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Old 08-31-02, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default AthlonXP 1700 to 2200: is it worth it?

With my current configuration, is it worth upgrading from 1700 to 2200 for $150us? Am I better off waiting for 2600 and what would of price of that be?

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Old 08-31-02, 02:03 PM   #2
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Wait for the 2600
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Old 09-01-02, 03:08 AM   #3
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I doubt going from a 1700 to a 2600 is even worthwhile. Cause a 1700 with a Radeon 9700 or NV30 gonna drive Unreal over 100 FPS easy.

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plus you will be saving more money that you can put towards that r9700 or nv30
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u guys r right, i'll stick with the 1700 for now, thanks!
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u guys r right, i'll stick with the 1700 for now, thanks!
Np man

1700 = 1.53 GHz, right??

maybe when the speeds increase a lil' more, consider upgrading.
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Np man

1700 = 1.53 GHz, right??

maybe when the speeds increase a lil' more, consider upgrading.

Athlon XP 1800+ = 1.53 ghz as far as I know.
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Old 09-02-02, 06:26 PM   #8
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With my current configuration, is it worth upgrading from 1700 to 2200 for $150us? Am I better off waiting for 2600 and what would of price of that be?

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2400+ will be less than 200 dollars supposedly at launch. Then again, why go that route when you can get a 333mhz fsb CPU in October? Then again, why go that route if you can go Barton a month or so later?

Then again, why go that route if you can go Hammer a month or so later?

See where I'm going with this?
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yeah one might as well wait for an extreme upgrade wrt processors
2400+ would be decent once its cheap enough.
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you guys make some excellent points. I think what I'll do is simply wait for the official release of UT2k3 and Unreal2. I need to see how they really run on my system, not the stinkin beta builds. It runs decent now, but I feel like it could be running better.

What I will do though is if my girlfriend decides she wants to upgrade from her PIII, I'll likely give her my chip and get the fastest available AthlonXP I can. I'm not anxious to give up my motherboard because I really like the one I got. This has to be the most stable computer I have ever owned.
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It's widely known that the beta builds run like crap. It's why they weren't supposed to be leaked, people 'assume' its just like final code, and thats retarded.
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Honestly, I don't even think you'd be able to tell the difference between the two cpus. The only time I ever noticed a difference was when I went from a Duron 650 to a 1.2G Tbird. Upgrading your cpu does nothing for the slowest components in your system - your hard drive and to some extent your memory bandwidth.

Why not overclock your 1700+? I've got a locked 1600+ oc'ed just shy of a 1900+ at stock voltage. I simply bumped my FSB from 133 to 150 and it worked without a glitch. The 1600+ is a great oc'er - maybe the 1700+ is too.
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