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    Anyone know the best spec 'socket A' processor you can get and where, other than ebay that it is now possible to get one from? cheers

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    Think the fastest socket A was a 3200+ but they were notoriously flaky (both 2200MHz/400MHzFSB and 2333MHz/333MHz models were released but the former was very scarce). Anything 'Barton' (2500+,333MHz) were probably the best but you need a motherboard that supports the (333mhz/400mhz) FSBusses.

    In this day and age (with DDR2 prices so low against DDR 1 and dual-core chips so cheap) its better to try a get a budget AM2 motherboard and low-end dual-core CPU.

    I doubt any shops still sell them now, they are really going back a few years, either ebay or posting in a forum is probably your best bet.

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    Saddy matey, you should have asked this question a couple of hours back matey ... I am about to leave nwo :-(

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    cheers. Im eventually going to do that when I have a bit of cash lol

    EDIT: the only problem with that is I have a high spec agp graphics card that i wish to keep and most of those m/b's i look at are only pci

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    think my current one is meant to be a 2.4Ghz but is only running at 2

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    think that is due to the bus tho

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    I will answer your question on Monday ... till then mediate ... and dont drink too much ... remember the liscence incident

    Nope, none of them ever reached 2.4GHz - you're confusing the product number with the clock speed. The correct clock speed for an Athlon XP 2400+ is 2GHz, and to be honest, its not worth upgrading from that to another socket A processor. See ]this very boring table here

    New motherboard + 2GB ram + dual-core CPU + very good mid-range graphics card is well under £150, get saving

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    Nope, none of them ever reached 2.4GHz - you're confusing the product … Nope, none of them ever reached 2.4GHz - you're confusing the product number with the clock speed. The correct clock speed for an Athlon XP 2400+ is 2GHz, and to be honest, its not worth upgrading from that to another socket A processor. See ]this very boring table here New motherboard + 2GB ram + dual-core CPU + very good mid-range graphics card is well under £150, get saving



    oh yeah. so I am :oops: cheers for that :-D rep to u

    How do Multi-socket A perform?

    I have an Asus A7m266 board with 2x1900+ Athlons

    and a MSI K7N2 Delta with a 2600+ Athlon(Barton)

    which would perform best ?

    Meangreenie;2955532

    How do Multi-socket A perform?I have an Asus A7m266 board with 2x1900+ … How do Multi-socket A perform?I have an Asus A7m266 board with 2x1900+ Athlonsand a MSI K7N2 Delta with a 2600+ Athlon(Barton)which would perform best ?



    For single-thread things the 2600+ would perform best, for multithreaded things the 2x1900s would, I would certainly prefer working on the dual-core machine but it is getting pretty long in the tooth now (certainly wouldn't be very power efficient compared to modern low-power dual-core cpus!)

    Ah thx.

    Anyone want to buy it ?
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