Athlon XP 2500 Mobile

Right now I have an Athlon XP 1800 overclocked to a sweet 2.0GHz (~30% overclock). I want to go a little bit more extreme this time. I wish to get the legendary Athlon XP 2500 Mobile which has been overclocked above 2.9GHz. It only costs $88 at NewEgg and looks sweet! Any comments please?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by AggressorPrime on 07/02/04 10:41 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. i'd say go for it, it would even be a reasonable upgrade if you weren't overclocking it.

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  2. You might wanna check out excaliburpc. They guarantee the steppings. Research the best steppings for OCing and look over there for it. I got one from them a few months ago that I'm real happy with. 2.9GHz, holy sh*t

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  3. is that on air??? i assume not.

    I've got a book of matches,
    I've got a can of kerosene,
    I've got some bright ideas involving you and me.
  4. No, it was like 15C with a vapor cooler.
    However, I plan to just use an air cooler on mine.
    It is Barton so it should be pretty cool.
    My Athlon XP 1800 (T-Bred) is at 55C when OCed to 2.0GHz and at 100% load (SETI).
    If 30% OC on a T-Bred produces 55C, I'm sure a 60% overclock won't be too hot (~65C on full load). If not, I can always get a better Thermalright heatsink. I still have to experience heatpipes.
    Also, this is summer when it is 55C, it is ~40C (30% OCed) in the Spring.
  5. Got my Mobile Barton 2500+ @ 2.5GHz using my obsolescent A7V333 Rev 1.01 and a Thermaltake Silent Boost, temps at 1.9V under full Prime95 load are a bit over 60C but I'm not worried, those beast can survive a 100C spike according to AMD docs.

    My previous CPU was a Thoroughbred-B 1800+ running @ 2.08GHz, I can tell you that 500MHz and 256KB of L2 make a huge difference in the gaming world !

    I first planned to get a A64 on Socket 939 but those are impossible to find here in Montréal so I went the cheap way and bought my CPU for 135$.

    Paired up with my vanilla Sapphire Radeon 9700 @ 360/300, this is an awesome gaming machine that will keep me waiting for 90nm Socket 939 A64s to get widely available.

    IMHO, you can't go wrong with a Mobile Barton...


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  6. If money is not an issue and you want to hit 2.9Ghz (not standard result, at least on air), go with Coyote suggestion. If not, you can also buy a 2400+ or very low power 2200+ at newegg, only $77.

    Don't know the difference between 2400+ and 2500+ ... 33Mhz? running at same voltage? Souns nothing to me.

    Good overclock!


    Still looking for a <b>good online retailer</b> in Spain :frown:
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