What things do I need to consider when installing a new processor ?? I have checked that the motherboard can take the new processor (removing an Athlon XP1700 and replacing it with a XP2200) but is there anything else (such as cooling fan ?) that I need to do.
if you change the processor(such as cooling fan)is concerned,make sure what you buy fits properly.
Though i run a XP2200=1800+mhz your XP1700 which runs at default speeds of 1466MHz/133FSB/ with dual channel memory at DDR266 can also be overclocked to a safe stable limit. Depending on the motherboard and that your XP1700 has the JIUHB code.Note,if the rectangular core and sticker underneath is there, it is your guarantee that the processor's a Thoroughbred (0.13u) XP.
Then It is very much capabile at running at a higher multiplier of 14x giving a running speed of 1869MHz (14 x 133.5FSB), all at 1.5v VCore.= to the XP2200. It can also be pushed on default voltage to a 650MHz overclock,= to a XP2400.
Would you think of a bit higher processor if your board is up to it? :)