Advice on processor upgrade please

  Never again 12:18 08 Mar 05
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my friend has an athlon xp 1800+ processor in his aging pc and wants to upgrade it.

i have printed a compatibility list from the manufacturers website for his motherboard, an asus a7v333, but I am confused by the range of choice.

Can a palamino chip exist in the same motherboard as a thoroughbred, and vice versa.

i am not sure what chip is in there at the moment but the list I have lists model numbers as well, ie models 6,8 and 10.

Any advice would be appreciated.

  Totally-braindead 12:49 08 Mar 05

click here this may help a bit at least as regards the processors you can get. And heres the processors this board can support click here pay particular attention to the BIOS you need in order to support the processor as you may need to flash the BIOS.

  Diodorus Siculus 12:49 08 Mar 05

My view on this is that there is unlikely to be any great improvement seen from a processor upgrade into the same motherboard. I am not certain what is the max the board will take, but suggest that more memory will be the first route to take.

A second option would be a new motherboard and processor - probably another £70 or so on top of the price of a new processor but will make a significant difference.

  Never again 13:00 08 Mar 05

belarc advisor tells me that the bios is currently version 1005. I've heard that flashing the bios can be a bit risky.

Also he intends to increase his ram from 256mb and add a further 512mb, probably bought from crucial.

The processor list is very interesting and I have another list here click here

Are all of these processors compatible.

  Totally-braindead 13:08 08 Mar 05

The processors this board will support are the following:
Athlon 700 1.01 ALL
Athlon 750 1.01 ALL
Athlon 800 1.01 ALL
Athlon 850 1.01 ALL
Athlon 900 1.01 ALL
Athlon 950 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1000 (200 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1000 (266 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1100 (200 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1133 (266 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1200 (200 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1200 (266 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1300 (200 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1333 (266 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1400 (200 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon 1400 (266 MHz FSB) 1.01 ALL
Athlon XP 1500+(Model 6)(Palomino) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 1600+(Model 6)(Palomino) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 1700+(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 1700+(Model 6)(Palomino) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 1800+(Model 6)(Palomino) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 1800+(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 1900+(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 1900+(Model 6)(Palomino) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 2000+(Model 6)(Palomino) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 2000+(Model 10)(Thorton) 2.00 1017
Athlon XP 2000+(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 2100+(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 2100+(Model 6)(Palomino) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 2200+(Model 10)(Thorton) 2.00 1017
Athlon XP 2200+(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 1.01 1006
Athlon XP 2400+(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 1.01 1012
Athlon XP 2400+(Model 10)(Thorton) 2.00 1017
Athlon XP 2500+(333 MHZ FSB)(Model 10)(Barton) 2.00 1016
Athlon XP 2600+(333 MHz FSB)(Model 10)(Barton) 2.00 1017
Athlon XP 2600+(333FSB)(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 2.00 1015
Athlon XP 2600+(266FSB)(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 1.01 1012
Athlon XP 2700+(333FSB)(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 2.00 1013
Athlon XP 2800+(333FSB)(Model 8)(Thoroughbred) 2.00 1013
Athlon XP 2800+(333 MHZ FSB)(Model 10)(Barton) 2.00 1016
Athlon XP 3000+(333 MHZ FSB)(Model 10)(Barton) 2.00 1016
Duron 600 (Model 3) 1.01 ALL
Duron 650 (Model 3) 1.01 ALL
Duron 700 (Model 3) 1.01 ALL
Duron 750 (Model 3) 1.01 ALL
Duron 800 (Model 3) 1.01 ALL
Duron 850 (Model 3) 1.01 ALL
Duron 900 (Model 3) 1.01 ALL
Duron 900 (Model 7)(Morgan) 1.01 ALL
Duron 950 (Model 7)(Morgan) 1.01 ALL
Duron 950 (Model 3) 1.01 ALL
Duron 1000 (Model 7)(Morgan) 1.01 ALL
Duron 1100 (Model 7)(Morgan) 1.01 ALL
Duron 1200 (Model 7)(Morgan) 1.01 ALL
Duron 1300 (Model 7)(Morgan) 1.01 ALL
Duron 1400 (Model 8)(Applebred) 1.01 1017
Duron 1600 (Model 8)(Applebred) 1.01 1017
Duron 1800 (Model 8)(Applebred) 1.01 1017
The last number is the BIOS number

  Totally-braindead 13:10 08 Mar 05

Sorry didn't copy too well, the link I tried to give you just sends you to the main page you still have to select the motherboard.

  Never again 13:24 08 Mar 05

I was just amazed at the range of compatible processors.

I am assuming that the motherboard will regulate the voltage.

Also We don't want the latest, but a bit of a bargain to increase performance so that it is noticed - what is a better processor a Thoroughbred, a thornton, a barton or a palamino

  dan11 14:29 08 Mar 05

Barton 2500+

That and 768Mb of ram. it will fly.;-)

What happened to you not opening a case again.:-)))


Video on how to change an AMD cpu. click here^6678,00.html
Undock the player and expand to full screen. It may be of some help.

  dan11 14:33 08 Mar 05

Video link click here

  Never again 14:38 08 Mar 05

I can't resist it and people keep offering me beer.

Thanks for the advice, I'm sure that it won't be the last time.

Have you any ideas where I can get this processor and at what price, or should I just stick to ebay.

  dan11 14:51 08 Mar 05

2500+ @ £58.00
click here

2600+ @ £52.67
click here

it will need a new HS+F click here

Advice, turn in to a tea totaller. lol

good luck M8

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