An Athlon XP 2400+ runs at 2.0GHz with a 133MHz(DDR266) FSB and x15.0 multiplier.
Your FSB is currently set to 100MHz(DDR200) which causes the CPU to run at 1.5GHz - about the speed of an Athlon XP 1800+.
Set your FSB to 133MHz both in BIOS and via jumper on your motherboard(if there is a jumper for setting FSB - refer to your manual for details).
For a more detailed explanation about how an Athlon XP's FSB works, read this
In order to facilitate comparability of different Processors according to their performance(NOT raw clockspeed), AMD introduced a 'Quantispeed
' ">http://www.amd.com/us-en/asset...31B_Quantispeed_wp.pdf'-rating for their processors.
Since an Athlon XP can do more work per clock-cycle than a P4, it will perform about equal to a much higher clocked P4 even tho it is only clocked at 2.0GHz - hence the 2400+ rating.
This is because basically, intel's 'Netburst'-architecture(what the P4 is based on) sacrifices efficiency in order to be able to attain high clockspeeds.
In most cases, an Athlon XP 2400+ should outperform a P4 clocked at 2.4GHz.
Actual performance depends on the application you're running...for example, your AXP 2400+ will perform better than a 2.4GHz P4 in most games, whereas the P4 will perform better in some media-encoding and rendering applications since a lot of them are optimized for its architecture.Here's
' ">http://www.amd.com/us-en/asset...nd_tech_docs/30579.pdf AMD's Processor Performance Evaluation Guide.
It's the latest version for the Athlon 64-line, but it will give you an idea about how this rating works.
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