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 $88 at NewEgg and looks sweet! Any comments please?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by AggressorPrime on 07/02/04 10:41 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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No, it was like 15C with a vapor cooler.
However, I plan to just use an air cooler on mine.
It is Barton so it should be pretty cool.
My Athlon XP 1800 (T-Bred) is at 55C when OCed to 2.0GHz and at 100% load (SETI).
If 30% OC on a T-Bred produces 55C, I'm sure a 60% overclock won't be too hot (~65C on full load). If not, I can always get a better Thermalright heatsink. I still have to experience heatpipes.
Also, this is summer when it is 55C, it is ~40C (30% OCed) in the Spring.
Got my Mobile Barton 2500+ @ 2.5GHz using my obsolescent A7V333 Rev 1.01 and a Thermaltake Silent Boost, temps at 1.9V under full Prime95 load are a bit over 60C but I'm not worried, those beast can survive a 100C spike according to AMD docs.
My previous CPU was a Thoroughbred-B 1800+ running @ 2.08GHz, I can tell you that 500MHz and 256KB of L2 make a huge difference in the gaming world !
I first planned to get a A64 on Socket 939 but those are impossible to find here in Montréal so I went the cheap way and bought my CPU for 135$.
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.