Recommend use more modern cpu, but if can't afford...
10 December 2013
Summary: I purchased this processor to replace my AMD Athlon XP 2000+. I did not know I was going to need to replace the mainboard later when I tried to update the bios and even though I got a success screen it stuck on a black screen on reboot, oh well. SOO, bought another Compaq board and put it all together, structure was such that finger holds on heatsink/fan had to be turned 90 degrees and for some reason the heatsink just will not seat properly no matter what I do, cpu temp...
Summary: Even though I bought it used, it seemd to be a very good Processor. I am very pleased with the way it works and that it upgraded my computer and added way more speed to it than it already had, i am very pleased with it's functionality and speed, I hope for a long time use with this Processor.
Summary: Good Processor. Working. Everything is OK. Good Processor. Working. Everything is OK. Good Processor. Working. Everything is OK. Good Processor. Working. Everything is OK. Good Processor. Working. Everything is OK. Good Processor. Working. Everything is OK.
Summary: purchased the chip for a MSI mother board that failed to function after the firt boot foune the A7V600-X mother board that Works Great with the 400 ddr memory and work great for single core CPU
Summary: The AMD 3000+ XP chip with a 400mhz bus is the best bang for your buck in this low $$ realm of upgrading old computers. While most boards that will take this also accept the faster 3200+. this one is available for much less.
Summary: I wanted my Shuttle XPC SN41G2 to have the fastest CPU possible. I had the Athlon XP 1900+ but I wanted more speed. I got this 3000+ 333MHz. Boy I love it. Everything is faster. UT2004 loads faster and plays smoother. UUENCODED files decode much faster. The boot up time is faster. I could have overclocked a slower processer but the Shuttle XPC is not a box for overclocking. So I went for the certified thing and I'm not sorry I did it.
Summary: I had to choose between this 333 MHz FSB or the 400 MHz FSB 3 GHz uP. Since I had 1.5 GB of PC2700 (333 MHz) memory, I went with the 333 Mhz FSB processor to keep the speeds similar (and hopefully avoid glitches). In any event, this is a great match-up. It works when overclocked somewhat to 350 MHz (leaving the memory still at 333 MHz) just to see if my Soyo motherboard would; though I will just run it at rated speed normally.
Pros: solid, reliable, stable, good performance for the cost.
Cons: none - use a good fan and a motherboard with a CPU chip temperature sensor that will cut power if the CPU overheats - there isn't much forgiveness with these Athalon XPs if/when the fan fails.