Hello, I am building a new system and currently have a FIC AU13 motherboard (nforce2) and I am looking into processors. Originally I was going to get a thoroughbred 2600+ (333 FSB) but then I came across a mobile xp 2000 for less and a mobile xp 2200 for the same price. Both the mobiles are thoroughbreds and 45W. Well any way I was wondering if it is relatively easy (and stable) to raise the FSB on the mobiles to 333 or 400 to run in sync with RAM. Also is it possible to overclock either of the mobiles to the speed of the 2600 on air cooling without raising the core voltage?
Athlon XP 3000+ @ 205 X 11.5=2358 Abit NF7 v2.0 OCZ Dual Channel EL PC-3200 256mb X 2 Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb -> 9800XT Western Digital SE 80gb Hard Drive w/ 8mb cache Samsung DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive Thermaltake 420W PSU
Hi, The mobiles are known for it's overclockability as they have unlocked multipliers. Is relatively easy (and stable) to oc one mobile if you have a good RAM, a good cooling system and a good PSU, mobos can also be a variable in the equation but the nForce2 chipset based mobos are usually, very overclockable. Now, i found very unlikely for both 2000 and 2200 XP mobiles they can run at 2600+ XP speeds without voltage increase but, no one better to tell you than a 2000 or 2200 mobile user and i'm not one.
***UPDATE*** After a little research, i find out some 2500 mobiles running at 3200+XP speeds undervoltaged. Assuming it's the general behavior to all mobiles i must say you'll problably run at 2600+XP speeds without voltage increase. In fact, the mobile is able to do it undervoltaged.
I am getting ready to set up a XP-m 2200+ 35watt on a Abit NF7-s but I do have a XP-m 2500+ setup and it will run prime 95 stable at 3200+ speed on stock 1.45 vcore. It runs day in and out at 2400mhz at 1.60 vcore.
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