How ya all doing. I'm dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to PC's but I'm trying to pick it up. I have a Duron 1.2 CPU on a ECS K7SEM board. I'd kinda like to kick the processor up to a 1.6 or something like that. It's a Socket A with SIS 730s chipset. The board is rated at PC100/133 MHz hostbus/core speed and supports 64/256 KB OnChip cache. I'm running Windows XP Home. It's a SDRAM setup.
Can I use a Duron 1.6 processor in place of the 1.2 ? Newegg has em for 44.00 and I'd like to kick up the speed a bit. I have 2 case fans plus a CPU fan and the system runs at about 48*c. Any help or advice will be considered and respected,
I'm not sure I'm even on the right forum, so please bear with me...
just be aware the diferance between the durons as the 1.6 is what is called an applebred core, that is a tbred core with some of the cache disabled... if you are a real pro you can actuallly enable the cache again(there are some good online docs about it)
but be sure to have the newest ecs bios...what revision of PCB(motherboard) do you have?
-Folding@Home with 28 comps (20 are AMD) for Team FM
Thank you for getting back and the heads up on the price. As far as what revision of the board, I don't know. I do notice when it first boots. I get a 1.1 E. On the first pages of the board's manual it states it can support 100MHz AMD cpu's and the majority of AMD 133MHZ cpu's. I'm on a VERY tight budget so upgrading the board is not an option for me right now. I'm taking care of my last parent, and as I'm sure you know, expenses are just that, expensive. I'd try the CPU you posted a link to, but I'm right worried I might mess this cheap but working PC up. ECS isn't the best in tech support. And please remember my statement about rocks, etc, in my first post.
I'll try to get an answer from them on this board..Thanks again for the help.
Thank you for taking time to find this info out. I'm at the very edge of rookie on this stuff. I'll follow your suggestion regarding the the Athlon CPU you linked too. I didn't want for you to take your valuable time to investigate this, but it most welcomed..Best regards. bg