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  1. #1
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    MY xp2700+ is really xp2800+ ?!?!

    I have an xp2700+ that has been working fine for a while now. I've tried raising the fsb to 200 successfully but I get better benchmark scores when it's at 166 -so that's what I stuck with. Well, I decided I'd just try to change the multiplier and leave the fsb alone and voila- now it scores 3000 points higher in 3dmark 2001 SE and almost doubles it's score in 3dmark 03 and there's a 5000 point increase in Aquamark!!!! Not to mention it runs between 3 and 5 degrees cooler according to bios and the probe. I was happy with my previous benchmark scores but I knew they could probably be a little higher with some tweaking but I never expected that much of a jump. I'm no expert- but would there really be that much of a difference between benchmark scores of a 2700+ vs. a 2800+ ? I could see a 1000-1300 points possibly but 3000? The only thing I can think is that it's really a 2800+ that was mis-packaged or something. I'm not going to take the waterblock off of it until I get another (faster ) processor or something so I can't tell ya the specific model and die #'s- but I went and grabbed the plastic housing that it came in and it definitely says xp2700 + .... What gives? Am I just lucky? Anyone else try upping the multiplier only on an xp2700+ and see if this is just coincidental? You'll know because you're temp will drop and you'll get better scores...??? I changed the multiplier from 13 to 12 or 12.5 (whichever makes the BIOS say it's a 2800+)...
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    it is coincidental. raising your speed will NEVER make the temp lower. There is another variable at play here, such as time of day, time under power, external temperature, better cooler contact, or something else.

    A 2800 is identical to a 2700 on the inside...more speed on the same core at the same voltage means more power and more heat, plain and simple.

    If your cpu says 2700 it is a 2700. It may work at 2800 speeds, in fact, many of them do.
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    I have one of the very first xp2700 333's and from the very first day I turned my mult. up a full point. I also cranked the fsb up alittle too. I think there is no difference in the chips other than packaging.

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    2700+ to 2800+ is hardly anything to get excited about.


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    Sorry if we are not up to your high standards of overclocking.

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    Sorry, it's just considering people go from 2500+ with 3200+ with STOCK cooling, how is 100+ PR exciting?


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    rcoe, khaltire,

    xp2700+ @ 14x177 = 2380MHz
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    Barton 2500+ AQXEA 03/30 @ 2398.3MHz (217 x 11) 1.775V

    Sounds like you guys are preaching the same religion in a different language
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    No, I know... I realize he knows how to overclock... It's just that a 2700+ @ 2800+ isn't really anything specacular.


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    I was not stating that this was something to brag about, merely that I think they are the same chips off the same line. Maybe just tested a little different to ensure higher performance.

    I also have run my 2700 much higher, I think I had it running pretty good around 185fsb. I just don't run it that high on a regular basis. I run this machine 24/7 doing folding so it is run pretty hard for weeks on end and I don't think the added heat and stress are needed.

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    Thanks for the reply's!
    No, I realize that it's not much of a step, but it's nice to know that someone who is about to buy a 2800+ might be able to settle for a 2700+ without concern. It was just a question...
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