View Full Version : Barton?

05-12-03, 11:13 PM
I have a question about these "BARTON" chips i keep hearing about. Right now im between upgrading my mobo or my cpu. I currently have the asus a7v266 mobo with a 266 fsb. IM kinda wondering if it would be worth the money to dump 150 bucks into a xp2500 barton cpu with the 266 or if it would be better to jump into the 333 fsb first. How much of a performance am i missing with that extra fsb speed?

What o/c speeds would i be looking at with that barton? Kinda wondering if my mobo is obsolite or if it still has some life in it! What do you think would be the best boost for my money?



05-12-03, 11:14 PM
266 wont support barton

regardless upgrade your god daym 266 board :P


05-12-03, 11:18 PM
Yeah ive been thinking about that, might dump the money into the newer board while keeping the cpu, ram video card...then work on updating the other piece by piece...not to sure yet tho....

05-28-03, 07:58 PM
Barton 2500 ok, got one and made it a 2700 by just moving the multiplier, hope yours does same

Thor Walez
05-29-03, 02:48 AM
abit kd7 (kt400) or abit nf7 v2.0 (nforce2) and push it to 400 fsb!

board and cpu (barton 2500+ or tbred 2600+) ~175 EUROs


05-29-03, 08:39 AM
I bought an A7N8X Deluxe and a Barton 2500+ Retail for $175 shipped. Board is a refurb though but I saved a lot of money and didn't go broke.

Of course ordered it at Newegg.