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11-14-04, 06:29 AM
Hey , i got a 2800+ 333FSB with a 5900XT, would i see much difference on a 400FSB 3200+ i have the ram for it, 1GBDDr400, but my friends selling it and was thinking bout picking it up..thanx
the 2800 and 3200 run at the same clock speed IIRC, so the main difference would be FSB.
Not worth the upgrade IMO. Unless the 3200 is really cheap.
11-14-04, 06:40 PM
save your money, get a better video card. If you already have the DDR 400, OC your 2800. You'll get better performance on the 2800 than a 3200 once it's OCed.
2800 @ 2.1, 166fsb, to , say, a mobile barton 2400 @ 2.4, 200-230 fsb, now THAT would be a 32 bit upgrade... Your board can handle it for sure... your memory should handle the higher speeds @ cas3...
...hmm, maybe you should just try and OC both the 2800 and the 3200, and see what you end up with... If you don't get decent temps, at least 200fsb, and at least 2.2 ghz, then if you GOTTA stay 32 bit, get a mobile barton 2400, 2500, or 2600.
11-16-04, 03:55 AM
the only thing about the barton 3200, is that since it's already at 400Mhz FSB, then overclocking would totally depend on your memory. if you already have ddr 400, to overclock any higher, you would need to change the ratios on the RAM in order to achieve higher clock speeds. but say if you have DDR 433, then you can set your FSB higher than the 200Mhz in the BIOS, no problem, and you would be able to OC the 3200 even higher. Socket A chips love a large FSB.
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