Works well and keeps an old PC going a bit longer.
3 May 2011
Summary: This is the highest spec CPU that my old ECS K7VMM+ motherboard can take. Apart from the heat generated off this, its a good way of keeping an old PC going a bit longer. Do not confuse this with some of the other AMD XP 2600+ chips that may run on a different FSB and may not be compatible with the motherboard.
Summary: I am not a very experienced computer user, so a friend of mine set up my entire system. I cannot believe the speed of my machine. I have great video and dvd burning speeds, unlike the old IBM machine I was using before.
Summary: This is a very fast processor that sells at a bargain price. The only difficulty I had was with the installation, which had me nervous because this was my first athlon and I have heard people say that they are very tricky to install. Once I got through that, though, I was very impressed at it's performance.
Summary: The AMD AthlonXP 2600+ very easy to install, but I'm disappointed with locked 11.5× multiplier with PC2700 DDR SDRAM giving 1.91GHz instead of the expected 2.08GHz. I'm using an Epox EP-8K3A+ mo-bo. The CPU temp is steady between 42º-46° - about 4º less than my previous AthlonXP 1900+ - but the under-clocking may account for the slightly lower than expected temperatures. Photoshop7 and Illustrator10 seem to respond marginally more crisply.
Pros: Good value for money (£50 + VAT). Powerful. c/w AMD heatsink and good multi-lingual installation instructions.
Cons: Getting it out of the plastic box. Locked multiplier.