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possable CPU upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dirtfarmer, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2001
    i have 2 question


    (1) i like to update my CPU on MOBO, would like to know if i can, im useing a AMD duron 1000 MHZ, now, but it geting to slow for some thing. now, can i upgrade my socket A CPU, and if so how far can i go??????????????????
    (ok accord to gigabyte link on CPU Support List , my MOBO can got as high as a AMD AthlonXP 2600+(Thoroughbred,.13u),, ok but my question would it be a good idea to upgrade ( i never change a CPU before) and what does the 2600+ mean in cpu speed like GHz ?????????????????

    (2) what is the max memory DDR ram i can put on my gigabyte MOBO


    Maximum Memory Capacity: 3072MB
    Currently Installed Memory: 768 MB
    Available Memory Slots: 1
    Number of Banks: 3
    Dual Channel Support: No
    CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
    CPU Family: AMD Duron(tm) Model 7, Stepping 0
    CPU Speed: 1000 MHz
    on a
    gigabyte GA-7vtxh+ MOBO

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...herboard&ProductID=1313&ProductName=GA-7VTXH+ Specification

    Socket A for AMD Athlon™/Athlon™XP/Duron™ 200/266 MHz FSB processors
    Supports 500MHz ~ 2000+ CPU and faster
    FSB adjustable by BIOS up to 161MHz(no guarantee)
    Supports CPU multiplier 5.0/5.5/.../12.5
    CPU voltage overclockable by adding 5%, 10% CPU voltage
    VIA KT266A system controller north bridge
    VIA VT8233A V-Link south bridge
    Creative CT-5880 sound chip and AC97 Codec
    Realtek 8100 10/100Mb LAN chip
    Supports PC1600/DDR200 or PC2100/DDR266 DDR memory
    Supports up to 3GB DDR memory
    3 DIMMs of 184-pin DDR sockets

    CPU Support List

    AMD AthlonXP 2600+(Thoroughbred,.13u) 266 OK

    AMD AthlonXP 2400+(Thoroughbred,.13u) 266 OK
    AMD AthlonXP 2200+(Thoroughbred,.13u) 266 OK
    AMD AthlonXP 2100+(Thoroughbred,.13u) 266 OK

    Socket A for AMD Duron/Athlon processor
    VIA KT266A/8233A chipset
    Support DDR266 memory
    Creative CT5880 audio chip
    ATX form factor
  2. jackdw


    Jul 1, 2005
    (1) 2600+ means that the CPU will act at the speed of a 2.6ghz intel equivilent. The actualt clock speed will be probably 1100mhz.
    (2) Already answered your own question: "Maximum Memory Capacity: 3072MB "
  3. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2001
    i know i can use a AMD AthlonXP 2600 on my MOBO, but i wish to ask about FSB

    the athlon xp 2600 has 2 cpu, same name, but different FSB--- one has a speed of 266 MHz and the other has a speed of 333 MHz

    i have a feel it would be a bad idea to put a the higher one, on a MOBO that a Socket A for AMD Athlon™/Athlon™XP/Duron™ 200/266 MHz FSB processors
    all so have a feeling, they would not be backward compatible

    List of AMD Athlon XP microprocessors

    Model Number Frequency L2-Cache FSB 1 Multiplier Voltage TDP (Core) Release Date Part Number

    Athlon XP 2600+ 2133 MHz 256 KiB 266 MHz 16x 1.65 V 68.3 W (B) August 21, 2002 AXDA2600DKV3C
    Athlon XP 2600+ 2083 MHz 256 KiB 333 MHz 12.5x 1.65 V 68.3 W (B) August 21, 2002 AXDA2600DKV3D


  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You'd need to use a processor with a 266Mhz FSB on that motherboard, 333Mhz FSB processors would not not work or would run slower then their design speed.

    The maximum memory would be 3GB using 3 x 1GB sticks.
  5. Leec65


    Jan 11, 2007
    also on the ram just get pc2100 as it is 266 fsb and you would be wasting money geting pc2700 or faster
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