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got a question about the fsb and color of the 3000+barton

from my understanding there are 2 diffrent 300+ bartons. one with a fsb of 166/333, the other being the barton with a fsb of 200/400.

my cpu came from an HP so I have no idea which fsb mine would be other than the setting HP set it at and the ram they matched it up to which would be the 166/333 with the multi of 13 and pc2700 ram

Ive noticed when looking on newegg there seems to be a color diffrence between the two. the one capable of a fsb of 200/400 is green and the 166/333 being a brownish color.

now my actual question. does that color diffrence of the chip actualy indicate the diffrence between fsb capabilities?
and if so when putting my cpu in my current rig I noticed it was green. does that meen with the correct ram I could obtain the fsb of 200/400?

sorry if some of this is basic, but Im new to knowing the diffrence between cpu's other than there speed.
 

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got a question about the fsb and color of the 3000+barton

from my understanding there are 2 diffrent 300+ bartons. one with a fsb of 166/333, the other being the barton with a fsb of 200/400.

my cpu came from an HP so I have no idea which fsb mine would be other than the setting HP set it at and the ram they matched it up to which would be the 166/333 with the multi of 13 and pc2700 ram

Ive noticed when looking on newegg there seems to be a color diffrence between the two. the one capable of a fsb of 200/400 is green and the 166/333 being a brownish color.

now my actual question. does that color diffrence of the chip actualy indicate the diffrence between fsb capabilities?
and if so when putting my cpu in my current rig I noticed it was green. does that meen with the correct ram I could obtain the fsb of 200/400?

sorry if some of this is basic, but Im new to knowing the diffrence between cpu's other than there speed.


The color doesnt matter, I think it just varies from the time they were made.

13x Multiplier is the 333fsb
10.5x Multiplier is 400fsb

You have the 333fsb one.
 

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yeah what the color difference actually is, is a change in the organic packageing that AMD used for their AthlonXP chips, (and presumably still used). I have no clue why they actually changed it, but thats what it is.
 

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If it's running at default sttings get CPU-Z @ www.cpuid.com
and see what the FSB is currently.
BTW, half the pics they use to display products arent accurate anyway.
 

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found this post about it somewhere

Yep, it's minty green. AMD says it's changing its processors to match its company color. However, we all know AMD always has Intel on its mind, and I'm sure it didn't hurt that the new color makes this CPU look an awful lot like some Intel products. Whatever the case, AMD is transitioning all of its chips with organic packaging (currently only the Athon XP and Athlon MP) to this new paint job. The change is purely cosmetic, so don't expect big performance gainsâ€"unless you think "extra minty goodness" is worth a few more points in 3DMark
 
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