Athlon XP 1800+ (1533 MHz)
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256 MB DDR PC2100 (266 MHz)
Digital 27 GB ATA66
50x, Philips 8x CDRW
board 3D Surround (AC97 Codec)
2000 Professional SP-2
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nVidia 28.32 drivers / VIA 4.38(2)v(a) 4-in-1 drivers
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3DMark 2000 v1.1, 3D Mark 2001
soldier on with the AthlonXP 1800+. Yes there are faster CPUs available from AMD
but they haven't cared to send us an update for our lab. Entering the configuratoin
is the X-Micro GeForce4 MX440 which was overclocked to 330 MHz core and 460 MHz
memory. At $149 this is quite a good performing video card.
again Bart from 1COOLPC has stepped in and
sent us an awesome heatsink to use for our testing. My first experience with the
ThermoEngine was unsatisfactory due to a slight crushing incident (!) but luckily
Bart is stocking copper shims for the Athlon XP and it appears that ThermoEngine
has made a slight change to the heatsink clipping mechanism. This heatsink is
smaller than the unit I used in the original SL75DRV review but is more than adequate
for the heat production of the AthlonXP.
Latest 4 in 1 drivers resolve some video install issues - and uninstall apparently.