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    Recommend M/B Heatsink for Ocing Athlon XP2500-M

    Hi everyone. In need of a bit more advice!

    I'm looking to purchase an Athlon XP2500-M and am considering an ASrock K7VT6 to pair with it.

    I also have a stick of 512 DDR400 Ram so my final requirement would be a decent heatsink for the CPU.

    I currently have a Jetway V333DA which supports upto an Athlon XP 2600+ (266fsb version). I expect this isn't going to be able to push the XP2500-M to it's full potential. Can anyone confirm whether the ASrock board works, or recommend a similarly cheap M/b to match up with.

    I'll also need a half decent heatsink + fan, preferably sub £12.50 with a decent retaining mechanism. So any recommendations would again be appreciated.
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    If your plan on overclocking stear well clear of ASrock, I got my Asus A7V880 from overclockers.co.uk for £40, which isn't too bad, and it allows you to change cpu multipliers, asyncronous clocking and all kinds of other goodies which would allow you to punsh that new Athlon XP-M

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    I assume you're buying from CPUCity if you're getting a Mobile Barton?

    For the heatsink, I recommend a Thermaltake Volcano 12 - not too noisy on lower settings and great cooling.

    I would recommend an NF7-S for the motherboard - it may be more expensive, but it is a great board and should let you get the most out of the Mobile Barton.
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    my nf7s has my barton at 2.6 ghz
    i could probably tweak it to get more but im too lazy tried 2.6 and it worked so just left it lol

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    Impressive weebroonieuk!

    Maybe it is worth the investment...

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    nf7s is good does anoyne know why it says cpu unkown when upping the cpu to 2.2gh in system properties im sue i read something about this but cant remember where

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpman
    nf7s is good does anoyne know why it says cpu unkown when upping the cpu to 2.2gh in system properties im sue i read something about this but cant remember where

    sorry i have watercooling aswell but u should see 2.5 with a good heatsink i was more pointing out what the board and chip are capable of i really recommend them :0

    who cares if its unknown aslong as its working

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    NF7-S - legendary board
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    pumpman, its because the motherboard doesn't recognise the combination of fsb/multiplier, eg. if you set your cpu to 200x11 it would spit back an athlon xp 3200+, but if you start going higher than that, the motherboard wont recognise the model name of the cpu and will just go by good ole Ghz and the processor family name (Athlon).

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    not always the case aidanjt

    the bios needs to be able to "read" the cpu's model number and match it with its pre defined names

    thats why when u put a mobile barton in instead of a normal barton it doesnt get recognised (because your putting a mobile chip in a desktop board which shouldnt see mobile chips )

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    oh and it gets fixed via a bios update like mine has

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    lucky you, mine doesn't even correctly ID my cpu at standard clock

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    If you want to buy a cheap motherboard that will you can overclock your Mobile Athlon on I would suggest the Shutte AN35/N Ultra nForce2 Ultra 400 that is if you can find it. That is the one that I currently have and it overclocks well, it should not be to expensive. I do not have a cheap recommendation for the fan / heatsink combination. If you want to do some good overclocking you need to get a good fan / heatsink plan and simple think about it. I have the Thermalright SI-97 . Look at the sig

    Hope this helps.

    Shuttle AN35N nforce2 Ultra 400, Mobile Athlon XP 2500+ @ 2.4Ghz, GEIL 512MB DDR400, Thermalright SI-97, ATI Radeon X700 Pro 256MB

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    lucky you, mine doesn't even correctly ID my cpu at standard clock

    see if a bios update sorted it , although who cares really aslong as it shows your booting with overclocked settings

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    Not sure about the HSF, I just have an old SLK800a and a generic 80mm fan. Definitely get the NF7-S, see the sig. not bothered messing with the timings etc, voltages but runs stable at 2.5ghz. Thats a XP-M 2500 btw. Got mine from cpu city when they first came out. Great place to get the best cpus - great sales service and support.

    Have fun OCing the beast!

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    Thanks for all the advice guys. Really appreciate it.

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