad along with my NF7-S mobo and some memory, it's now running at a cozy 2.1GHz on air.
May 18, 2006 2:10:17 PM

I got my old 2600+ Tbred-B to 2.4gig benchmarkable, on watercooling.

Stock speed was 2.08g/166fsb/12.5multi, took it to 2.4g/200fsb/12multi

Had the vcore at 1.95v tho :) 
May 18, 2006 2:45:30 PM

I'm seeing some impressive results here... makes me whish I had the same luck with my barton 2600+. I've had it it running at 2.07 Ghz (11.5x180) with Corsair memory, but not very stable sadly enough. Could be that it's not cooling good enough (~59C idle, 65 load) but most likely it's the mobo that sucks too bad. Unfortunately, QDI does not seem to be a very popular brand among enthusiasts, much because of the quality of their products I imagine. But it looks promising.. I'm thinking maybe my Athlon XP has yet some more to give. And besides, it's good to know AGP is not entirely dead as Gainward just released their monstrous 7800GS+ which is supposed to be a devilish 7800 GTX in disguise!

Perhaps I could endure waiting for Conroe... after all, s939 is still to pricey for me anyways.
May 19, 2006 11:10:24 AM

I had a barton 2500+ running at 2400mhz 24/7 on the stock amd cooler, all i did was to flat the cooler and used coolermaster shin itzu heatsink paste, ran it on stock voltage too, had it on a Gigabyte GA-7N400-Pro2 mobo, had 1gb of corsair extreme in there, really hate the twat who stole that baby.... I was just waiting for the money to buy a watercooling system so that i could take it up to 2600mhz (that was my target).

Now I had to borrow money from the bank to be able to afford my new pc (see sig) and funnily enough, everything is still running stock speeds... I'm waiting for the coldest part of winter here, so that i can bump it up a bit... :) 
May 19, 2006 2:54:13 PM

I think I am going to try to unlock my 2500+ by connecting the L5 bridges. Right now I think I am being limited by my motherboard, an Asus A7v600-X. Speaking of, what is the best motherboard for overclocking? It may be a nice and cheap upgrade to squeeze the last of the power out of this current system.
May 19, 2006 3:02:12 PM

Abit or dfi if you can still find them my asus is ok too.
May 19, 2006 3:27:48 PM

The Abit NF7-S V2 (not the NF7-S2) was an insanely popular OCing board back in the late Socket A days.
May 19, 2006 3:30:45 PM

Yes but where can he find it the last one i saw was in long ago.
May 19, 2006 3:47:28 PM

I had an Athlon XP 2600+ (Barton) 1,65 V, 1919 MHz stock. I hit a wall with ther motherboard (Asus A7N8X-E) at 1,85 V and 2557 MHz. The performance was great, I think that it was actualy way better than my Athlon 64 3000+ stock (1.8 GHz). I used a ThermalTake Volcano 12. It´s surely loud, but it cools it like a champion.
Of course, with higher clocks models I don´t know what could happen... surely mi Venice at 2500 MHz is faster.
May 19, 2006 3:51:52 PM

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I had an Athlon XP 2600+ (Barton) 1,65 V, 1919 MHz stock. I hit a wall with ther motherboard (Asus A7N8X-E) at 1,85 V and 2557 MHz. The performance was great, I think that it was actualy way better than my Athlon 64 3000+ stock (1.8 GHz). I used a ThermalTake Volcano 12. It´s surely loud, but it cools it like a champion.
Of course, with higher clocks models I don´t know what could happen... surely mi Venice at 2500 MHz is faster.
I have a xp 3200 how high do you think i can oc it too?
May 19, 2006 4:21:19 PM

Ebay, but a good nforce2 board still cost around $40. I just sold a MSI delta
that didn't boot as-is for $24, I couldn't believe it. It seems 2.4 was the average OC for the burton core on air.
Not to change the subject, but I'm I the only one who wants to see the burtons on a 65nm die with 1mb cash and updated extensions? Some tweaks to the core and it would be a nice 32bit chip. Intle went back to the p3s for there new chips after all. Just the clock increase would be something.
May 19, 2006 4:38:07 PM

They're Bartons not Burtons but you're correct about needing a good NF2 board. Something like the Abit NF7-S V2.0 or an Epox 8RDA+.

dvdpiddy, the 3200s are/were the top of the line for the XP series. I'm not sure how much headroom is left on them since they are the fastest stock Athlon XPs to be sent out. What are the idle temps at and at what voltage? Stock was at 1.65V.
May 19, 2006 5:23:59 PM

My XP 2800+ Barton will OC to 2.75 on air, but not very stable at all. It's stable at 2.55, but runs really hot (83c, yikes!!) 2.24 is about my sweet spot, totally stable at 53c under load.
May 19, 2006 6:16:12 PM

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They're Bartons not Burtons but you're correct about needing a good NF2 board. Something like the Abit NF7-S V2.0 or an Epox 8RDA+.

dvdpiddy, the 3200s are/were the top of the line for the XP series. I'm not sure how much headroom is left on them since they are the fastest stock Athlon XPs to be sent out. What are the idle temps at and at what voltage? Stock was at 1.65V.
LET ME SEE *CHECKING ASUS PROBE* 35c!
May 19, 2006 7:20:22 PM

Thanks man its an awesome site! But how high do you think i can get my xp3200 to i was hoping fx-55 speeds and dude i aint using stock fan i am using the thermaltake volcano 10+ i bought my cpu oem thats why so how high do you think i can take it i got 2.5 ghz before but it kept overheating thats why i got as5 now so the sky's the limit right?
May 19, 2006 8:16:47 PM

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They're Bartons not Burtons but you're correct about needing a good NF2 board. Something like the Abit NF7-S V2.0 or an Epox 8RDA+.

dvdpiddy, the 3200s are/were the top of the line for the XP series. I'm not sure how much headroom is left on them since they are the fastest stock Athlon XPs to be sent out. What are the idle temps at and at what voltage? Stock was at 1.65V.
LET ME SEE *CHECKING ASUS PROBE* 35c!
:?:

Is there attitude along with this? Because I was just trying to help.
May 19, 2006 9:02:15 PM

I'm having some problems with my Athlon XP 2500+ Barton.
Vcore1: 1.63V
Vcore2: 1.55V
FSB: 165Mhz X 11x = 1815Mhz
RAM: Kingston Value Ram --- 512MB CL 3 --- KVR400X64C3A/512
Mainboard: ASUS A7N8X-VM (NO BIOS Settings. No voltage FSB or Multiplier)
PSU: ANS 400W

When I raise the FSB, using SpeedFan, to 189Mhz (2079Mhz) is is perfectly Stable and Benchmarkable :)  (4000 score in CPUMark 2.1).
When I raise it from 189Mhz to 190Mhz it instantly restarts 8O :x .
Temp.: 55 C

What should I do to get higher performance?
May 19, 2006 9:09:13 PM

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They're Bartons not Burtons but you're correct about needing a good NF2 board. Something like the Abit NF7-S V2.0 or an Epox 8RDA+.

dvdpiddy, the 3200s are/were the top of the line for the XP series. I'm not sure how much headroom is left on them since they are the fastest stock Athlon XPs to be sent out. What are the idle temps at and at what voltage? Stock was at 1.65V.
LET ME SEE *CHECKING ASUS PROBE* 35c!
:?:

Is there attitude along with this? Because I was just trying to help. No i just always wanted to do that well can you help me do you have any suggestions?
May 19, 2006 9:41:18 PM

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I'm having some problems with my Athlon XP 2500+ Barton.
Vcore1: 1.63V
Vcore2: 1.55V
FSB: 165Mhz X 11x = 1815Mhz
RAM: Kingston Value Ram --- 512MB CL 3 --- KVR400X64C3A/512
Mainboard: ASUS A7N8X-VM (NO BIOS Settings. No voltage FSB or Multiplier)
PSU: ANS 400W

When I raise the FSB, using SpeedFan, to 189Mhz (2079Mhz) is is perfectly Stable and Benchmarkable :)  (4000 score in CPUMark 2.1).
When I raise it from 189Mhz to 190Mhz it instantly restarts 8O :x .
Temp.: 55 C

What should I do to get higher performance?


That mobo probably does'nt switch from the FSB/5 to the FSB/6 divider, causing your PCI & AGP bus to respectively run at 38MHz & 76MHz when you set the FSB to 190.

Without a way to change the multiplier and voltage in BIOS, you'll have to use a wire mod to force the proper settings by tricking that POS into believing that you got a 200MHz FSB CPU like a 3200+.
May 19, 2006 10:11:53 PM

:lol: 

You said you were running an Asus board. Which one?

What are your CPU/RAM/Chipset voltages? Chipset probably isn't adjustable on your board, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

What brand/speed is your memory and what are you running the timings at?

I ran into issues OC my XP-M 2600 because I had nothing but cheap value ram, but I was still able to achieve 2.4 on air rather easily. If you have good RAM you might be able to achieve a decent OC but 2.6 is really pushing it for a chip that is already at the top of the Athlon XP charts.



Dan14, from what I've read that board supports virtually no OC abilities.

If you feel adventurous enough, you can try Sid's wire mod.

You're probably reaching the limits of that Value Ram. You could try getting a better quality RAM as well, but I don't think it's worth it. Your board just wasn't meant to overclock processors.
May 19, 2006 10:20:38 PM

A7N8X-X and 1 gig corsair ram ddr 400.
May 19, 2006 10:53:22 PM

I have a 3000+ (barton) with 13x multi, and I can run at a FSB of 186, 2418MHz, but as soon as I hit 187FSB then i currupt the OS. Will take that off stock volt, and overvolted, even if i slacken off the RAM timings, and put the RAM at 1:1 to CPU.

One day soon I will Ghost my drive, and play some more, but i got pissed off with having to reinstall XP, not that it didnt need it mind. at 186*13 its cold as on stock heatsink and paste. If i can get the thing to run at ~200Mhz on the FSB then I will upgrade the HFS, and get AS5 on it.

Motherboard Asus A7V800 (Nasty VIA chipset)
2*512Mb DDR Crucial Midrange RAM.
May 19, 2006 10:56:32 PM

Here's an old screenie of my Barton 2500 @ 2.38ghz sittin' in front of a window a/c unit.




I got her up to 2.4 when she died. Poor little thing.
May 19, 2006 10:57:14 PM

Dude i am going to oc it now.
May 19, 2006 11:03:32 PM

Do post and tell us how it went.

And i dont think that there is much headroom on the 3200+ because of the 200FSB. May not be stable, and u may have to fiddle with the CPU:RAM ratio to keep ur RAM happy. Best of british though.
May 20, 2006 12:08:27 AM

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What is the highest Overclock that anyone has gotten with thier Athlon XP? I have not tried too hard, but I got my 2500+ to 2.266Ghz on stock cooling, stable.


From the forum in my sig

235x11.5 @2.7 ghz
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=81301

Stone_age later identified the chip as a 2800+barton I believe
May 20, 2006 6:18:47 AM

My bad, Burtons the next town over form me[ then flint :cry:  ].
SidVicious is right without a pci/agp lock you wouldn't go to far. You could look for a modded bios and open up some features but the nforce2 is a legend and is the only k7 chipset worth a crap IMO.
I ran my unlocked 2500@ 2.13gh[ on stock air, no overvolting] with no prob in a MSI delta nf2 but in a ECS board[ also nf2] it wouln't go past 1.9gh. The ECS had a good chipset but nothing to support it. That 2500 is running to this day in my father in laws system[ MSI dealt2 ] at 2.06gh with a 9700pro and 1g ddr400. Plays doom3 like a champ. I would have pushed it further but it was the only system I had at the time and my girl friend needed it for on line classes.
May 20, 2006 11:49:11 AM

252x10. Take it your on about the highest FSB not total speed there? If so then there aint a chance in hell, but if your on about the highest GHz then I may have to try and challlenge that.

Can the multi's be lowered on a 3000+ Barton, or is it locked at 13x, and thats all it will give?
May 20, 2006 12:21:35 PM

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Yeh, but that with custom waterccoling plus ice chilled water on 1.975V
Just for the sake of Bungholiomarks and all that. 8)

At least it reached into the top10 table of 'normal' Barton records which is what I wanted.

Ahh, yes...you aren't anybody around here unless your equipment is Bungholiomark© certified.

I searched both Google and my CD book of the Da Vinci Code and could not find a source for Bungholiomark. Please provide a link.

"Your search - Bungholiomark© certified - did not match any documents."
May 21, 2006 4:44:57 PM

Looks like XP overclocking did a lot to get people into their BIOS.
What a blast from the past this discussion is. This old rig just putts
along year after year. XP2500/AbitNF7 v.2/Value RAM 11x200

The ultimate limitations for the future is simply, clockspeed isn't
everything and pushing much over these speeds you run into
video card issues and lots of parts running hot. Also I don't think
NF2 has much future.I think these are great setups for anyone
wanting to learn a lot, but I would always recommend a good
939, and if you haven't tried it dual core,
you will never go back believe me :) 
May 21, 2006 7:00:51 PM

It's all about money for me, I can build socket A stuff cheaply, just have to keep your eyes open for the deals. That and the fact that I'm running games like Fear at high framerates and resolution on this old timer is really cool.
September 10, 2006 7:29:27 PM

I just bought a DFI Lanparty NF2 Ultra B, and it's certainly seemed to breathe some new(old?) life into my system. While I was moving my processor from the old Mobo to te new one, I couldn't help but notice the year my 2500+ was labeled: 1999. Wow. How times have changed.
September 10, 2006 8:02:34 PM

The WR for a Barton is 3578MHz. It's a 2500+ Barton, probably an MP.
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