A CPU Question

  Doyakkon 15:29 30 Apr 2005
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i currently have a AMD duron 1.30ghz on an Asus A7v8x-mx motherboard, but i do a lot of video editing and ive recently brought a new Digital capture card, which keeps crashin everytime i record because my 1.3 cpu's too slow.

so what i want to know is will a AMD 2400 sempron fit on my MB, and is it as easy as taking out the old CPU and Putting the new CPU in, will i have to start fiddling with bios settings etc? or is it just plug and go ??

  Joe R 15:35 30 Apr 2005

Doyakkon,

you should be able to run any socket A cpu on this board, and it should automatically recognise the cpu.

I would recommend however, you find out the multiplier and if needed, change this in the bios.

  Doyakkon 16:16 30 Apr 2005

sorry but whats the multiplier?

  Joe R 16:50 30 Apr 2005

Doyakkon,

sorry was offline for a while there.

The multiplier is a bios setting which dictates the speed of your processor. i.e. An athlon 2800 barton core runs at 2.08 Ghz, which is the front side bus of the cpu, (in this case 166), multiplied by 12.5, which should work out at 2.08

  woodchip 16:53 30 Apr 2005

this what you need click here

  goonerbill © ® 08:47 01 May 2005

heres the info you need from asus's website click here and yes you can fit sempron 2400 if your bios is the correct version.

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