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How high can I clock a athlon xp 3200?

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February 27, 2007 6:59:53 PM

The athlon xp 3200 clocks at 2.2 ghz, Im running a athlon xp 2200 , which clocks at 1.8 ghz, this doesnt make much sence to upgrade, so is the xp3200 going to make anything better even tho the clock rate is nearly the same? if the athlon xp 3200 is worth it , ? Im also considering getting highperformance ram , 2 gigs of it ..

How else can I make my asus a7v8x faster?

Last question ... Can I bring the athlon xp 3200 beyond 2.2 ghz? without major cooling?and what is the true meaning of this 3200 cpu?

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February 27, 2007 7:27:04 PM

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The athlon xp 3200 clocks at 2.2 ghz, Im running a athlon xp 2200 , which clocks at 1.8 ghz, this doesnt make much sence to upgrade, so is the xp3200 going to make anything better even tho the clock rate is nearly the same? if the athlon xp 3200 is worth it , ? Im also considering getting highperformance ram , 2 gigs of it ..

How else can I make my asus a7v8x faster?

Last question ... Can I bring the athlon xp 3200 beyond 2.2 ghz? without major cooling?and what is the true meaning of this 3200 cpu?

Maybe you could clock it higher but most probably it is not worth, and don't make the mistake of buying 2GB of DDR because you won't be able to reuse it in another build since DDR has been totally phased out since the release of AM2 CPUs.
If you don't have the budget for a totally new build but want to have some OC-ing fun, get the $10 S939 Sempron @ Tigerdirect like JJ did, a cheap mobo and try to get near the 2.7-2.8G.

P.S: In the '3200+' rating, the 3200 means it's performance is comparable to a 3.2GHz P4 and the '+' means 'a little more than that'. This is of course only what AMD says and even if sometimes seems exaggerated, on an overall balance has been pretty consistent all the way. Theorically, it should still apply to dual cores but we don't have a 4.2 or 5.6 GHz P4 to check if they compare to a 4200+ or 5600+ :D  .
February 27, 2007 7:32:12 PM

Upgrading won't give a huge improvement, you'd be better off switiching the mobo and getting a c2d or one of the newwer amd's. If your running PC3200 RAM and an AGP card you can get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131029
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115013
for around $230 with shipping and that would be miles away from an athlon xp 2200 or 3200.
IIRC 2200 and 3200 were used to show that they were just as powerful as a Pentium 4 running at 2.2 GHz and 3.2 GHz, respectively.
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