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August 19, 2002 2:57:56 PM

Okay stupid question but here goes anyway:

For gaming and 3d animation should buy an Athlon XP 2200 or a Pentium 2.26?

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August 19, 2002 3:12:49 PM

P4 if you overclock, athlon if you run at stock speeds.

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August 19, 2002 3:53:35 PM

:smile: Yes

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August 19, 2002 10:09:59 PM

So the Athlon beats out the 2.26 unless you overclock.
August 19, 2002 10:18:23 PM

That depends. With PC1066 or DDR400 the P4 will be faster.

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August 19, 2002 10:22:16 PM

Not necessarily. The XP2200 is still a bit faster in most apps IIRC.

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August 19, 2002 10:26:42 PM

So for gaming/3danimation whcih one of the two would you all recomned?
August 19, 2002 10:31:30 PM

Well, as we said, if you're planning on overclocking, get the 2.26B, if not, get the XP2200+.

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August 19, 2002 10:33:27 PM

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Not necessarily. The XP2200 is still a bit faster in most apps IIRC.

According to <A HREF="http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/02q2/020610/index.html" target="_new">this</A> they're pretty much neck and neck. The Athlon XP wins a few and the P4 wins a few.

For gaming, the P4 will probably be faster. For 3D animation, the Athlon XP will, unless you're using lightwave.

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August 20, 2002 2:00:45 AM

how much are you prepared to pay?
the P4 2.26 with PC1066 rdram will win the majority of benchmarks, but also cost the most.
with just standard PC2100 or PC2700 its a tossup between the two.

with games the difference between the two will be negligible anyway, as the graphics carries most of the load.
3danimation...hmmm... you gonna use any packages that have SSE2 enabled?

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August 20, 2002 5:10:12 AM

Well i do use lightwave primarily for 3d animation so looks like athlon does'nt deliver there. Really its sort of a toss up so far they seem to be about the same.
Just woundering if anyone has anything to say in real favor for either of them

I'm not really that hardcore of a gamer. I don't play like 5 hours a day or anything.

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August 20, 2002 5:24:33 AM

I work with both heavily; really depends on your buget. If you can afford the P4 with rambus then why not, but I would go with the Athlon. Its just as fast and cheaper, but right now isn't the best time to buy. I would wait about a month for new mobos to come out and some of the new cpus to come out to drop the prices.

I have tested Nforce 2 board and its very impressive, very impressive.

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August 20, 2002 5:30:22 AM

well the p4 has SSE2, while the XP has better floating point unit calculation abilities.

in the end its just down to price and personal choice. toss a coin :smile:

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August 20, 2002 11:50:12 AM

Or just choose.

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August 20, 2002 4:11:00 PM

Well, thanks all. I might go with AMD becuse its not such a mass marketed chip, plus I've had Intel all my life.
August 20, 2002 4:14:38 PM

Also about Nforce you said it was very nice Meldarthx. I thought it was more for the inter-grated graphics stuff, How does it handle with other cards?
August 20, 2002 4:15:04 PM

AMD_Man, you currently have to overclock to run your memory at DDR400. The mobos don't support that yet.

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August 20, 2002 4:28:23 PM

The Sis645DX and 648 do, albeit unofficially.

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August 20, 2002 4:36:06 PM

nForce handles other cards nicely.
August 20, 2002 6:51:29 PM

Will its performance outrun the KT333 or KT266A?

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August 20, 2002 6:58:31 PM

Considering that the AXP's bandwidth is still stuck at 2.1GB/s, it's unlikely the DDR400 would help much at all.

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August 20, 2002 7:03:46 PM

Yes but the efficient KT266A and KT333 controllers allowed much better performance than Ali or SiS' solutions, so I wonder if the Nforce 2 controller is better. Of course pushing new FSB standards is the most important thing now IMO, since only then will Athlons enjoy the bandwidth.

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August 20, 2002 7:11:02 PM

I think 2200xp is better for you, but the price-down in September may change your decision of course :tongue:

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August 20, 2002 11:31:13 PM

The only slight worry with Athlon is the heating issues that would be the only thing to tilt me more towards pentium.
August 20, 2002 11:36:43 PM

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The only slight worry with Athlon is the heating issues that would be the only thing to tilt me more towards pentium.

Take it from me as a "hybrid" user, it's FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt meaning that it holds very little truth in reality)! My Athlon system runs no warmer than my P4 system.

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August 21, 2002 1:08:07 AM

Plus athlons were intended to run warmer, and designed accordingly.

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August 21, 2002 1:46:56 AM

Yeah, no truth at all. Just make sure to get your self a few fans, consider a water cooler, and a must have an A/C in the summer. That's all I use to cool my rig;)




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August 21, 2002 1:52:10 AM

Nope, the stock fan is good enough for stock. I would recommend a Volcano 7+ for overclocking.

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August 21, 2002 2:18:02 AM

I was being sarcastic, because it takes a h*ll of a lot to cool my rig, I wonder if I had an P4 if it would be more stable and not freeze during games. Either the weather or my Gf4 has been cause for extra cooling this summer. Some games for me can freeze around 50C, and that's not overclock, if anything leaning towards stability. Do people with Intels have a half dozen of fans or more too? Mean while my slower PC do better with the heat.




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August 21, 2002 2:24:59 AM

I currently have 3 case fans, 2 PSU fans, 1 GFX fan, 1 cpu fan, hehe. With all those fans, my PC is still whisper quiet! :wink:

My Athlon system has 2 case fans 2 PSU fans, 1 GFX fan, 1 CPU FAN, 1 mobo fan. :wink: It's slightly louder than my P4 but I believe <A HREF="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/accessories/switch...." target="_new">this</A> will fix my problem.

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August 21, 2002 2:39:44 AM

Maybe I should get another fan as well. My WinXP system screen starts doing a little shanking when it get's hot, say around 50C. It has a stock HSF and a 92mm side and top fan, thought that would be enough, but it isn't. And this is my slowest system, it's only a 1000TB w a gf2 gts. Summers almost over now.

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August 21, 2002 3:40:33 AM

can u tell me what "a little shanking" is?


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August 21, 2002 10:25:34 AM

that's jive for shaking :redface:



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August 21, 2002 12:55:23 PM

well if your screen is shankin the i would think your monitor or graphics card is slightly overheating...

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August 21, 2002 4:41:13 PM

Either way turning on the A/C does the trick, if I do anything it would be another HSF. For some reason two of my rigs don't like being near 50C.




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