Today we thought we would have some fun with an xp 2600+ amd processor. The xp 2600+ with the 333mhz frontside bus is the cheapest priced of the thoroughbred B athlon processors, and we're gonna test to see if this could be a nice budget overclocker.
Processor: XP 2600+ thoroughbred B athlon processor
Remember not all processors are created equal, and results will vary even with the same type processor.
AMD XP 2600+ 333 MHz (AIUHB)
Asus A7N8X Deluxe rev 2.0
Corsair PC2700 XMS 512 MEGS
Vantec Tornado Fan with speed controller set for 46 CFM
Maxtor Diamond 9 30 gig harddrive.
Arctic Silver thermal paste
Memory timings where set to optimal and DDR Voltage was left at 1.6. AGP bus was locked at 66MHZ.
Since thoroughbred B athlon processors are locked above a 12.5 multiplier, we will have to increase the front side bus to get similar results.
The first attempt i made was to run the front side bus at 186 MHZ X 12.5. To get the computer to boot to windows a boost to the CPU's Vcore up to 1.725 was needed but the system ran stable. Various bench marks and stress tests were performed such as Sandra burn in wizard. Not bad 2325mhz equivalent to a XP 2900 if such a thing existed. (14X166fsb=2324mhz)
A FSB of 188 was easily attainable, and so i moved up to 192 X 12.5. An increase of the VCore 1.825 was needed but it ran stable also. This setting gave us 2400Mhz, wow that's like equivalent of going up 4 processor speeds to xp 3000.(14.5X166fsb)
In conclusion the XP 2600+ seems to be a good overclocker. If your a overclocker on a budget but still want to get in on the 333FSB a xp 2600+ might be up your alley.
-333 mhz front side bus