View Full Version : General AMD processor question

08-20-04, 08:56 AM
I've been thinking about this a lot and trying to come up with an answer but just have nothing.

I guess the thoughts stem from trying to OC my 2600+ and failing time and time again to get a good OC. I thought I finally had one with it at 10x200 @ 1.7v, but I woke up this morning to the login screen. My computer crashed again. Now the vcore is at 1.725v and hopefully THAT is enough.

And that, precisely, is my question. Why is it that I have to get my 2600+ to insane vcore settings (and subsequently insane temperatures) to get it to be stable at 3200+ or higher levels when the AMD Athlon XP 3200+ model CPU runs perfect at 1.65v? Why, at 1.85v and a temperature of near 60C idle, is my 2600+ still not stable, but AMD's works like a dream?

I guess I was always under the impression that they pretty much used the same chips for all the Bartons. So like a 2600+ Barton chip was really just a 3200+ with a lower FSB and mulitplier. That made sense to me, but then it never made sense as to why, if that was the case, I had to jack the vcore to near-melting levels in order to get it to where a 3200+ should be with the same stock settings as a 2600+. It just doesn't make sense to me.

08-20-04, 09:03 AM
My old unlocked Barton 2500+ needed 1.775v to get it to run stable at 3200+ speeds. Temps weren't too terrible - 44 idle, 58 load. If your CPU is staying around the 60 mark at load, you're fine. :)

08-20-04, 09:05 AM
No, it was at 60 IDLE and continued to rise.