I am going to be buying an (obviously used) XP3200+ AXDA3200DKV4E (FSB400), upgrading from a current XP2400 (FSB266). I want a bog-standard, genuine Barton 3200 11 x 200MHz so that I can both process more quickly and
sync with PC3200 DDR400 memory. The board is capable of this, it's a K7N2 Delta-ILSR.
I am aware that there used to be a lot of fake 3200+s about, and from looking at Ebay I suspect that some of these may be being sold on.
So the question is, how to identify fake ones. I have seen http://fab51.com/cpu/barton/athlon-e23.html
but also have seen reference in the AMD forums from 2006/7 to a guide written by Silk_the_Absent1
. However, that link returns a "page not found".
Does anyone know where Silk_the_Absent1's guide went, or can point me to another one, (or provide any more info?