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I know this is way off topic but...I really do need the

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My motherboard and Processor went out on me last week, so now Im computerless (Im on my aunts comp) Now I want to get a new Athlon XP, but when I look them up on the net they have something like AMD ATHLON XP 1600+/1.4 GHZ...I whats with the 1600 + stuff? does that mean you need dual processors? Im really confused. Any help would be very helpfull, lol. Thanks alot. Ty89m

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AMD decided to give their CPUs a 'rating' so they can be compared to a Pentium rather than show a straight speed because they claim their CPUs can do more 'work' per MHz than Pentiums.So an Athlon XP1600 is similar in performance to a Pentium running at 1600MHz but the Athlon only runs at 1400MHz hence the XP1600+/1.4GHz.The reason the clock speed is shown as well is so that 'Joe Public' doesn't ring up complaining that his Athlon is only running at 1.4GHz and not 1.6GHz.Hope that helps.

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Here's a quick breakdown.... AMD identifies the AMD Athlon XP processor using model numbers, as opposed to megahertz, such as the 2200+, 2100+, 2000+, 1900+, 1800+ and 1700+ versions. Model numbers are designed to communicate the relative application performance among the various AMD Athlon XP processors. AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ operates at a frequency of 1.8GHz.AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ operates at a frequency of 1.73GHz.AMD Athlon XP processor 2000+ operates at a frequency of 1.67GHz.AMD Athlon XP processor 1900+ operates at a frequency of 1.6GHz.AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ operates at a frequency of 1.53GHz.AMD Athlon XP processor 1700+ operates at a frequency of 1.47GHz. If the processor says "MP" then that CPU/processor can be used on a multiple processor system. [div align=center]http://members.cox.net/joshieca/fstimeslink.gif

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