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AMD Athlon (XP) 66 56.41%
AMD K5/K6 9 7.69%
AMD Opteron 2 1.71%
Intel 8086-486 4 3.42%
Intel Pentium Pro-Pentium 1 MMX 10 8.55%
Intel Pentium II-III (PIII Xeon too) 27 23.08%
Intel Pentium 4/Xeon 27 23.08%
PowerPC 1 0.85%
Other (ix86) 9 7.69%
Other (Non-ix86) 1 0.85%
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:29 PM   #31
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Athlon64? Hmmm, that rings a bell. But adamdino, yes linux multiprocessor support is much better then in windows. My dual xeons got a real performance boost as soon as I put linux up. Then not running X all the time really frees up the cpu, for, otherthings... (Like seti@home... )
 
Old 01-20-2004, 10:00 PM   #32
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pentium 200 (firewall) just died recently
Amd duron 750 (firewall) New one
Amd duron 1200 Samba server
Amd duron 1200 XP box
Amd XP 2200+ Mandrake 9.1
 
Old 01-20-2004, 10:12 PM   #33
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AMD Athlon XP 2600+ overclocked from 2.08GHZ to 2.5GHZ.. Water cooler to keep her cool as ice; 95-105.

Ran AMD's back when they were 'Just another Math-Co maker'.. The older fellas will remember those.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 10:16 PM   #34
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CPU?

I use a PIII 500, P4 1.2Ghz, P4 3.0. linux works well on all.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 01:09 AM   #35
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How does the overclocking work for the AMD people who do that. Any stability issues when you do that? Also, water cooling... doesn't anyone think it's a little danerous to have water in your computer, I mean, really...
 
Old 01-21-2004, 07:09 AM   #36
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i overclocked mine by changing the settings in the BIOS for the bus and multiplier. There can be stability problems, but you need to find the sweet spot. With sufficient cooling you can overclock quite a bit. My 2500+ is recognized as a 3200+ as you can see from my screenshots link in my sig. I have total stability. Click on the 4th pic. Most water cooling setups are built well for this specific purpose and are quite safe. I have never used one myself though.

The 2500+ should be ran @ 11x166 to get a speed of 1.83ghz/333mhz FSB. I have it @ 11x195 for a speed of 2.1ghz/390mhz FSB. You get the most speed increase out of a higher FSB so thats what you want to concentrate on rather than clock speeds. Intel vs. AMD has proved time and time again that clock speeds aren't everything. An increase in the FSB lets you push more data at one time. Sort of like a pipe. A piece of 2" PVC wont move near as much water as a 4" piece.

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Old 01-21-2004, 08:18 AM   #37
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my 2200+ standard runs at 13.5/133. any idea how far i can clock it before it becomes unstable, or sdo you know a good site on overclocking.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:35 AM   #38
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There is really only one way to find that out, and that is to try it. Go up in small steps until you start seeing instability and then back it off. Make sure if you are overclocking the bus that everything attached to that bus (memory, possibly PCI and AGP on older mainboards) are doing ok as well. Last thing you want to do is overclock your hard drive controllers PCI clock and throw your HD timing off.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:36 PM   #39
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I would drop the multiplier a bit and start cranking up the FSB. Look for an option in your BIOS to lock the other busses to their proper speed. Most enthusiest mobos do this automatically but it's a good idea to check it out. You don't want your PCI, AGP or anything other than the FSB to increase. Its pretty easy to fry soundcards and the like. Keep an eye on your temps. You don't want to be over 50 degrees celcius at an idle. Less than 45 is ideal. It's ok for it to hit 60 or so at full load but the less the better. When you notice it get unstable (won't boot, crashes sporadically) then just back off a bit.

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/ is a good forum to learn from

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Old 01-21-2004, 07:40 PM   #40
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Temp is the thing that worries me the most, at idle it sits between 50 -60. Have changed the fan which drop it by 5. Unfortunately i don't have aircon in the room to keep it a bit cooler.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 09:12 PM   #41
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Well you are prob safe with those temps but I wouldn't overclock until you get some better cooling. More case fans, proper air flow and a serious HSF for your CPU. Quality HSF's can run upwards of $50. I paid around $20 for this Igloo setup I have and it's not all that great. Keeps my CPU cool at these speeds but I would really like to break 400mhz...
 
Old 01-21-2004, 09:41 PM   #42
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Probably do that in the future, have a few other urgents things to take care of first.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 12:07 AM   #43
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Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paper-clips."
nice and TRUE Red Hat 7.2 on P3 700MHz - 66MHz side bus in 64Meg RAM board of LIMITED hardware
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:15 AM   #44
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