Summary: I bought this in 2003 as my first AMD processor. In fact I think it was part of my first computer that I actually assembled myself. During those days my buds were really into LANs, and this thing kicked butt. Loaded WC3 and C&C Generals faster than anyone else, and a couple people had some pretty bangin' Intel chips. At any rate, I bought this thing in part to overclock. Reviews said it did extremely well (assuming it was unlocked), and I finally got the balls to do it.
the best processor for the 32 bit platform - beats intel hands down
17 March 2012
Summary: intel chips do nothing but create heat & swallow electricity. amd trumps intel in every way where it is crucial. this chip is the top of the heap for 32 bit computing - except no substitutes - or- false advertising from companies that have deep pockets & a bullying manufacturing to market monopoly. thumbs up all the way.
$500 for a used obsolete chip...your kidding right?
11 August 2007
Summary: Where do these guys come from? If someone on here is even remotely considering paying $513 + shipping for this chip, please don't! You can purchase the latest Motherboard/CPU combo AND RAM for less than that! I'm a huge fan of AMD and I've been using them exclusively for over 10 years, but I won't pay that much for the latest, greatest chip AMD offers, let alone one that is as old as the Athlon XP line. Let's not forget this is a used chip too!
Summary: I was an intel fan.. i had a 3.2 pentium 4 and heard for games that the amd would beat it... so i measured my comp video test and scored a 200 then switched the card out and got a 325... on the test this is a significant difference.. i went from playing doom 3 on mid quality and 800X600 and stayed about 34 FPS except on big scenes i went to about 25 then with the same video card and the processor changed i got 1280 by 1024 and max quality and the avg was still above 34!!
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ / 2.2 GHz: Very good for an older chip
5 June 2009
Summary: Yeah yeah, it's a 2.2 clock speed I know...but ignore that for a moment, as is becoming more and more obvious in today's world clock speed isn't the be all and end all of processing power. It's now possible to get 1.x Ghz chips that run circles around older 3.x ghz chips. I got this chip as part of a prebuilt Acer system several years ago now, when the system was actually new on the market, as part of a gaming rig, and I have to say that as someone who had previously...
Excerpt: "If you need a fast chip for day to day work and some low to medium level gaming this is the chip for you. It runs at a very low and stable temperature even under load, which will improve the stabilty of the chip. It also is very easy to install, including a installation guide. If you want a budget processor for gameing however this still is a good choice, it will smoothly run most games apart from the latest games such as DOOM 3 or F.E.A.R. But if ...
Pros: Cost effective, stable and easy installation
Cons: Will struggle on the very latest generation of games
Excerpt: "I got this processor as a gift and was very chuffed as its the fastest my motherboard can take being a socket A. The only thing I did have to do it upgrade my PC2100 Ram ro PC3200 Ram to take advantage of the faster FSB speed. But its now rapid. I cannot believe the difference moving from my 2400+ to this cpu. Flogged my old cpu and ram and got the quicker ram. So overall the upgrade did not cost very much. I did not want to buy a new motherboard ...
Pros: Rapid processor, can use in Socket A motherboard, FSB speed
Cons: Runs hot, need Ram upgrade to take advantage
Excerpt: "The AMD XP3200+ is currently AMDs only processor capable of running on 400Mhz FSB motherboards without the need for overclocking, the processor is a socket A and you will need a compatible motherboard . Processors running on higher FSB (front side bus) speeds tend to get a better response when processing information, this is a big plus to consider when looking to upgrade to a AMD XP3200+ processor for your computer system. On most of todays ...
Pros: A worthy cheaper rival to Pentium 4
Cons: The AMD heatsink and fan is not good enough, and hard to attach to the motherboard
Excerpt: "Having recently decided to purchase a server PC for my home network, I decided that rather than spending circa £50 on an average processor for the new PC, I would upgrade my Athlon XP 2800+ Barton CPU to a new 3200+ for only £50 extra (the 3200+ retails at around £100) I bought the OEM version of the processor, having already got the system in place with heatsink and fan. Having remembered how to take the heatsink off the old CPU (Involves using ...