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Old 09-08-2005, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My older computer supports AMD Athlon 700-1.2GHz. There is a 900 CPU in there now.
What happens if I would put a 1.7 CPU in there ? Would the 1.7 fall back to 1.2 ?
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What socket are the two processors respectively?
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What socket are the two processors respectively?
I am tempted to say they are both Socket A, since the Slot A Athlon Thunderbirds only reached 950MHz.

I don't think that they will work to be honest, the early Athlon/Duron processors used SD RAM whereas the later ones used DDR RAM. The two can obviously not be used in the same board. I can't tell you for sure without seeing the exact specifications of the processors in question
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Yes, they are both Socket A
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Anybody ?????
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The 900 processor is a Thunderbird Socket A
The 1700+ is a AMD XP processor
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As I said, I don't know until I know which memory type your motherboard supports. If your Thunderbird has a 266MHz FSB speed, your motherboard will support DDR and you can use the 1700+. If not, you are stuck with SDRAM and cannot
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As I said, I don't know until I know which memory type your motherboard supports. If your Thunderbird has a 266MHz FSB speed, your motherboard will support DDR and you can use the 1700+. If not, you are stuck with SDRAM and cannot
The 900 Thunderbird has a 266 MHz FSB speed.

Would the difference between the 900 and the 1700 be extremely noticeable ???
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Yeah it would be pretty noticeable, it's a doubble speed increase.
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Yeah it would be pretty noticeable, it's a doubble speed increase.
Right, but my motherboard supports only till 1200 MHz.

Would the 1700 fall back to 1200 if I put it in my mobo?

How noticeable would it be if I replaced my 900 with a 1200 (that's the max my mobo supports) ?
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