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Athlon 1.4 - worth the extra money?

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August 9, 2001 3:47:10 PM

does the athlon 1.4ghz have a significant performance increase over the 1.3? is it worth the extra $35 it costs? im trying to keep my costs down but if it will make a big difference then ill go for the 1.4 :) 
August 9, 2001 4:10:19 PM

no

... lol i don't think you will notice a difference between 1300mhz and 1400mhz to be honest.

I recently bought the 1.33(266) cpu thats because the difference between 1000 and 1330 was about 30 dollars lol so that was worth the extra 30 bucks... but an extra 35 bucks from 1300 to 1400 not worth it i think. get the 1.33 (266) @ axiontech.com for 135! it is the ayhja stepping to and should overclock the same as the 1400 version since they are both the same stepping and you save like 40 bucks.

Have fun!
Anonymous
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August 9, 2001 5:58:44 PM

ok thanks ill go with the 1.3 then :) 
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August 9, 2001 6:21:16 PM

Yeah, but it goes to 11 (in a British accent)

Schmide
August 10, 2001 2:53:16 AM

bloody poms!
howzya criket team going mate?

*evil grin*

sorry... just had to say that.


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August 10, 2001 5:31:28 AM

dunno - how's yer tennis?

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August 10, 2001 8:08:30 AM

If you want to save more money, 1.0ghz AXIA will easily make it to 1.4ghz.

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August 10, 2001 8:24:32 AM

good decision

if in doubt blame microsoft...
August 10, 2001 11:00:57 AM

If you plan to overclock, get the 1.4 almost all 1.4's can hit 1.6 with air cooling and minimal fuss, but if not, 1.33 is fine(and will pretty much do 1.46 by changing the multiplier and nothing more). Either way you are set.

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August 10, 2001 12:25:04 PM

hehe
u mean pat"mr second" rafter?

well i heard last week he came second AGAIN in canada somewhere
lol

exquisite riposte btw.
touche'


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Anonymous
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August 10, 2001 1:12:52 PM

How do you understand that an Athlon is AXIA or not? Is there a way to check it while buying the CPU online?



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Anonymous
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August 10, 2001 1:59:18 PM

ok, i dont think im going to overclock much, beause ive never done it before, but if i can get 1.3 to 1.4 then thats not too bad :) 

also, i was gonna get the retail version of the processor with the heatsink and fan... is that heatsink going to be really horrible? or will it do enough untill i overclock it?
August 10, 2001 7:47:13 PM

:smile:

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Anonymous
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August 10, 2001 7:56:54 PM

AXIA will be written on the core with the code...either "b" or "c"
Anonymous
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August 10, 2001 8:04:11 PM

why don't you set your fsb higher and make ten go faster?

i had a drink the other day... opinions were like kittens i was givin' away
August 10, 2001 11:52:27 PM

Some venders will specifically state whether it is AXIA or not.

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August 10, 2001 11:58:23 PM

I purchased the 1.0ghz AXIA RETAIL. I overclocked it to 1.323 using the stock HSF (I can go higher if I don't mix my current RAM). Idle temps around 40 celcuis, load around 55 celcius. The stock HSF isn't all that bad. Actually the heatsink is pretty good, its the fan that sucks.

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