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nooyawkah
05-04-03, 04:33 PM
I currently have the following system:
Athlon XP 2100+ Palamino
1GB PC2700 Crucial RAM
MSI KT4V mobo
Thermalright SLK-800 hsf
Antec True Power 550 psu
MSI GeForce 3 Ti200 video card
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card

I am building a computer for my 2-year-old grandson and thought I'd use an Athlon XP (1800-2100) wherever I could get a good deal. My cpu is working great so I figured I'd think about swapping mine for a newer one and then giving him my 2100+.
But I'm not sure it's worth it.

I'm not a gamer or OC'er. How much up the Athlon XP ladder would I have to go to where I'd feel the difference? 2500, 2600, 2700, 2800? Would it be worth it?

Lunar
05-04-03, 04:49 PM
You would prolly begin to feel the diff at 2400+. But any upgrade is worth it.

nooyawkah
05-04-03, 06:46 PM
But any upgrade is worth it.

Why would you say? I'd enjoy your opinion.

CaptNKILL
05-04-03, 07:13 PM
Whats your 2 year old going to be doing with this rig :confused:

volt
05-04-03, 07:19 PM
I'd get dirt cheap Barton 2500+ Awsome CPU. Even if you are not an overclocker bumping it up to 2800+ or 3000+ speeds would get you nice performance boost :) Depending on your RAM latenecy and timings maybe you could leave it :)

Machine_1969
05-04-03, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by CaptNKILL
Whats your 2 year old going to be doing with this rig :confused:


That's what I was thinking!!


Blimey!

give him a cardboard box, he'll be happier with that.

:afro:

nooyawkah
05-04-03, 10:46 PM
Whats your 2 year old going to be doing with this rig
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That's what I was thinking!!

Probably writing a new computer language. He is, after all, my grandson.

I'd get dirt cheap Barton 2500+ Awsome CPU. Even if you are not an overclocker bumping it up to 2800+ or 3000+ speeds would get you nice performance boost

Now, THAT idea I like! They're down to a hundred and a quarter or so. Cheap upgrade and junior gets to begin his takeover of Microsoft.
:afro2:

To OC that chip, would I have to upgrade the bios? I've always been a little bit of a scardy-cat. But I'll suck it up. After all, if the kid can do it, I can do it. Besides, I gotta justify the expense.

I'll come back for some "how to" advice soon.

omghi2u
05-04-03, 11:00 PM
Buy him a $200 already built PC. I did @ Electronic Fry's and it came with ThizLinux 7...but I reinstalled windows.

Gator
05-05-03, 02:25 PM
get yourself a Barton 2500. Besides being cheap, you may think 2100 to 2500 isn't much, but because Barton has double the L2 cache you will see a significant difference in performance. It will also run cooler, and will be 333mhz fsb instead of yoru current 266mhz fsb. And your 333mhz memory should work nicely with the Barton, assuming your motherboard supports Barton. Make sure to check that first.

Additionally, why not give him your GF3 TI card, and get yourself either a GF4TI or R9500 Pro :)