Thread: AMD XP Processors ??????
August 20th, 2002, 11:18 PM #1
AMD XP Processors ??????
I've recently built a computer with the Chaintec 7AJA2E Mbd. and a Duron 1 Ghz CPU. With the dropping prices on the XP chips and since the board is supposed to handle up to a 1.4 Ghz Athlon( 200 mhz), what would happen if I installed the XP with the 266 mhz bus????? Would I notice a difference in speed?? Presently have 512 Mb 133 SD ram. $ 50.00 bucks seems awfully cheap if it would boost the performance of my system. Any and all advice gratiuosly accepted. TIA.
August 20th, 2002, 11:27 PM #2
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WOuld it even support the chipset?
I'd guess it woudln't work at all, since you're going to a different chipset altogether.Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
August 20th, 2002, 11:36 PM #3
Here's a link that shows the Chaintec 7AJA2E will support the XP if you have the updated bios.
The big difference is the size of the L2 cache. On the Duron it is 64k on the L2, but on the XP it is 256k.
Last edited by jerrygarcia; August 20th, 2002 at 11:38 PM.
August 20th, 2002, 11:36 PM #4
Using an XP on your current board is not a very good idea, IMO.
The 100MHz will take about 15%+ of your CPU power unless you OC the multiplier (which is a little complicated)..
But even if you used an XP at 100FSB, it will still be faster than your current Duron, just make sure you get the latest BIOS for your MoBo that supports XP till 2100+.
BTW, i recommend that you shell $53 for ECS K7S5A MoBo from newegg (shipped).. you will be able to use your current PC133 memory and you still have the chance to upgrade to DDR RAM later if you wish .. beside you will be able to use full CPU power with 133MHz FSB without OCing mess.
August 20th, 2002, 11:37 PM #5
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Ill guess at several possibilities.
1) It wont work due to improper voltages or failure to properly recognize the cpu.( I have no clue)
2)It will work but will only run as fast as the 200Mhz bus x the highest multiplier will allow.
3) The board has higher settings than 200Mhz which will allow you to overclock the xp cpu.
4) it will run as fast as the thunderbird but cooler plus better due to the improved SSE instruction set.
JP"Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
August 20th, 2002, 11:41 PM #6
I agree with KenKun on the K7S5A board, but then you also have to be careful about your power supply as these boards can be power finicky. I have 2 and have built 3 others, all with new Enlight 340w p/s and have had no problems.
August 20th, 2002, 11:42 PM #7
August 20th, 2002, 11:46 PM #8
Gotcha KenKun. That's the same link I posted. I just wish I had more knowledge like you have 'O Great One'. You have helped me out of many jams. Thanks!
August 21st, 2002, 10:29 PM #9
If it ain't broke !!!!
Thanks for the replies and the link. Since my system seems to run flawlessly and is pretty fast ( alot faster than my K-3-450) and it's only about a month old, I think I'll leave well enough alone. I've over-tweaked before and learned my lesson. Maybe next time around , as cheap as components are getting, I'll wait and see after the next round of CPU's come out. Thanks alot for all your input.
August 25th, 2002, 01:40 AM #10
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i suggest you don't get it. i don't know much about your motherboard, but i have an old ecs k7sem and there were many compatability issues while using a 1.4ghz T-bird. now i have a soyo dragon lite so it's ok.
August 25th, 2002, 01:44 AM #11prexaspesGuest
A 1 GHz Duron is fast. Almost fast enough...
Do ya crunch? Maybe you really do need that other mobo and processor...
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