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XP2500 vs Skt754 3000+

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Defcon5, 26 Jan 2006.

  1. Defcon5


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    Im putting together a spec for my mate, and he simply cant afford a 939 rig,

    so will the performance increase from a XP 2500 @ 2.4 (my old cpu!) to a socket 754 3000+ (newcastle core) be dramatic?

    Everything else will stay the same (1gb corsair value, ti4200 128mb).

    I dont want him thinking hes paid me to do this for no gain at all.
    He does allot of dvd burning (ahem) and occasional gaming.

    And how are the asus barebones systems for overclocking (if at all)
  2. m3csl2004


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    think they dont have pci locks so pretty poor

    a clocked newcastle would be dramatic, but a stock 1 wont be much faster im afraid
  3. MikeTimbers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,913

    Location: New Eltham, London

    Who says 939 has to be expensive? Many people have NF3 939 boards for sale - I got a DFI Ultra-D for just £35, an Opty 146 for £115 (new) and upgraded from an XP-M @ 2500 to the Opty @ 2764 for £150. Then I sold the Skt-A mobo and mobile to a friend for £90 so it actually cost me £60.

    And the Opty annihilates the XP-M at crunching numbers.