I want to upgrade to a more powerful cpu and add more ram ... current spec: AMD Athlon(tm)XP 1800+ with 512MB DDR ram ...socket A main board, K7s5A. Could someone please advise the fastest CPU and the correct ram to get?? .. in the bios the cpu speed is shown as 133/133mhz, cpu frequency 133mhz and dram frequency as 133mhz.does this mean I must get PC133ram or what??
I've found that my m/board is made by ECS but when I follow instructions on the above link it doesn't give me a list to choose from .. I've tried this for other m/boards also! I've tried analysing my system using Aida32 and it reports my 'real clock' as 133mhzDDR but doesn't say whether I need pc2100,2700 etc
hi Steve M,take your side off your compo & remove a stick of memory,it will tell u what it is on the side..sorry i cant help with the mobo & cpu.ive just built a new one at chrimbo=running athlon xp2600 with 1 gig of pc3200 ddr400.it works really well.if your board will take it i would advise it to anyone.
I had a similiar P/C spec to you and have just upgraded to an AMD XP 2600. To be honest there isn't really that much difference in the P/C performance and on reflection it wasn't really worth bothering.
Hi Mate, you will have pc 2100 as your board does not support pc 2700, follow this link which will advise on what processors/ Ram you can have, My personal suggestion is that you also upgrade your mainboard if you are going to the expense, and you will be able to buy quicker DDR ram at roughly the same price. click here