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Ok here goes I have a chaintech mainboard 7AJA VIA KT133 ATX with a very slow 700mhz duron cpu according to the amd web site ( if I`ve got it right ) my mainboard should take a xp2000+ model 6
but not an xp 2000+ model 8my problem is nobody seems to differentiate which is a model 6 or 8 or even know what the difference is so what do I buy and what is the difference?
Model 6 cpu's are also known as Palomino and model 8's are also known as Thoroughbred. The main difference between them is the voltage that they operate at. The model 6 operates at 1.75v and the model 8 at 1.6v/1.65v. So if you want a new AMD cpu make sure it operates at 1.75v(Palomino). The AMD Ordering Part Number (OPN) for the cpu you need is AX2000DMT3C. Hope this helps.
Found one if you're interested click here
Hi tomcats. If your computer is VERY slow, I'm not sure that a new processor will make a dramatic difference. Changing from a 700M Duron to an XP2000+ will improve the speed noticeably, but it may not be as dramatic as you are hoping. The speed will still be limited by the motherboard chipset and the SDRAM memory. I am using a VIA KT133 chipset based motherboard with a 850M Duron and for most purposes I find it quite fast enough, so I wonder if something else is slowing your computer down such as, for example, too many background tasks.
Regarding the different variations on the Athlon, you may be interested in this pdf file from AMD that tells you what the part numbers represent click here
I HAVE ONLY JUST REALISED HOW MANY DIFFERENT VARIATIONS OF MAINBOARD THERE ARE MY BOX SAYS 7AJA NO MENTION OF A 7AJA2 OR ANY OTHER PERMUTATION DOES THIS ALTER EVERYTHING? (GROANS) SORRY EVERYONE WHAT ABOUT A NEW HEATSINK FOR THE NEW PROCESSOR? THE EXACT INFORMATION I HAVE IS AS FOLLOWS:
SUPPORTS AMD SOCKET A PROCESSORS
100MHZDDR TRANSFER ON K7CPU ADDRESS AND
HIGH EFFICENY SWITCHING POWER MODULES
PROVIDES 1.6 FOR Vcc AND UP TO 40A FOR
CHIPSET VIA APOLLO KT133 (VT8363/686A)
TWO CHIP AGPset
click here download and install Aida it may tell you. But is your ram pc100 or pc133? as this will affect what processor you use. As for the heatsink/fan if you buy a boxed AMD it contains these.
Like Gongoozler said, changing your CPU will make some difference but not alot, since you will have many other bottle necks, such as the RAM.
For a bit of a boost more ram may be a better option.
If you budget can cope, a few new bits would make a huge difference:
Nforce2 MOBO: (click here) £54
CPU. Athlon XP2500 (333FSB) (click here) £56.11
(if money is tight, a 2100 is £48)
512MB RAM (2 x Crucial 256 DDR333 PC2700) (click here) £54
Price for a 2.5, 512Ram, Nforce2 Mobo is : £164 including VAT.
If you want more space (and speed!) a new HD (Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 80gb 7200rpm) is £46 (click here)
For around £200 you have a wopping great new PC. Once extra cost would be a PSU or a new case? That just depends on how you want it to look, Cases with PSU range from £10 with a 350watt PSU, although your probably better off spending around £30.
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