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Topic Title: Upgading a PC with Mobile Athlon
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Created On: 04/21/2004 02:55 AM
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I have a PC, but with the situation I have, I think I am going to be wanting to upgrade using a laptop processor if I can (a Mobile Athlon XP).

I have an ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard with onboard LAN, sound, AGP, and so forth (the nForce chipset).

I updated my BIOS to the latest stable, and wanted to upgrade to a Thouroughbred Athlon XP 2600+ (266 MHz bus, 256 KB L2 cache). It is looking to me like these are disappearing from the market, and like I am not going to be able to find one that is not refurbished. I ordered one a few weeks ago, and the core had knicks in it-- I got the CPU to POST just fine and load Windows, but I want to number-crunch with it, and I got our friend Mr. BSOD whenever I would turn on a distributed computing project (which brings CPU usage to 100%).

So, not wanting to step down to an XP 2400+ Thouroughbred for my upgrade, I'm looking at Mobile Athlon XP 2600's now.

Do they only have to be compatible pinouts and bus speeds? Will a Mobile 2600+ work in my particular motherboard? (I don't mind if not all the Mobile features are available) Is there even a faster Mobile Athlon XP that still uses the 266 MHz bus?

Thank you all.
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