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omegaRED
22nd April 2004, 01:11
I found a buyer for my MSI KT4V and T-Bred B 2100+, (it`s my best friend actually:)), so i`m gonna upgrade my system in the next 2 weeks or so.

The MB i decided to go with is the Soltek 75FRN2L, it`s cheap, apparently works exceptionally well with Bartons, and stable. I would go with Asus X series, but unfortunately cant find them here.

Now, the question is: Should i get a mobile Barton 2500+ (~120$) or a normal Barton 2500+ (~100$)? The mobile works at lower voltages (1.45V as opposed to 1.60 (or 1.65?)) and is able to o/c VERY nicely. AFAIK the mobile runs at 133 MHz stock, and the desktop at 166 MHz.

So i`m wondering if there is ANY reason not to go with the mobile chip? I wont be o/c much (probably would go near 3200+ speeds, maybe a tad bit more) cause i want to keep my temps below 60 C, plus at those speeds it shouldn`t be running any hotter then my 2100+ @ 2.17 GHz, 1.75 V, so i wont have to change the cooler (Glacialtech Igloo 2510Pro), not having to change the 333 MHz RAM i have is an added plus.

Taz
22nd April 2004, 02:56
AFAIK the mobile chips are unlocked, which is why they are the best choice for overclockers ;)

omegaRED
22nd April 2004, 03:40
K, i`ve searched the net, and it seems overclocks of around 2500 MHz are a normal thing for this chip, and even 2600-2700 MHz are quite common, even with air cooling:) This is the chip for me.... Mmmmmmm.... :D

UtwigMU
22nd April 2004, 05:03
Get mobile for ocing if you can find one.

I didn't saw it here.

With regular 2.2GHz is attainable, mobile does more or does 2.2 without overvolting (less heat, less noise).

borat
22nd April 2004, 08:46
i have a mobile 2600, with IQ stepping as opposed to AQ, with a thermaltake SL900A and a silent zalman 92mm fan attatched it will overclock to 2474Mhz at 1.65V, can get it up to 2.65Ghz but this needs >1.8Volts so its not worth the extra heat, temps are 48degrees idle, 55 degrees load. Excellent chip. I have it running at 15x165 memory cas 2-2-2-5 on my old asus a7v333 been running it for a month without any problem at all.

Fluff
22nd April 2004, 08:50
sounds like a plan, overclockers.co.uk have them in stock too, was gonna get myself a a64 but if i can get similar performance on the cheap, i'll go with the old XP.

borat
22nd April 2004, 11:31
that was my sentiment exactly fluff, get them from here though:

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/news.php#nPHP1080822833

they have the IQ stepping, worth about an additional 200MKhz per oveclock on average.

I was going to get an A64, but saw these for £80, found out how to pin mod them to give me the high multipliers to run on my old mobo with 166Mhz DDR and bob was my uncle, 2.5Gig for £80, best value out there i say.

TnT
22nd April 2004, 19:17
Also silent pc builders are favoring the mobiles due to lower voltage and less heat. If its not that much more and budget isn't a concern, then I'd go for it

omegaRED
24th April 2004, 03:35
:D

I couldn`t wait another couple of days, so i just went and bought the Soltek 75FRN2-L and a mobile Barton 2600+. I kept both my GlacialTech Igloo 2510Pro and the mem, PC2700, but will change it in the near future. Installation went very smoothly. Multipliers? ALL unlocked. First results?

2083 MHz @ 1.45V
2324 MHz @ 1.6V
2500 MHz @ 1.725V, ~44C idle temp.

This chip is SOOOO f**king SWEET!!! I`m scared to think how far would the chip go with proper (SLK900/SP97) cooling. Brrrrrr.....

omegaRED
24th April 2004, 03:44
Oh, BTW, chip marking:
AXMG2600FQQ4C
IQYHA0348XPMW