Originally posted by: ttman
OK my PCB is rev 1.05. is the difference between the XP 2000+ and the Athlon 1.2ghz just speed?
depends somewhat on which 2000+ you are getting (see this) :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...MD_A...processors#fn_1
if the cpu is unllocked, you can get it to go faster (free upgrade) but with fsb limited to 133 by your motherboard, you won't get to go much faster using the multiplier alone
i have a thoroughbred 2200+ that does 2gig (default 1.8) at standard volts, 200X10, although default is 133X13.5; faster fsb (essentialy the ram speed) is more efficient, and your motherboard maxes out at 133 on the document pointed to in the early reply - you then need to consider faster ram and probably more of it
if you are new to this, it is easy to spend more time and mone than a simple upgrade to a newer platform, although socket a / 462 is still where i'm at /sleep.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="-_-" border="0" alt="sleep.gif" />
nonetheless, 2000+ is an improvement
a barton would do better (higher fsb usually, larger level 2 cache)
how much money do you want to spend ? where are you sourcing the cpu ? ebay is cheaper than boxed new, and forums like this (or look for overclocking in google) may be a great source of bargains
i recently purchased an asus a7n8x deluxe (the best socket a from asus) with a thoroughbred b (unlocked) 2400+ for $15 (!
- there are options like this if you know where to look; if you subscribe you can post a "wanted to by" after a while
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