|03 March 2003||#1|
Need some advice on computer upgrade
I'm looking to do a cheap upgrade on my computer, as I can't afford a full overhaul yet, but am getting frustrated with the speed while playing games.
I currently have an AMD Duron 900 in a Gigabyte board (can't remember the model right now, sorry), with a Geforce2. Now, I'm wondering, what's the fastest CPU I can put in that board? Can I put, say, an Athlon 2400 in it? If not that, what about the Duron 1300?
Also, I'll probably upgrade my vid card to a Ti4200 or something, but obviously that'll just go into the AGP.
Thanks in advance for your advice,
|03 March 2003||#4|
IT and Networking Systems Administrator
Join Date: Dec 2002
the official ABit website states that the KT7A (based on the via kt133a chipset) will only support up to the athlon classic 1.4GHz CPUs using a 133MHz FSB:
the latest BIOS flashes make no mention of athlonXP CPU support either:
this board is getting on now in terms of it's CPU support as well as SDRAM only support. i'm not sure the upgrade to a duron 1300 would be a huge jump over your existing 900MHz duron.
my advice would probably be to sell what you can (CPU/motherboard/ram) and upgrade to something better, or finances permitting get a new setup and keep the old one as a dedicated rendering machine, file server, or something equally as handy.
|03 March 2003||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2002
Going to an athlon 1.4 would be equivilant to a 1.5/1.6 gigahertz duron.
You might need to buy new ram though, as the 1.4 requires 133 megahertz SDRAM.
If you end up having to buy new ram, as well as a new cpu, you might as well just buy a motherboard with DDR/Barton support, and get DDR instead.
|01 January 2006||#6|
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