What the heck does a fsb do? I want to get an athlon xp2500+ 333fsb, its a tad over 2 ghz and there is a xp2400+ thats pretty much the same mhz but it has a 266fsb, its like NZ$30 less (17 U.S about) so i was wondering is this 333fsb gona have a noticeable difference or should i get the 2400+?
oh yeh and another question. i have a dell p31ghz, i cant find no manuals and crap casue i was wondering what type the case is, i know its a mini tower or something, but i dont know if it will fit the new motherboard caseu the new mobo is an atx? can anyone give an educated guess to what type the case would be and if it would fit an amd athlon mobo?
FSB=Front Side Bus, the speed at which the processor and memory transfer data. Most towers are ATX form factor especially Dell and other "shelf bought" units.
O and yes 333 FSB will be faster than 266 if the processor is ###FSB capable.Don't try to cross them unless the motherboard and processor r a match.
The P3's are ATX mobo's, however quite often the DELL computers use custom motherboards with special connectors for on/off etc, and special low power PSU's, and motherboard backplanes that won't suit a different mobo. Cases are cheap, get a new one while you are at it and you will also get a PSU more suited to your more powerful Mobo and CPU. Many ppl have problems with upgrades cause their old PSU can't supply enough stable power.
Get the 333Mh FSB CPU if you have a mobo that will take it, that way you can also use faster memory with a one:one data transfer ratio which will help also.
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Hey kalashnikov, In my experience get the 2500 not only for the 333 fsb which is a good increase over 266,and if you get a good case and good cooling the 2500 can reach the xp3000+ speeds and farther.
WHAT THE?!?! ho the heck can better cooling and better case do anything? I thought the cooling was to....cool it, :lol: . Explain to me ho that works and what sort of cooling could do that, and case. Possibly examples.
Btw, i want to use my pentium 3 case for the case on my new pc will it work?
ALso, i have 200w power for my p3, how will that do with the new mobo cpu etc?
First of all scrap the case and power supply,as APOc said most tier one CP manufacs like dell and gateway make the cases to fit their product a certain way only recently has dell and the big ones started to make cases and PC's that would accept aftermarket parts.For the price you can a good case and a good power supply for less than a 100.00 us such as enermax or codegen,look around and find a case with at least 350 watt ps especially if you want to be able to add newer peripherials such as dvd burners,better vid card,etc.
I know prices for you for you all that are down under are more expensive but in the long run it will be worth it.
As far as the cooling goes here is a little website to show you how they do it.I am simple aircooling and with my volcano 9 and six case fans it is quite chilly in my case so with just a simple kick to the multiplier and cpu voltage in my bios I get 2.25ghz,up from 1.83 stock 2500 ghz.Have not messed with the FSB and memory timings yet but that is next in order. Here's the link:
let me know if you need more info on how to get the overclock if you get the chip
Hi again kalashnikov,
Most ppl's biggest mistake in doing an upgrade is keeping thier old case and PSU. Trust me, I do this for living and have seen so many DELL, IBM and Compaq cases that I can just about promise you that if you try and keep your old case you will be making a mistake. In fact at one time I had to fix a guys puter when he tried to put a new mobo in an old IBM case, when he plugged the motherboard connectors in and turned it on it went "BANG!", cause IBM fiddled with the voltage paths from the PSU to the Mobo and it shorted out.
There are inexpensive cases available that come with 380/400W PSU's. I can get one retail in Australia for around AU$60 - if you know a friend in the business you can get it cheaper than that. You spend several hundred on a Mobo, around 150-200 for for the CPU and you want to put them in a crappy DELL case? You need to protect your investement by getting a new case and PSU mate.
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hey look, i am gonna be broke for a couple of weeks so i was thinking i could put the mobo and crap in the bottom of a cardboard box, cut holes for the power switch and cd rom drive, and cha-ching; a improvised case! That will do the trick for a couple of weeks aye?
I know it sounds stupid but hey i reckon it will WORK. besides i dont have anyone whos gonna mess about ith it or put fingers in the mobo while its running and stuff.
DO you think this would work?