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#1 calirider

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:10 PM

I am looking in to getting a new processor but do not know much about that, on newegg it does not say socket A and that is what my processor specs say.

I listed the "Socket Types" as they are listed on newegg and my current processor below, what one do I want?

On NewEgg:
CPU Socket Type:
LGA 7750
LGA 13661
Socket 4782
Socket AM23
Socket AM2+4
Socket AM35

Processor I have now:
AMD Athlon(:thumbsup: XP 2800+ 2.08 GHz, Advanced 333 MHz front side bus, Socket A

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:28 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

If you have a socket A motherboard, you will probably be hard pressed today to find a new CPU without also acquiring a new motherboard. Manufacturers have developed many other different models since the day that socket As were readily available.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_A

Even if you found one, the value of putting a new one in today over the XP 2800 (I had that one also) would be marginal.

As an alternative, I suggest considering one of these relatively inexpensive motherboard/CPU combos: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/ca...417|&Sort=4

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

"AMD Athlon( XP 2800+ 2.08 GHz, Advanced 333 MHz front side bus, Socket A"

Socket A is "Socket 462"

Unfortunatly Newegg doesn't list any Socket 462 CPU's .

Socket 462 is getting a bit "long in the tooth" .
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:56 PM

OK, this is the first computer I started to mess with so I guess I wont be doing a CPU job on this one. I am just looking to learn about the insides of computers and am enjoying it.

Thanks for the quick reply

Edited by calirider, 14 March 2009 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 07:45 PM

thats how I learned, people kept giving me their old computers so I just tore them apart and rebuilt them till I figured out what did what and how it worked. if you really want to upgrade it try ebay, I find older parts off them, but just be warned most of the time theres no warranty and no returns if its DOA, even the sellers with good reviews can sell you a bad part and ur just out of luck. but you might get lucky to. :D

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:35 PM

I guess even if it does not work you still get the experience. I am hoping someone wants a computer soon and would trust me to build it. haha

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:13 PM

I would be warry of that till u at least figure out the basics. if your first real build is for someone else and something goes wrong all the sudden youve lost a friend and gained an enemy who wants his money back. . .

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:56 PM

I would be warry of that till u at least figure out the basics. if your first real build is for someone else and something goes wrong all the sudden youve lost a friend and gained an enemy who wants his money back. . .

Do it for a family member, they have to like you even if you mess up.

Nevertheless, learning more about the insides of the PC can be fun...or daunting depending on how you look at it.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:47 PM

Do it for a family member, they have to like you even if you mess up.

rotfl. yes that works very well lol. actually, my first real performance build I did was for myself. that way, If I fried something the only person I could be mad at was myself lol. I then moved on to my family and other people. :D

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