Summary: I got lucky i found this one still new in its retail package for under 20 bucks! I have it running stable in a nForce2 board at 200fsb X 11 multi for a 2.21ghz and it runs a nice cool 33c at idle & 39c under full load.
Summary: I'd say that this multiplier is 11x200 would make it run as an XP +3200 (2.2Ghz). If you were to run this multiplier 12.5x200 (2.5Ghz) you're going to need a strong motherboard that has great overclocking skills like the Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe.
Pros: Great overclocker!
Cons: Knocks the fun out if you don't overclock this!
Summary: This processor will easily overclock to 2.2Ghz on air with a small bump in the vcore. Mine came with unlocked multipliers. This was the cpu of choice in its time. However, this cpu is several years old and is starting to show its age.
Summary: I've had this cpu for a good long time and it has consistently been a solid performer. No it doesn't have HT technology but for over 2 years, this chip will still dog a P4 2.4Ghz that costs double the price. Definitely go with the OEM version and get a good HS.
Pros: Good speed for the money, not a single app you can't throw at it
Summary: I have done 3dmark 2005 against my cousin who is running a AMD 64 3000+ processor and has the same memory and video card as me. I have out scored him on 3dmark 2005 consistantly. Very reliable system when teamed up and carefull hardware planning. I have done the work now let me pass it on to you.
Pros: Very powerful CPU if careful planning of hardware is taken
Summary: This chip is great for thoes machines that need a low cost high preforming cpu. It can also be overclocked like no other. I curently have mine running at 2.5 ghz (3500+) where the chips come stock at 1.83 ghz (2500+) I Highly recomend this chip to anyone on a budget
Pros: Price, Overclockability, speed
Cons: this chip is usually locked from changing the multiplier
Summary: My Athlon XP 2500+ is factory locked :( , yet I manage to overclock it by simply increasing the FSB from 166 to 200 MHz on DFI NF2 Ultra B using stock HSF, with 2x256MB PC3200 DDR and GeForce FX 5200. So I run the 2500+ at 11x200 MHz (isn't it up to Athlon XP 3200+ ?
Pros: Low price, superb performance when overclocked