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Created On: 12/04/2003 08:40 AM
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 12/04/2003 08:40 AM
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payty
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I have an athlon 750 - Slot 1 version with a chaintech via kx133 mainboard.

I wanted to upgrade the processor to a higher speed but I saw on the net(www.tomshardware.com) that the kx133 cipset does not handle very well speeds greater than 800(or 850 - I do not remember).- so the system becomes unstable.

I opened the case from the processor and saw that it was actually the newer T-Bird version because it does not have the cache chips on the PCB.

So, could anyone tell me if the rumors are true about the instability of the system at higher speeds than 800?? (due to the kx133)
 12/04/2003 09:19 AM
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What model is your mobo? It should be able to run whatever CPU Chaintech specified as the fastest one supported on your mobo.
I think these issues were mobo-related rather than being a chipset problem...not sure, tho.

One question you might want to ask yourself is whether it's worth upgrading to a faster CPU on this mobo, since the fastest Slot A CPU that exists would be a 1GHz Athlon T-Bird which isn't so much faster than your current 750MHz T-Bird.
IMHO an upgrade wouldn't be worth it from a price/performance point of view - unless you can get a 1GHz Slot A T-Bird for very little $$ or for free

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