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Old 01-18-2005, 05:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ive got an asus A7N8X deluxe with an athlon 2800+, im thinking of getting a better cpu, just wondered how i can find out what cpu's the mobo will accept

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Well it'll show you in the mobo's manual and you could also look at or any other website that lists the specs on that board.

The furthest it'll go though is to a 3200+XP chip

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Considering that's a waste of money, you may want to look into saving your cash and upgrading to a 64b chip.
You could overclock your 2800 to speeds of a 3200 chip, there's really no point in wasting your money, for such a small increase in speed.

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Old 01-19-2005, 04:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok, i will look at a 64b chip
and thanks for the advice
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If you have no further use for the chip, Overclock it and see how far you get, like said above, you could probably reach 3200+.
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think You can even hit more than 2.4 with a 2800+. I hit my 2500+ to 2.413 ghz. Your 2800+ should hit more than that.
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Gigabyte GA7N400-L mobo
Nforce2 Ultra 400+MCP Chipset
500 Watt Max Power Supply
Athlon xp 2500+ Barton Core
(O.C. @ 2.413ghz)With Stock Fan
Kingston 512Mb DDR PC 3200 Ram
Infineon 512Mb DDR PC 2700 Ram
Running at DDR 400
Sapphire Radeon 9600xt 256mb DDR
(O.C. @ 600Mhz Core/700Mhz Clock)
LiteOn 8x +/- DVDRW Burner
Samsung 16x Max DVD-ROM
Maxtor 40+15 Gb 7200 RPM HDD
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Windows xp Pro/Longhorn Mod
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