QCH2002 said No, not determination... the smell is just Wug's electric meter burn'n up... all those dials and gauges spinning....
Why not a 2500+ for $83? They prolly OC better.
XP1700+ oc'd to 12.5x180 = 2250
XP2500+ barton oc'd to 11x200=2200
The Barton is whoopin the XP by 30 seconds a frame on a 53 pointer!
If you want me to prove apples to apples, I can use a 200 FSB on the XP 1700+ too. The Barton still wins by the same range.
the reason why i got a 2600+ is cuz by the time i purchased it..the 2500+ was already at 90 bux...so for an extra 14 bux i get like .17 ghz extra...so i opted for that...also the way i look at it.... the faster the base it has...the better ocing ability it has...so ill prolly hit AMD 3200+ speeds without ne problemo!!
I'll post some scores later.
damnit...it looks like people in college are gonna have firedeamon installed on their comps without them knowing....wmahaha...JK!!! i wouldnt do nething like that but i will make it manditory for all visitors of WuGgViLle (my suite)
1) 2.53ghz p4 @ 2.85 desktop (24/7)
2) 2.53ghz p4 lap (appx 8 hours a day)
3) 2.4ghz p4 laptop (24/7)
4) 1900+ @ 1.77 ghz (24/7)
5) 1.2ghz tbird )24/7)
6) 450mhz p2 (24/7)
7) 2600+ @?? (24/7)
8) 450 p2 (24/7)
which is in my house
needless to say 200+ electric bill..but i blame it on the AC ....i cant wait until college and the electricity is FREE!!
I also know about spinning up that electric meter too, with my little farm running. It's not just the cost of running the rigs; you got to keep the room cool too. I had to add a 10,000 BTU window AC to my computer room to handle the extra heat from all this AMD toastiness. I have 8 AMD and 2 Intel P3 procs running.