Pros: 333FSB, can oc ???
Cons: More $$$ than 2500, usually slower in game benchmarks than the 2500 in Toms reviews
Pros: Usually faster than the other 2 chips in game benchmarks in Toms reviews, 333FSB
Cons: Costs the most
How do these TBred Bs compare when it comes to oc? What other pros/cons am I missing here? Please fill in any blanks. Thanks!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by FDTzeng on 04/18/03 01:34 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
that one's kinda hard to say. You can get a chip that's very overclockable or you could get a chip that won't run 1mhz over the standard speed. A lot of things factor into it, but as far as chip to chip, it's usually the luck of the draw
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I have the 2600+/333 and I can get up to 2375 with complete stability. I can actually finish 3dm2k1 at 2400, but it crashes in 3dm03. Anyway, while I've heard the 2500+ usually doesn't do as well in terms of mhz, when overclocked the actual processing power should be better than the 2600+. I would have gotten the barton if it was available when I got this chip.
I've got a 2500+ running at 198x11.5 (2270 effective), and it's prime95 stable. I've tried it at 202+ x 11 but it's not prime95 stable. It conks out after 30 mins or so. I think it's inadequate northbridge cooling, so once I upgrade that we'll see how it performs.
I'm using a Thermalright SLK-800 and a Thermaltake Smartfan II at near top rpm, and, of course, AS3. I also have five casefans blowing through it.