I want to run 1Gb of memory, of higher spec than PC2100. Can I do that, or shoudl I upgrade meotherboard and or CPU?
You can, yes, but there's really no reason to go above PC2100 unless you have an Athlon XP. PC2100 is rated for 133MHz (266MHz effective) operation, which is just right for your Athlon's FSB (assuming it has a 133MHz FSB, but if it doesn't then your PC2100 is in fact overkill)QUOTE
Can I run an Athlon XP from the mother board I have at present?
I honestly can't know without knowing what motherboard you have. If it supports an Athlon 1.4, odds are it supports a Palomino-core Athlon XP, but you might also need to flash your BIOS to get an XP to work, and you can't really flash your BIOS without knowing what board you have.
You might be able to find out what kind of motherboard you have with CPU-Z
' ">http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php. Run CPU-Z, go to the "Mainboard" tab, and see what it says for "manufacturer" and "model" (and "chipset", if you want, but if the manufacturer and model are in there then there's no real need).
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