AMD Processors
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Maybe some help or advise.
Topic Summary:
Created On: 10/24/2003 11:08 PM
Status: Read Only
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 10/24/2003 11:08 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
bgs
Junior Member

Posts: 12
Joined: 10/24/2003

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...
 10/24/2003 11:18 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Cprossu
Member

Posts: 136
Joined: 10/22/2003

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
 10/24/2003 11:20 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Cprossu
Member

Posts: 136
Joined: 10/22/2003

btw they are $42 now

http://www.newegg.com/app/view...asp?...-104-159&depa=1' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/view...tion=19-104-159&depa=1


EDIT:

granted you have the newest bios installed i think you would get a better bang for your buck outa this:
http://www.newegg.com/app/view...asp?...-103-371&depa=1' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/view...tion=19-103-371&depa=1

-------------------------

-Folding@Home with 28 comps (20 are AMD) for Team FM
 10/25/2003 12:10 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
bgs
Junior Member

Posts: 12
Joined: 10/24/2003

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.
 10/25/2003 12:18 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Cprossu
Member

Posts: 136
Joined: 10/22/2003

ive double checked with ECS


that board even with the bios it has now, will support a 2100 tbred!!!!!!

K7SEM 1.0+B1 1.1e Palominio up to 2100+ TBred Up to 2200+


ENJOY!

-------------------------

-Folding@Home with 28 comps (20 are AMD) for Team FM
 10/25/2003 02:14 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
bgs
Junior Member

Posts: 12
Joined: 10/24/2003

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
 10/25/2003 02:25 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Cprossu
Member

Posts: 136
Joined: 10/22/2003

oh dont worry about it...this is my life, im a geek!

-------------------------

-Folding@Home with 28 comps (20 are AMD) for Team FM
Statistics
112018 users are registered to the AMD Processors forum.
There are currently 0 users logged in.

FuseTalk Hosting Executive Plan v3.2 - © 1999-2014 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.



Contact AMD Terms and Conditions ©2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Privacy Trademark information