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Can any one tell me what bus speed the AMD AthlonXP 2000+ cpu has?

I have PC2100 ram and want to know If I get PC2700 which is 166/333Mhz (I think), will it run at the speed or be downgraded to what the cpu bus speed is?

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1660mhz
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on my old pc its stats are

Cpu speed: 1667mhz
FSB: 133mhz
multi: 12.5x
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Isnt that the actual cpu speed....or am i being stupid and the cpu speed and bus speed are the same things :S
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12.5 x 133 is it a bearton core? the barton is 333 which will do 2700, the palomino is 266 which will slow down pc2700 to pc2100, download cpu-z and find out ya core.
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Originally Posted by jimmyh
Isnt that the actual cpu speed....or am i being stupid and the cpu speed and bus speed are the same things :S
they are not the same
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cpu-z reports it as a Palomino
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I have a 2000+ palomino core which i was never able to get above 2ghz stable, but you may have more luck.

The unlock is the old pencil trick but you have to do all the links, not just the first. I was only successfull in unlocking to every half, eg 10.5, 11.5, 12.5 etc.

Painfull but it got me an extra 15% I allways went back because it gets WAY hot even with a little overclock. These baby's need lots of ambient cooling, not just good cooling using a nice HSF.
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cpu-z reports it as a Palomino
You've got the same as me, so long as you have a good mobo it can be a fun overclocker, cos its easy to do (simple FSB etc).

give it lots of cooling, its old, cheap, go hard until its dead!!!!

PS i had pc2100 ram in it, and i often suspected that it was the bottleneck. You never know. I'd like to see how you go if you do get the pc2700.
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Well im not looking to overclock really....just upgrade some parts of my pc.

For some reason it runs very slow, like windows explorer takes ages to load up....I have 2x 80gb hard drives of which are partitioned into 4x20gb, 2x20gb, 1x40gb. A lot of partitions as u can see, the drives list in explorer takes a while to display, I can even hear them start to spin up.

I'm looking to either upgrade the memory and/or harddrive, which are:

Maxtor 6Y080L0
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Interface Ultra-ATA/133
Buffer Size 2 MB

Seagate ST380020A
Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Interface Ultra-ATA/100
Buffer Size 2 MB

The Seagate is my main bootable drive.
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