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AMD Athlon XP 2800+ cpu


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Hello
At the moment I have a AMD Athlon XP 2800+ cpu.
1) What socket would my motherboard be?
2) What CPUs would be compatable?

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Your motherboard is Socket A / Socket 462. It is compatible with any Socket A / 462 processors. The highest you can go to is a 3200+ which despite being a jump in speed, wont be great.
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so basically i should jsut get another motherboard?
if i did upgrade the cpu, what differences would i see? would it run much better?
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Changing the motherboard will let you upgrade later on as new things come out. And as for performance you will see a jump in performance if you upgrade to a dual core processor or quad core.
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Changing the motherboard will let you upgrade later on as new things come out. And as for performance you will see a jump in performance if you upgrade to a dual core processor or quad core.


hi
can i get one of these for my motherboard at the moment? or will i need to upgrade motherboard?
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The fastest processor your motherboard can possibly take is a Socket A, Athlon XP 3200+. If you upgraded your motherboard you could upgrade much, much more but it's more difficult than you'd expect as a novice (if you are).
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i can do most basic things, im not a total novice haha.
but i dont really know too much about motherboards etc.
i couldnt configure the mothorboard though.

would it be worth me to get the fastest processor i could for my motherboard then?

i'm getting 2.08GHz out of my processor at the moment, if i upgraded to the 3200+ what speed would i get out of it?
or is there any otherway i can get more out of my processor without changing any parts?
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You won't notice much of a difference. You'll be better off putting the money towards changing the board, processor and memory, this way the performance boost will be far more noticeable.
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alright then, thanks for ur help guys!!!
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