What is over all better the k6-2 550 or a k6-2+ at 450.Its on an Asus P5A-B (at motherboard)with a k6-2 300 currently. I told him to upgrade the motherboard and case but that will be out of his budget.I do plan to overclock the CPU to as close to 600 as i can get. I can get both for around $35.
Try and get a k62+ or a k63+ these processors have L1 and L2 cache on it. They will perform better than a k6 2 because k6 2 doesnt have any L2 cache and depends on the motherboard for L2 cache. If u intend to play games on this pc the best videocard you can get is a Geforce 2 pro.
I have heard various sites state that the K6-2 550 actually performs worse than the K6-2 500. I could be a flaw? Anyway, I'd go for the K6-2 500 or 550, your choice, set it to some unreasonably high voltage like 2.8v, and put on a decent Socket 462 (Athlon/Duron) cooler to keep it running. These coolers do fit.
In this case, you are wrong.
the K6 2 550 is pretty much at its limit.
the <b>K6 2 +</b>(note the PLUS) 450 will hit 600mhz 85-90% of the time.
I'll say again.
the K6 2 @ 550Mhz that he speaks of is .25 micron processor, the K6 2+ @ 450 is a .18 micron processor. the 550 is not likely to do 600mhz without massive voltage and cooling, the K6 2+ 450 almost always goes to at least 600.
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maybe not a large increase, but back when a 500 Mhz p3 cost double a k6-3 450, and a 500 was like the fastest available, then overclocking to 500 was a good overclock, specially on this cpu, obviously you wernt around in those days.
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