preference, XP2500 Barton or XP2400?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by p0gig, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. p0gig

    p0gig Guest

    i don't kno much about hardware specifics..but im planning to make this purchase (along with A7N8X mobo) sometime tonight, so replies would help

    www.newegg.com is selling both for relatively cheap, with the barton being around 20 bucks more

    i have no idea how to overclock (but i heard it's relatively easy, especially with this setup so i think i might mess around with it and try to find out how), but without price in mind, performance wize which processor is better?

    i mainly use my computer for games such as Counterstrike and Warcraft

    comp specs im planning to put together:

    a7n8x delux
    evga gf4 ti4200 128mb
    corsair or samsung pc2700 512mb (2x256)

    ^ wut do u guys recommend? corsair or samsung?

    THX FOR ANY HELP


    ps - in this review i believe the barton scored higher
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  2. Jw_Leonhart

    Jw_Leonhart Ancient Guru

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    Well if you don't want to spend the money on the Barton don't bother. Like mentioned before it makes minimal difference, you won't notice it.
     
  3. top_gun36

    top_gun36 Ancient Guru

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    I would go for the Barton becuz its the newer chip but like JW says, it really doesnt matter.
     
  4. Emanon75

    Emanon75 Guest

    I'd get the Barton.
     

  5. Y2A

    Y2A Master Guru

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    For 20 bucks more, why are you stressing get the barton....Unless the 2400+ is Tbred B w/ a good stepping. Then I would get that because overclocking that thing will kill a barton, especially with your NForce2 board.
     
  6. David

    David Ancient Guru

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    I'd go with the Barton. It has a larger core (due to the doubled L2 cache), which makes cooling it easier. Performance is about the same. If you intend to overclock though, the 2400+ is a much better overclocker.
     
  7. Meta|Gear

    Meta|Gear Pretty Hate Machine

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    ROFL :funny:
     
  8. p0gig

    p0gig Guest

    thanks for the replies...but i was pretty clueless about overclocking but i heard it's relatively simple and im planning to overclock just slightly (nothing hardcore)...is the barton still a better choice?
     
  9. top_gun36

    top_gun36 Ancient Guru

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    Here's the reason

    That was teh worst day of my life....AND I STILL WANT THEM TO DIE!!!


    I would still go Barton...but the Thourghbred will have more room via overclocking
     
  10. cloudman

    cloudman Maha Guru

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    I've ran both in an epox 8rda nforce board. The barton is faster and has 333fsb from the get go. Much easier to reach higher fsb. I was disappointed in the 2400's ability to be oc'd. More than likely it was my bad luck. The barton runs like a champ.
     

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