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Help in changing my processor..

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#1 gemnard


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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:27 AM

I've got this old computer and I want to replace its processor for a new one that is compatible with the mobo
and much higher one..
I don't know if any processor will do or not..
That's why i decided to ask here..
here's the list of its specs..

Operating system
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3

AMD Athlon XP
Thoroughbred 0.13um Technology

Cores 1
Threads 1
Name AMD Athlon XP
Code Name Thoroughbred
Package Socket A (462)
Technology 0.13um
Specification AMD Athlon™ XP
Family 6
Extended Family 7
Model 8
Extended Model 8
Stepping 1
Revision B0
Instructions MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE
Bus Speed 100.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 200.1 MHz
L1 Data Cache Size 64 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 64 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 256 KBytes
Core 0
Core Speed 1350.3 MHz
Multiplier x 13.5
Bus Speed 100.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 200.1 MHz
Thread 1

512MB DDR @ 133MHz (2-5-3-7)

KM266APro-835 (Socket A)
Model KM266APro-835
Chipset Vendor VIA
Chipset Model KM400
Chipset Revision 00
Southbridge Vendor VIA
Southbridge Model VT8235
Southbridge Revision 00
Brand Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version 6.00 PG
Date 05/07/2004

Plug and Play Monitor @ 1024x768
64MB GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Undefined)

Hard Drives
39.1GB Seagate ST340015A (PATA) 29 C

Optical Drives

C-Media AC97 Audio Device

Thanks in advance...

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:55 PM

Anything with a socket A type processor, best bet is to try to find one on ebay as that technology hasnt been made in ages.



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Posted 02 January 2011 - 04:28 PM

The KT400/KM400 should run all of the Socket A CPUs. With a BIOS date that late you should be covered as far as CPU support.

The prime pick for CPUs in Socket A were the XP-M (mobile CPUs). Those were incredible overclockers, and even better, they were unlocked. If the mobiles are too rich the XP3200+ is the best performer. My last Socket A CPU was a 2400+ M that ran at 2.5GHZ+ in both a VIA board, and an NForce 2 board later on.

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#4 gemnard

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:49 AM

thanks for a fast reply...
This computer is with us since ages ago..
I just want it to run faster for my little brothers to play with and do their projects..
thanks again guys.

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