What processor?

  Marky_Bhoy 09:25 14 Feb 2004

I am buying the components to bulid my PC from ebuyer.co.uk.

I don't know much about processors could anyone advise me on which processor I should pick out of the following two:

AMD ATHLON XP2500+ 333MHZ FSB 512 L2 Cache Barton CPU - OEM (ebuyer quickfind: 47843)


AMD ATHLON XP2400+ 266MHZ FSB 256Cache Thoroughbred CPU - OEM (ebuyer quickfind: 43066)

NB: I have decided to buy this mother board:

PcChips M848ALU SKT A SIS 748 400 DDR AGPx8 ATA133 6CH Sound/lAN/USB 2.0 Upto a 3.2+ CPU Motherboard in Retail Box (ebuyer quickfind 51760)

and this RAM:

Crucial 512 DDR333 PC2700 DIMM (ebuyer quickfind: 42149)


  Diodorus Siculus 09:31 14 Feb 2004

AMD ATHLON XP2500+ 333MHZ FSB 512 L2 Cache Barton CPU - OEM (ebuyer quickfind: 47843) - will be faster than the other and more expensive as a result - it has the newer architecture.

Whether it is worth the extra expense depends on what you want to do with the PC.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:37 14 Feb 2004

One question: why buy crucial memory from ebuyer? I would go direct to crucial.com/uk who have a much better track record on returns than have ebuyer accoring to these forums.

  Elrond 10:43 14 Feb 2004

I would, and I am, going with the XP2500+

  Rennaissance 10:46 14 Feb 2004

crucial also has free p & p which i think is great. Im using the athlon 2800.

  Marky_Bhoy 22:20 14 Feb 2004

I like ebuyer and like to buy all my components from the same place. They are very reliable.

Then again, if crucial.com offers the same memory with free P+P them I will check this out.

So the answer is that depending on what I want to do with the computer, the faster and better processor is the XP2500?

  Diodorus Siculus 23:26 14 Feb 2004

Pretty much the case that the 2500 Barton will be faster. Whether or not you notice this is a different question.

  dfghjkl 23:36 14 Feb 2004

i have 2500+ barton and it is a very good chip,i belive they can be clocked to 3200+.not that you would want to do this but it shows the versitility of the chip.i dont know much about pc chips mobos but i have read some people have had problems setting them up,having to reset cmos etc.it might be worth looking in previous posts for info.good luck.peter. ps i bought a msi 4ktv very good cheap board,no graphics though,but 5.1 sound,333fsb(same as 2500+)i also put in 512 of 333mhz memory as well.very stable set up.

  Marky_Bhoy 17:04 15 Feb 2004

thanks everyone. I have chose to go for the 2500+ barton.

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