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Best Socket A processor out there?

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April 30, 2009 3:00:33 AM

Let me tell you it's like pushing on a bruise, I know they don't even make socket A prcesors anymore but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE dont say I get a new motherboard I know I need one I'm buying comp over summer. this is a hold off
plz respond ASAP plz tell me the best one they make looking at 2.5 GHz large cache (for socket A that is :??:  ) I have an AMD athlon 64 2800+

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April 30, 2009 3:26:35 AM

Errrr... This one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's the only mobo on NewEgg that supports your processor; you might find other options on other online retailers though.


Whoops, totally misread your post. You won't find any Socket A CPUs on "mainstream" retail sites, at least ones worth your notice. Try searching through eBay.
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April 30, 2009 3:40:18 AM

Mostlikely it will cost more then a nice dual core and a new mobo, if you find one.
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April 30, 2009 5:49:32 AM

Used 3200+ XP CPUs on Ebay go for as little as $30. Not bad for fastest Barton desktop socket A processor. Still good enough for everyday computing at least.
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April 30, 2009 8:24:29 AM

or a 166FSB 3000+ which can easily be clocked to a 3200+ speed (drop the multi and up the FSB to 200 if your mobo will support it).

Any of the Barton 512K cache processors are a bit better in terms of IPC as these benefit quite a bit from the extra cache.

Make sure you have a decent cooler - these can punch beyond 70 watts under load.

The 3200+ is about on par with a 2.8Ghz P4 for most tasks ... better on some and worse on others.

The 3200+ is not as good as a P4 3.2 ... the scaling is a bit cheeky ... yes for office tasks ... no for most others.

A good beast in its day ...


April 30, 2009 11:57:01 AM

Athlon 64 2800+ is not socket A. It is socket 754. Download cpuz and check Your CPU and socket. It could be Athlon XP 20800+ on socket A.
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April 30, 2009 12:23:59 PM

There was a socket A 2800+ buddy ...

AMD Processors - Athlon XP Thoroughbred "b" - FSB : 166MHz 130nm

CPU Name --> Core --> Voltage --> Multiplier --> Clock Speed --> Cache L1 L2 -->

Athlon XP 2600+ --> Tbred b --> 1.65v --> 12.5 --> 2083MHz --> 64+64 256 KB
Athlon XP 2700+ --> Tbred b --> 1.65v --> 13.0 --> 2167MHz --> 64+64 256 KB
Athlon XP 2800+ --> Tbred b --> 1.65v --> 13.5 --> 2250MHz --> 64+64 256 KB

AMD Processors - Athlon XP Barton - FSB : 166MHz 130nm

CPU Name --> Core --> Voltage --> Multiplier --> Clock Speed --> Cache L1 L2 -->

Athlon XP 2500+ --> Barton --> 1.5v --> 11.0 --> 1833MHz 64+64 512 KB (low-power 55w)
Athlon XP 2500+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 11.0 --> 1833MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2600+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 11.5 --> 1917MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2800+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 12.5 --> 2083MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2800+ --> Barton(55w) --> 1.45v --> 13.0 --> 2100MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 3000+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 13.0 --> 2167MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 3000+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 10.5 --> 2100MHz 64+64 512 KB (Note 200MHz FSB)
Athlon XP 3200+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 11.0 --> 2200MHz 64+64 512 KB (Note 200MHz FSB)
Athlon XP 3300+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 14 --> 2300MHz 64+64 512 KB (Note 333MHz FSB OEM Only)


AMD Processors - Athlon XP Mobile Barton/Thoroughbred - FSB : 133MHz 130nm

CPU Name --> Core --> Voltage --> Multiplier --> Clock Speed --> Cache L1 L2 -->

Athlon XP 1600+ --> Thoroughbred --> 1.4v --> 12.5 --> 1250MHz 64+64 256 KB (Note: 100MHz FSB)
Athlon XP 1700+ --> Thoroughbred --> 1.4v --> 13.0 --> 1300MHz 64+64 256 KB (Note: 100MHz FSB)
Athlon XP 1800+ --> Thoroughbred --> 1.4v --> 13.5 --> 1350MHz 64+64 256 KB (Note: 100MHz FSB)
Athlon XP 1900+ --> Thoroughbred --> 1.45v --> 11.0 --> 1463MHz 64+64 256 KB
Athlon XP 2000+ --> Thoroughbred --> 1.45v --> 11.5 --> 1553MHz 64+64 256 KB
Athlon XP 2200+ --> Barton --> 1.45v --> 13.5 --> 1800MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2200+ --> Barton --> 1.35v --> 12.5 --> 1667MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2400+ --> Barton --> 1.45v --> 13.5 --> 1795MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2400+ --> Barton --> 1.35v --> 13.5 --> 1795MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2500+ --> Barton --> 1.35v --> 14.0 --> 1862MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2600+ --> Barton --> 1.45v --> 15.0 --> 2000MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 2800+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 16.0 --> 2100MHz 64+64 512 KB
Athlon XP 3000+ --> Barton --> 1.65v --> 16.5 --> 2200MHz 64+64 512 KB


AMD Processors - Sempron Thoroughbred b - FSB : 166MHz 130nm

CPU Name --> Core --> Voltage --> Multiplier --> Clock Speed --> Cache L1 L2 -->

Sempron 2200+ --> Thoroughbred b --> 1.60v --> 9.0 --> 1500MHz 64+64 256 KB
Sempron 2300+ --> Thoroughbred b --> 1.60v --> 9.5 --> 1584MHz 64+64 256 KB
Sempron 2400+ --> Thoroughbred b --> 1.60v --> 10.0 --> 1667MHz 64+64 256 KB
Sempron 2500+ --> Thoroughbred b --> 1.60v --> 10.5 --> 1750MHz 64+64 256 KB
Sempron 2600+ --> Thoroughbred b --> 1.60v --> 11.0 --> 1883MHz 64+64 256 KB
Sempron 2800+ --> Thoroughbred b --> 1.60v --> 12.0 --> 2000MHz 64+64 256 KB

April 30, 2009 1:05:50 PM

Reynod said:
There was a socket A 2800+ buddy ...


XP, not 64.
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April 30, 2009 2:17:18 PM

Oh jeez ... I missed that.

/cringe
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April 30, 2009 2:21:24 PM

I am still assuming he is talking socket A ... not 754 or 939.

OP please clarify your request - is it an AthlonXP socket A (462) or Athlon64 (754 / 939) cpu your referring to?

We await ...

April 30, 2009 10:20:18 PM

Athlon 64 2800+ should be faster than anything released on the socket A platform.....

Ebay will probably be the best place to get a chip but there often over priced.
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April 30, 2009 11:11:45 PM

Look at what reynod posted. There is a chance you already have the best in your machine. If you have a t-bred 2800, thats the top for the t-breds. If your motherboard doesn't support the Barton core CPUs, your already at the top of what you can do.

If your buying new parts this summer anyways (this is like 4-5 months from now?), you might as well wait it out. Why spend $50 on a new barton core CPU if it won't carry over to the new system? Might as well wait, its only a few months.
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