best motherboard for amd athlon xp 3200+ barton?

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joehandy

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what is the best motherboard for a amd athlon xp 3200+ barton processor? i've got a 2500+ on a asus A7N8X mb right now and i'm wanting to upgrade...any ideas? tia...
 
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I am running one in an asus A7N8X-E deluxe. No problems with it. The board you have now will run the 3200+ fine.
 

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are you sure? when it posts up when i turn it on it says 333fsb...the board isn't a -E or deluxe...
 
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My A7N8X-X which is a chopped version of what you have would run a 400 FSB. To change the bus speed you would have to go into the bios, choose advanced chipset options, CPU external clock, menu instead of auto, then choose 200. Hit f10 to save and exit and you will be running a 400 FSB. Mind that you will have to run your memory at the same speed. Since you are running 3200 memory I would just choose "by speed" until I had it booted for the first time.

Yes your board will do it.
 
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You cold also very likely run your 2500+ at 3200+ speeds by upping the FSB to 400 and set the multiplier at 11.

It is the same core and allot of people have done it.;)
 

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The A7N8X supports 400Mhz FSB CPU. You may need a BIOS update do to it though.

Also you would be wasting your money going from a 2500+ to a 3200+; the real life performance difference is barely there in most case and as mentioned most 2500's can be overclocked to 3200+ to give the same performance by simply changing the FSB to 200Mhz.
 
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