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Old 11-01-2005, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for a new CPU...


I'm looking to do a bit of upgrading, but I'm not actually sure if my motherboard can handle much more.

Here are some of my specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon XP, 1666 MHz (12.5 x 133) 2000+
VID CARD: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 (128 MB)

I'm looking to get a new processor and a new vid card. I have a video card lined up (a Radeon 9800), but I don't even know if my M/B can handle a new processor.

Would anyone be able to point me towards somewhere that I could find out the fastest possible processor for my current setup?

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Old 11-01-2005, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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okay, your XP is a socket A. this will do


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Old 11-01-2005, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Would the 2800 be significantly better than the 2000?

Also, will I need to make new allowances for cooling?
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