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Old 11-10-2007, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a ASUS A7N8X-X motherboard and i want to know how high i can go to upgrade my processor. The specs are these:
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AMD Athlon Processors
AMD Duron Processors
200/266/333/400 MHz System Data Bus

nVIDIA nForce2 400
nVIDIA nForce2 MCP

3 DDR DIMM; Up to 3GB
DDR 200/266/333/400 memory support
ECC DDR Ram Memory Support

Realtek ALC650 6CH w/ built in HP amplifier

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MCP integrated nVIDIA MAC + Realtek 8201BL PHY

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1 AGP 8X

Onboard I/O
1 Parallel port
1 RJ-45 connector
1 Audio I/O
1 PS/2 mouse, 1 PS/2 keyboard connector
4 rear USB 2.0

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2 UltraDMA 133/100/66/33

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2Mb flash ram
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ATX Form Factor
12" X 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.5cm)

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1 X Motherboard
1 X Manual
1 X UltraDMA 133 IDE and 1 X FDD cable
1 X Drivers CD
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends what you use the computer for, but upgrading would be a waste in my opinion.

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Old 11-10-2007, 04:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, yeah..... that's Socket A territory..... You should really looking into saving up for a new(er) system.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree. Save up some cash and make a new computer later.

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its not worth it to upgrade that processor, just go for a cheap socket AM2 motherboard and cpu. You could get a sempron and a decent mobo for like 70 bucks, and then some ddr2 ram for like 30.
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I agree that the upgrade isn't worth it. Socket A just doesn't cut it anymore, too obsolete. You probably couldn't too far past a 2200+ system anyways. AM2 is cheap as heck right now, too, and you can get a gig of ddr2 memory for only around $30. You could make a much wiser investment in a new system.

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