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#1 kev25v6

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 11:34 AM

Im looking to upgrade my processor for a better one if possible. Can someone tell me which i could have? Here are my system details:

AMD Duron 1.3ghz processor.
Micro star international KM4m-V motherboard.
1024 mb RAM.
Windows XP 2 Pro.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 02:37 PM

For one thing you'll have to stick with AMD processors. The motherboard is the only real important thing to look at, and the kind of processor you have now, all that matters is the socket type of your mobo. I can't find that motherboard type ANYWHERE, but your processor is a socket A. So you need to shop around for another socket A processor, here is a place to start, it doesn't look like you'll be getting much of an upgrade though :thumbsup:. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....SubCategory=343
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Posted 13 October 2006 - 03:06 AM

This is a link to what i have http://msicomputer.co.uk/products.aspx?product_id=703557 Which processor would be best to choose, im looking for about a 2.6ghz one if possible.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 04:05 AM

From what I can see, you can't go any faster than 1.8 unless you get a new motherboard. If you do, then your options change considerably.
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Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:36 AM

Could i fit this: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/in...oduct_uid=94639
The msi website for the motherboard says its sempron supported and can use some athalon processers too.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:04 AM

Here is a link for the motherboard you posted:

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec....-V&class=mb

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• Supports Socket A for AMD® Athlon™/Athlon™ XP/Duron™ Processor
• Supports up to Athlon XP 3000+ processor.

If you want to change the MB it is a MicroATX Form Factor

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:28 AM

What does the socket bit mean? Im guessing the upto 3000 means the number after the name, such as AMD Duron 3200 etc. Ive found this one thats only at 3000 but the socket is 754, http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/94647/rb/22399206222 Does this mean it wont fit? The other ive found is this one http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/in...oduct_uid=55333
it seems more like the right one with the socket but would the 1.8ghz be much quicker than my 1.3ghz i have now?

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:33 AM

Yes, that does mean it won't fit. You need a Socket A compatible chip, nothing else will go into that socket. You probably would be better off getting a new motherboard, it's kind of a pain in the ass, and you might need some new RAM too, but down the road it'll be really worth the trouble.
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Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:41 AM

The motherboard has just been fitted 2 days ago and ive got 1024 of ram. Does the bottom link sound like the right one for this motherboard? Its got a lot of good reviews on ebuyer.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:04 PM

That's kind of a puny chip, but it is the right socket (A)
I guess socket A processors are in kind of short supply as they are obsolete.

If you can find one, these would give you much more performance:
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/Produc...5E11672,00.html




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