upgrade cpu and motherboard

  rstaxis 21:16 26 Apr 2005

i have an amd athlon xp 1600+ which i think is a bit slow nowadays how difficult is it to upgrade the system and what would be a reasonable upgrade.i am no expert but have the basics how difficult is it or would it be better left to an expert.


  goonerbill © ® 21:59 26 Apr 2005

if you post back with make of mobo, you may be to just upgrade the CPU.

  askgreg 23:42 26 Apr 2005

I had an Athlone 1500 and recently decided to install a Sempron 2600 in the same motherboard,with no problems.I just fitted it and away it went, and there was a noticeable difference in performance.If you are a games player then one of the newer Athlone 64's would be more appropriate and that of course would mean another motherboard.

  goonerbill © ® 09:32 27 Apr 2005

sent to me via email

(Hi There Motherboard is a Biostar KM266-8233a stevie)

after looking, i believe your mobo to be this click here the max CPU you will be able to upgrade to is athlon 2600+ (133)266mhz fsb. use this program to check click here download the home addition.

  TomJerry 10:17 27 Apr 2005

if goonerbill © ® is right because it is not easy to find any fast AMD CPU which run 266 MHZ FSB

watford click here and Novatech click here sell reasonablly priced CPU+Board+RAM bundle

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