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processor upgrade?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by david3483, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. david3483

    david3483 Member

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    Hi my computer is about 6 years old now.

    I have an ASUS A7A266-E Socket A Motherboard ALiMaGiK 1 Chipset.

    It has an AMD Athlon XP1800+ processor. Can i just lug in any socket A processor such as the Athlon XP3200+ and have it work straight away???

    Cheers,

    David McKechan
     
  2. ashtonjay

    ashtonjay Guest

    you need to check which cpu your mobo will support
    to be honest if your pc is 6 years old it wont be worth upgrading,i sold a pc that cost me a grand 4 years ago for £75 last week

    id start from new and maybe keep your hardrive & dvd rom to save you a few quid
     
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    david3483 Member

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    yeah was thinking that. Looks like the fastest chip I could get wouldn't be that much faster.

    Thanks for your input.
     
  4. marsey99

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    i think that you might need to update your bios to fit the xp3200. it would give you a noticable boost but it wont break any benchmark records.

    the thing is you might be wasting money on it, if you still want more performance in another 4-6 weeks time, and you then end up buying a new setup anything you spend on this will be wasted.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    the fastest cpu that board can handle is an Athlon XP 2600+(266FSB)(Model 8)(Thoroughbred)
     
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