My motherboard operates at 266FSB and i have 512DDR PC2100 DDR Ram.
I want to upgrade my processor as a temp upgrade as they are so cheap to buy now, i have two choices that i am mulling between....
The AMD XP 2400 @2.0GHz 266FSB The AMD XP 2600 @2.13GHz 333FSB
The price difference is minimal....and the 2600 has more power. would this be affected by only operating at an fsb of 266?
finally, my latest BIOS says support for the XP 2600 @266. I can't find this processor, only the two i stated. Bearing in mind the XP2600 was the last core before the BARTON range does this mean it will support this processor but only at an fsb of 266 or i have to hunt for the XP2600 that works only at 266fsb? i'm confused...
I too have the same dilemma. My Motherboard can take XP 2600+ processors but only at 266MHz. These are no longer available and I either opt for a 2400+ at 266MHz or a 2600+ at 333MHz. Will the latter work, given that it will not operate at 333MHz, and what might the difference in performance be?
Motherboard is an ASUS A7V333 Rev 1.02. (NB. Rev 2.0 boards can take 333MHz).
AndySD's reference only seems to give a description of the Barton processor and dosn't really answer the question - no loss of points for trying though!