“ Processor - 1 x AMD Athlon XP 2500+ / 1.83 GHz ( 333 MHz ) - Socket A - L2 512 KB „
I wanted to upgrade my current machine, and usually the best way to do it is by getting a new processor. Being that I already had an Athlon processor (1.2 GHz T-bird) I wanted something that would be compatible with my motherboard.
After reading a few reviews and comparing prices I decided that the Athlon 2500XP was the one that had the best price/performance ratio.
Here are the specs:
-Operating Frequency: 1.83GHz
-Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
-Socket: Socket A
-Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!
Installation was not too difficult, I just placed the CPU in the socked and locked it. Setting the stock fan on top was a little trick because space was tight, but after a few tries It worked. Make sure you connect the power cable that comes with the fan, if you don't the processor will burn.
Overall this has been a great upgrade. My system runs smooth, applications like Photoshop and Dreamweaver load much faster than they did before. But for gaming is where this processor really shines, you can play all the latest and greatest games as long as you have enough RAM and a good Video Card.
If you are into overclocking this processor will not let you down, it can run stable at speeds up to 2.20 Ghz with an aftermarket cooler.
The prices of processors in general go down every few weeks, but as of right now it can be found for £58.
I`ve built myself a few PC`s over the years, and i`ve always gone for processors from AMD. They tend to be cheaper and morepowerful than comparable processors from Intel. Anyway, the last machine I built, I put in an Athlon XP 2500+ processor, since it was the cheapest "fast" processor I could find that had a good degree of overclocking ability in it. I installed the processor, which was relatively simple, and turned on the machine. I had upgraded from an Athlon 1.4GHz, so the speed difference was noticible right from the very start. I am extremely impressed with the extra speed ofthis processor - although it only runs about 600 MHz faster than my last processor, it runs the computing intensive software that I use regularly about twice as quickly. Not all of that is down to the processor of course - I upgraded the motherboard as well as putting more (and faster) RAM in the machine, but the overall speed increase is much better than I had originally hoped for. After playing with the machine for a little bit, I decided to try voerclocking it. I started off by overclocking it (this means making it run faster than it was originally dsigned to do) to the same speed as what was then AMD`s top of the range chip - the 3200+. it ran perfectly stabley, and was only running a few degrees warmer than when it was running at its original speed. As usual, there was one poblem fitting the processor. Well, fitting the processor wassimple enough - it was fitting the heat sink that annoys me. It takes a LOT of force to properly fit the heatsink onto the clips provided on he motherboard - 35 pounds of force rings a bell from the instructions, and sounds about right. This is done by pressing down very hard on the motherboard through the heat sink, and alwys makes me think that I`m going to snap the motherboard in half - which would be a very expensive mistake to make. Make sure you do this on a hard flat surface with some padding behind th
e motherboard to support it as well as you can. Don`t try overclocking your machine if you don`t know what you are doing. if you want to give it a try though, then the Athlon XP 2500+ comes very highly reccomended by me. I can`t promise that your one will overclock anywhere near as well as mine did, but if you get one as good as mine, you`ll be very impressed and have gotten yourself a bargain!
The AMD Athlon XP processor with QuantiSpeed architecture powers the next generation in computing platforms, delivering extra performance for cutting-edge applications and an extraordinary computing experience. The AMD Athlon XP processor is the latest member of the AMD Athlon family of processors designed to meet the computation-intensive requirements of cutting-edge software applications running on high-performance desktop systems. AMD delivers tremendous performance by increasing the amount of work done per clock cycle and improving the operating frequency at the same time. The end result is a processor design that produces a high volume of work done per cycle and high operating frequencies - an optimum combination for compelling application performance.
The AMD Athlon XP processor offers fast results when working with digital media like audio, video, and image files. It provides for outstanding near real-time voice, video, and CAD/CAM as a result of features like larger cache memory, 3DNow! Professional technology, and the innovative QuantiSpeed architecture, which includes the industry's most powerful fully pipelined x86 floating point engine. The AMD Athlon XP processor brings digital entertainment like games and DVDs to life with rich, smooth graphics and true to life sound. The processor enables a more life-like audio experience with special surround sound enhancing features. The AMD Athlon XP processor takes advantage of connected digital devices and their content by delivering realistic photos, smooth videos, and rich sound. The combination of the Windows XP operating system's features and the exceptional capabilities of the AMD Athlon XP processor provide a phenomenal Internet experience with smoother streaming audio and video.
The AMD Athlon XP processor offers compelling performance for running Microsoft Windows XP, as well as outstanding performance on previous versions of Windows. The raw power and robust features of the AMD Athlon XP processor enable users to make the most of multitasking and user switching capabilities offered in Windows XP. Microsoft optimized the DirectX 8.0 interface for Windows XP specifically for the AMD Athlon XP processor. The AMD Athlon XP processor's innovative QuantiSpeed architecture helps propel Windows XP application performance to a new level. To unleash the rich features found in Windows XP, AMD and Microsoft worked together to optimize applications like Media Encoder 8.0 for AMD's 3DNow! Professional technology.
QuantiSpeed architecture, the latest technological enhancement to the award-winning AMD Athlon processor core, provides for extra performance in the cutting-edge features users need most. At the heart of QuantiSpeed architecture is a nine-issue, superscalar, fully-pipelined core. This provides more pathways to feed application instructions into the execution engines of the core, simply allowing the processor to complete more work in a given clock cycle. Additional features of QuantiSpeed architecture include a superscalar, fully pipelined floating point engine, hardware data prefetch, and exclusive, speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLBs). Combined, these features help boost overall productivity and allow a system to boot and load applications quickly. In the end, users will enjoy an effortless computing experience.
|Product Description:||AMD Athlon XP 2500+ / 1.83 GHz processor|
|Processor Type:||AMD Athlon XP 2500+|
|Processor Model:||Model 10|
|Compatible Processor Socket:||Socket A|
|Clock Speed:||1.83 GHz|
|Bus Speed:||333 MHz|
|Features:||3DNow! Professional technology, MMX instructions set|
|Compatible Slots:||1 x processor - Socket A|