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October 15, 2003 4:25:01 PM

Hi everyone,

Just out of curiousity, what CPU are you using in your main PC. The PC you use everyday, not the PC on order, the CPU that is your workhorse.

Mine is a 1700+. I need to order a 2500+ simply because of how cheap it would be an give me a great perfomance increase. I'd run mine at 2800+ though.



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Gary Hendricks
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October 15, 2003 4:27:03 PM

athlon 650 :eek:  i know, i know I'm upgrading soon.

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October 15, 2003 4:40:41 PM

1700+ @ ~2254Mhz (196x11.5), 1.575Vcore...

Actually, that's my home PC. the one I use for 8+ hours a day is my one at work, a PII 400Mhz :frown: . It's really annoying.. Actually I discovered that a (cached) build of the software I work on takes ~40seconds to build on my work PC, but only takes 3 on my own beast :frown: .

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October 15, 2003 7:02:55 PM

P4 2.4C OCed to 3.0.
October 15, 2003 7:13:54 PM

My PC at work is a PIII 450 OC to 600MHz

My main home PC is a P4 2.4B
My secondary home PC is a PIII 450 OC to 500MHz (exactly the same as work PC, but won't OC the same....wierd)
My game server PC is a Celery 400MHz

Spec:
Intel P4 2.4B
MSI 645E Max-U Mobo
512MB DDR333
GF3 ti200 64MB
SB Live 5.1
WD 60GB (Storage)
Maxtor 6GB (System)
Maxtor 120GB
LG 24x24x32 CDR
WIN2K PRo SP4
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October 15, 2003 9:41:18 PM

Barton 2500+ @3200+ at home
P4 2.6 desktop & P4-M 2 GHz laptop at work


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October 15, 2003 10:08:59 PM

its a 1800+ for my main desktop, a p4 1.7 m for my laptop, and a p3 450 mhz as a third pc.

SPEC:
*desktop:
AMD ATHLON XP 1800+
kt266A
256 ddr266
msi geforce3 ti 200
and a AUDIGY2 PLATINUM.

*laptop:
p4 1.7ghz m / 512kb cache
512 mb ddr266
radeon 7500 m 32mb ddr
October 15, 2003 10:20:43 PM

my machine below :) 

ASUS P4S8X - P4 2.4B - 2 x 512M DDR333 - ATI 9500 Pro(Sapphire) - WD 80G HD (8M Buffer) - SAMSUNG SV0844D 8G HD - LG 16X DVD - Yamaha F1 CDRW - Iomega Zip 250 int.
October 15, 2003 11:15:13 PM

Below.

<b>P4 2.4C @ 3.0GHz 1.525V Stock HSF * Abit IS7 BIOS v1.3 * Corsair XMS 2x256MB PC3200 2-3-3-6 * GeForce4 Ti4200 AGP8X 128MB * SB Audigy 2 ZS * Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 * Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA</b>
October 15, 2003 11:19:05 PM

Personal Software Development system: 900mhz Thunderbird
Business Software Development system: 1.2Ghz Mobile P3

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October 15, 2003 11:27:57 PM

Athlon 2500+ @ 3200+

Shuttle XPC SN45G
Athlon XP 3200+
nForce2 Ultra 400
Corsair 512mb ddr400
Radeon 9600 Pro
WD 160GB HDD
Toshiba DVD-RW
October 15, 2003 11:54:25 PM

My personal home entertaining system is running on an AthlonXP 2600+ Thoroughbred-B 333FSB, overclocked to 10*217MHz. Home working system is running on PentiumIII 700MHz Coppermine, no overclocked.

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October 16, 2003 12:22:59 AM

Primary: P4A 2.4GHz
Secondary: Dual PIII 550MHz

Don't pretend - BE!
October 16, 2003 12:40:10 AM

I currently use a Palomino 1700+. I'm still undecided on whether to upgrade to a 1700+ Tbred "B" and simply OC it slightly, or a 2400+/2500+ Barton next summer though.

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October 16, 2003 1:00:28 AM

AMD Thoroughbred XP 2100+ (1733mhz) @ 192x12=2304mhz memory timings 2-3-3-7

Many other CPU’s not worth mentioning.

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October 16, 2003 1:03:49 AM

Athlon Thunderbird 1.2Ghz 266Mhz FSB ooooo yeaaaahhhh!

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October 16, 2003 1:04:38 AM

Cheater, that was a free post!

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October 16, 2003 2:33:55 AM

Amd XP2700+ Thoroughbred Core 2200Mhz/333FSB

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October 16, 2003 4:50:33 AM

XP2400+ at 266FSB

It overclocks nicely but my motherboard sucks so I leave it stock.

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October 16, 2003 5:53:11 AM

Athlon 1ghz AXIA core (remember those days) @ 1400 140x10

Speed Sdram!! wooohooo... looking to upgrade soon, just waiting on the prices to drop some more.



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October 16, 2003 10:43:52 AM

You'd be nuts getting a new 1700+ when a 2500+ costs only $81 on pricewatch. Unless your motherboard and memory don't support 333 MHs FSB's, but in that case, you wouldnt have a whole lot of overclocking headroom for a 1700+ either.

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October 16, 2003 10:58:59 AM

shutup babyens, youd be mad to get a crap AMD in the first place, with there crap slow FSB and there bogus PR rating why would anyone bother... 333 is good on a motherboard, lol,, thats like second rate ass thing. Get an Intel 2.4 with an overclockable 800mhz FSB. AMD are behind the eightball and cheap for one reason only, they are SLOW.

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October 16, 2003 11:11:18 AM

Should'nt have said that... the hurting will begin real soon.

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October 16, 2003 11:17:08 AM

now that is an intelligent response :( 

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October 16, 2003 11:39:25 AM

Quote:
You'd be nuts getting a new 1700+ when a 2500+ costs only $81 on pricewatch. Unless your motherboard and memory don't support 333 MHs FSB's, but in that case, you wouldnt have a whole lot of overclocking headroom for a 1700+ either.

Well the 1700+ would be a bit more preferable in my case, since it might run a tad cooler than the 2500+. And prices here where I live are a bit more extreme compared to the US, so the 1700+ could also prove to be a slightly better alternative.

And you're right, my motherboard is only an A7V266, and I don't expect to OC the processor by much, just something slightly faster than stock speeds. I also don't understand your statement above however, I mean isn't the Tbred "B" 1700+ supposed to be an excellent OCable chip, even with the mobo I have?


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shutup babyens, youd be mad to get a crap AMD in the first place, with there crap slow FSB and there bogus PR rating why would anyone bother...

Because I simply prefer it. I mean Intel processors are good & fine, but I want to stick with what I have for the moment.


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333 is good on a motherboard, lol,, thats like second rate ass thing. Get an Intel 2.4 with an overclockable 800mhz FSB. AMD are behind the eightball and cheap for one reason only, they are SLOW.

I don't have the budget to purchase a new motherboard and an expensive processor at the same time. And even if I did, there would be too many other bottlenecks in my system for it to be not worth it. I don't care much for the FSB either, what matters to me is the end result. Sure, the latest 2.4c processor with a numerically inflated FSB might seen attractive to some, but not to me, at least not right now.

I would like to thank you for your thoughts though, but if I may, I would suggest that you shove it up your ass.

There is a 23.72% chance someone within a mile of you is jacking himself up.
January 7, 2005 2:50:15 AM

Sorry guys, dug this one up from the grave. Thought it might be interesting to see what a year will do.

Still using my Athlon 1ghz AXIA. 133x10 1.6v.

definately doing the upgrade, gotta love tax time.

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January 7, 2005 3:29:29 AM

Actually got to reading the posts from when I first set up the base of this rig, was 04/01, same mobo and cpu in here. Got the itch to attempt some overclocking.. got her to 155x9.5 at Cas2. Man this thing was a monster back in the day.

Hate to have to put her down.

Cheers!

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January 7, 2005 3:51:19 AM

Duron 1.1 GHz.

It should have been Duron 650 MHz if I didn't crack the core because of pressing to hard on the HSF 6 months ago. :tongue:
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January 7, 2005 11:23:41 AM

P4 2.6C @3.25gig.
P3 1.26/512 @1.425
PM 1.5 laptop.

I aint signing nothing!!!
January 7, 2005 2:44:24 PM

'Rig bellow...



Watercooled Mobile Barton 2500+ @ 2.6GHz (200MHz x 13)
Abit NF7-S V2.0
2x 512MB of Samsung TCC4
Sapphire Radeon 9700 128MB @ 360/310
2x Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM RAID-0
January 7, 2005 3:21:13 PM

Still using the 1700+, but changed a few things:
changed NB HS to an old Socket A HS I had lying around, so now does 200Mhz stably, and hence running at 200x11, 1.5Vcore. Will do more, but I like the nice low volts :smile: .
Swapped Ti4600 for a 9800Pro.
60Gb HDD blew up, replaced with a 80Gb one, and two extra 80Gb in RAID0.
Added another 512Mb of RAM so now have 1Gb.
Upgraded to XP (was 98SE)

So the CPU I'm using hasn't changed, but almost everything else has to some extent :eek:  ... Certainly performs a bit better anyhow.

Oh, and my work PC is no longer the PII 400Mhz... Now it's a P4 2.8C @ 3.25 :cool: .. now <i>that's</i> an upgrade!

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January 11, 2005 1:45:47 AM

I thought you upgraded to an AthlonXP 2400+ ?
January 11, 2005 1:48:53 AM

AthlonXP 2700+, stock speed
DownClock to 1300MHz (100x13) when not doing anything intensive (surfing, hw, typing..) push to full speed when playing game, encoding, compressing data..
January 11, 2005 2:17:41 AM

Check the date on spitfire's post. This is an old thread!!
January 11, 2005 4:25:00 AM

yeah, thought I'd dig one up from the past.

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January 11, 2005 8:18:35 AM

Well then, crank up that fsb, and get some serious folding going on.
January 11, 2005 8:22:49 AM

Yup, That's the feller.

Great board. I keep getting tempted to get a mobile Barton, but really don't know if it would be worth the cash. I just wanna play with one :smile: !

The NB cooler is just an old Aluminium SoA Cooler, without the Fan. Can't remember the model - think it might have been a GlobalWin CAK-38 or something. I think it used to sit on my old Athlon 800 t-bird. I just Epoxied it on with AS alumina, and it's still happily stuck there after ~1 year.

Pretty sure I could get 2.3Ghz+ out of my 1700+, but need a much better cooler (CPU Cooler is a Volcano 7+ All-copper base, but with the horribly noisy 70mm fan replaced with an 80mm one.). Mine is fine for the nice low volts, but it's still getting up to ~52C under load (Folding), ~1.5V. Does 2Ghz @ 1.4V though, which is pretty nice, IMO.

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January 11, 2005 2:23:25 PM

My current system is an Athalon 1900+, 1GB pc2100. After I finish building this new system I plan on OCing the 1900+ and giving that to my boy for mild gaming. We also still have a PIII 450mhz w/192mb ram laying around that actually still works great for my wife's office work and surfing. I even used that system to run Studio Max 3.1 back in the day and it worked OK. LOL

I can't wait to fire up the new beast though. :wink:

<font color=green>AMD 64 3700+
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe
CORSAIR XMS (1gb) PC-3200
Gigabyte GF 6800gt 256mb
Audigy 2 ZS
2_36.7gb Raptors/Raid 0
Tt 480 watt PSU</font color=green>
January 11, 2005 2:55:33 PM

So you're actually strutting around with a <i>lie</i> in your sig... You should be ashamed of yourself... :tongue:

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January 11, 2005 3:13:43 PM

Just built a new file/media server:
Celeron 2.66 (330J) @4.0 ghz (200FSB)
Asus P5GDC-Dlx (i915)
256x2 OCZ CAS2.5
460W SilverStone active PFC
Antec Sonata
80GB Seagate 7200.7 (Apps)
4x 200GB Seagate 7200.7 RAID 5 (Data)
Promise S150 SX4 RAID controller w/Kingston 256MB ECC cache

Workstation is still dual PIII-800 is sig. G/f is using Tualeron.

*Dual PIII-800 @900 i440BX and Tualeron 1.2 @1.7 i815*
January 11, 2005 3:19:37 PM

Not realy a <i>lie</i> since I actually have all my stuff. I'm still working on some mods though before I crank this up plus I had to order the New CPU cooler since the larger Zalman wouldn't fit. I'm going way out on this PC, even doing Mods to the psu so all my sleeving is color coordinated with the rest of my case and lighting. I figured if I'm spending this much moola that I might just as well spend a bit more and trick the case out too. :tongue: hahahaha

<font color=green>AMD 64 3700+
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe
CORSAIR XMS (1gb) PC-3200
Gigabyte GF 6800gt 256mb
Audigy 2 ZS
2_36.7gb Raptors/Raid 0
Tt 480 watt PSU</font color=green>
January 11, 2005 3:49:49 PM

AMD Athlon64 3200+ for me... and I love it.
January 11, 2005 3:51:46 PM

I'm just jealous really.... Nice setup that'll be when it's up and running..

I would love to build a new system, but I have something that already runs very well really, and I have too much other crap to spend my money on :frown: .

When I've paid off my credit card I'll throw some money into it though. I'm definitely going at least Watercooling on the next rig, with glowing fans/neon/UV reactive Water additive/etc, because like you I think I might as well 'pimp my ride', when I'm spending that much cash :lol:  .

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January 11, 2005 4:58:18 PM

YUP! Pimipin'!!! hehehehe :tongue:

Shameless really but it's mind over matter. I don't mind and it don't matter. ROFL!

I'm using a Silverstone Temjin TJ04(black), Tt 480w purepower w/ all the wires sleeved with uv reactive purple and yellow sleeving and alternating same combo shrink tube ends. 1 uv cold cathode and 1 uv metor lites inside case and 4 120mm <A HREF="http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-fm121.htm" target="_new">Silverstone fans</A> for the case. (These fans are probably the quietest and most air flow producing fans I could find Producing a whopping maximum airflow of <font color=red>110.03 CFM@39.5db</font color=red>)Obviously I won't need to crank them that high but there will be no lacking for cooling here. One problem with the fans though is they are white so to address that I bought UV reactive paint so they sort of stick with my color theme. Dragon's are the theme so I am modding a round window with <A HREF="http://www.galaxymods.com/images/appliques/dragonsmall...." target="_new">this</A>
window and the outer-case fans will have custom grills on them. The <A HREF="http://www.crazypc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PRO..." target="_new">right side intake fan </A> and the <A HREF="http://www.crazypc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PRO..." target="_new">top blowhole fan </A> will be covered with these grills.

The <A HREF="http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=147&c..." target="_new">Zalman CPU cooler</A> and the fan on the <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=14-125-15..." target="_new"> Gigabyte 6800GT</A> both have blue LED's as well. Should be ample light. If the blue led are distracting from the UV then I will disable those. I like the UV look. :wink:

Many little things going into this that you won't even be able to see also. the Two raptors each have a sleek, attractive <A HREF="http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/HDC-502A.htm" target="_new">Vantec HDD cooler</A> as well.(this is more for cooling than looks obviously. lol)The front of the case is an aluminum bezel and all the face plates will be black. I got a <A HREF="http://www.axiontech.com/prdt.php?src=FG&item=57426" target="_new"> Super Flower Fan Master</A> controller which comes with 6 different colored face plates and boasts 7 different color backlighting for the LCD. This will control my 4 120mm case fans and also monitor 4 different temps for the system.

..and lets not forget the trick little 18 led lights on the <A HREF="http://www.altech.com.au/products/showDetails.asp?prodI..." target="_new">Corsair RAM</A> that indicates Memory usage. rofl...


:lol: 

<font color=green>AMD 64 3700+
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe
CORSAIR XMS (1gb) PC-3200
Gigabyte GF 6800gt 256mb
Audigy 2 ZS
2_36.7gb Raptors/Raid 0
Tt 480 watt PSU</font color=green>
January 11, 2005 6:07:10 PM

Work computer: 1.6 Ghz Dothan
Home computer: 3.4 Prescott (ya ya, I know, but it was free!)

I'm just your average habitual smiler =D
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