What is the fastest processor I can fit...

  Chris the Ancient 10:47 13 Dec 2006

on a Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-7VAXP 1.x motherboard?

I am currently running a 1.47 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP chip with 1Gb of memory and would, perhaps, like to run a little faster.

And, if I got a faster CPU, would it make that much difference? Would it be easy to change it?

Or shall I just hold fire a few more months and look for a 64-bit system and Windows Vista?

  chub_tor 11:16 13 Dec 2006

It's Socket A click here so options for getting faster Athlons are now severely limited. Personally - and I am in the same boat - I intend to hold on and go for dual core and Vista.

  Technotiger 11:26 13 Dec 2006

Hi, you could go faster by adding even more Memory - I have 2Gb, did make a difference.

  Chris the Ancient 11:32 13 Dec 2006


I was a little afraid of that!


I recently upgraded from 512Mb to 1Gb which did make some difference (I'm pleased to say). Perhaps I shall have to wait after Christmas and go for 2Gb. BTW, I have two sockets of 512M and one free. Would I be able to put a 1Gb in that socket without difficulties of different size modules?

  Mike D 12:45 13 Dec 2006

I've got the same motherboard with an Athlon 2700 (real speed 1.7???). System has had extra memory etc, but processor upgrade. I seem top remeber that the computer manufacturer (Campus, now defunct) said that this was the fastest offering that could be fitted, but Bios upgrades have probably changed this.


  CurlyWhirly 15:09 13 Dec 2006

I have the same motherboard and I think the fastest processor you can fit in a GA-7VAXP is an Athlon XP 3200+.

Getting hold of one will be difficult as they are discontinued now but perhaps you might get one on E-bay?

I currently have an Athlon XP 3000+ and it will do me until I upgrade to a 64 bit PC and Vista next year!

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