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  1. number

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    Hi,

    I want to upgrade the processor of my PC.
    My current processor is an AMD Athlon XP, 1466 MHz (11 x 133) 1700+ motherboard: Asus A7V8X

    I know that my motherboard will support any and all AMD XP processors so I wanted to go for the AMD XP3200+ , what do you guys think?

    The XP3200+ that runs on the 400Mhz FSB and has 512KB of L2 Cache should give me a very significant upgrade in speed.
    Would I need PC3200 RAM (400Mhz) to go with that CPU?
    How can I know if my actual ram slot are 400Mhz or less?

    How much and in what way I would see the increase of performances of my PC?
    thank you
     
  2. lemondrop

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    Everything that I am reading says this mobo does not have a 400MHz FSB. It maxes out at 333. Fastest CPU you can get in this would be the XP 3000+. That is of course if I am reading correctly....

    BTW: This thread really belongs in hardware.
     
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    thank you, so how can I make sure about it?
     
  4. lemondrop

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    According to Asus technical specs the board doesn't list 333 FSB being supported. However, a ton of sites say otherwise. Might be a good idea to get a hold of Asus to be 100% sure.
     
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    well, regarding my ASUS A7V8X motherboard in www.kingston.com I found the following:

    This system only supports two ranks of DDR400 memory, and four ranks of DDR333 memory. When ranks are filled to capacity, the 3rd socket is disabled.

    Maximum Memory: 1GB using DDR400
    2GB using DDR333
    3GB using DDR266

    Expansion: 3 Sockets
    CPU & ChipSet: AMD Athlon XP VIA Apollo KT400 (VT8377)
    AMD Duron VIA Apollo KT400 (VT8377)
    Bus Architecture: PCI

    So, it actually says that 333 are supported. My point is: how can I be 100% sure that it would support a XP 3000+ procesor?
    Is there a sort of on line helper for the right processor?

    I was browsing some online shops and I found the following:

    -Amd - Athlon 64 3000+fsb 800mhz socket 754/box € 190,80
    -Amd - Athlon xp 3000+ - 2.1 ghz, cache l2 512 kb socket a € 134,00
    -AMD ATHLON-64-3000+ € 205,00

    I know I have a socket A. So, if I want the AMD ATHLON xp 3000+ I have to take the one with socket A, right? is there a difference between the second and the third processor I am quoting?
    Shall I get the one of the picture I'm attaching?
    thanks
     

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  6. lemondrop

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    I would get a hold of Asus. They usually have a list of supported processors (tested), but lo' and behold that page is unavailable.

    Yes, you want socket A. Out of the three CPU's you have listed only the second one will work. Your board definitely will not support the 64 bit CPU. This one should be okay. But again, just to be 100% sure, contact Asus.

    Nope, that's a 64 bit CPU.
     
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