Hey guys, I am Building a PC right now But I cannot decide which AMD Processer to get!
(I have never had an AMD, I always been an Intel person, Right now I have a 1.8 GHz P4 and I am looking torwards a 1 ghz upgrade)
Which one is faster and could someone tell me what it does on an Intel scale ? (With no overclocking)
The T-bred is probably the best choice (it´s the one clocked higher). Extra cache - for AMD processors at least -doesn´t really have THAT much of an impact.
On the high end, though, you could get a well-performing Intel CPU as well. It might cost you a hundred dollars more, though... AMD is still way more cost-efficient, except for above 2.8Ghz. The 2800+ is roughly equivalent to the 2.8Ghz P4... The 3.06Ghz is unbeatable, even by the 3000+, but it´ll also cost you lots of money. Your best bet, then, would be the 2800+, 2.25Ghz Athlon XP with a nForce2-based mobo and dual channel DDR333 or DDR400.
yeah dual channel mode is not affected by memory speed
and for the guy with ddr266, who makes your ram? (maybe you already said it but i don't remember it)
if you don't want to buy new ram, try setting the timings really relaxed and increasing vdimm to like 2.7V
that might get you to ddr333, depending on the quality of the sticks