View Full Version : is it worth it?
05-11-2002, 10:49 PM
I see that the AthlonXp 1800+ is now $92 on pricewatch. IS it worth it to upgrade my Athlon Thunderbird 1.4 (overclocked to 1.57) to a 1800+?
I figure that with a multiplyer of 11.5 and FSB of 145 I'll be looking at 1.66ghz which will be a good jump. I currently have a Soyo dragon+ KT266A motherboard running 145FSB.
Worth it? Comments?
05-11-2002, 11:02 PM
save your $ for about 6 month :) it your $ will go a bit farther then.
05-11-2002, 11:05 PM
no its not worth it. Unless you have money to burn, hold on to your cpu for a while. I have the same one running at 1.55ghz, and i don't think i'm going to upgrade for at least another year.
05-11-2002, 11:29 PM
ok well, now this is a bit more complicated here...
I use the on bpard LAn on the motherboard...should I get a cheap $20 Ethernet card to handle that? I'm wondering if my overclocking potential is limited by the LAN or something. Not that it's a great overclocker motherboard but the Soyo dragon+ has been known to go past 145.
05-12-2002, 12:35 AM
Chosen knows all.
05-12-2002, 12:51 AM
yeah, but i have read that this SPECIFIC Mobo has issues with overclocking while using the built in LAN. This is why i asked.
05-12-2002, 03:16 AM
Save your money for the Hammer coming @ the end of this year! :D
05-12-2002, 03:53 AM
I'm running the same setup (Soyo Dragon+, XP1800+) and my system worked perfectly at 150 FSB, 11.5 multiplier. I dropped it down to 145 FSB when I went to a RAID 0 setup, mainly because I've heard that the onboard Promise Lite RAID controller was sensitive to higher FSB speeds. Even at 150 FSB, I never have had any problems with the onboard LAN.
05-12-2002, 11:37 AM
ok...it's probably my memory...I was gonna pickup a stick of PC2700 for when i upgrade and pop it in and run higher settings at lower speeds for now. With DDr400 comming soon I'm not so sure ;-\
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