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    I have an AMD Athlon 600 Mhz desktop. Can I upgrade the processor on this computer?

    I would assume the standard Athlon is just a 200 Mhz bus so I could not go up to the Plus (I believe is 266) but how fast a processor can I go?

    I should mention this is a Cumetrix system and they seem to be out of business as their websites are down.
    Last edited by Doggy; 06/14/2002 at 06:31 PM.
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    What kind of MoBo is it, and is it Slot 2 or Socket A?
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    I have no idea...I have no manuals for the motherboard.
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    Originally posted by maddog
    I have no idea...I have no manuals for the motherboard.
    It all depends on the motherboard. Crack open the case and take a look. Hopefully, it has the manufacturer printed - if not, do a google search on some of the promising numbers (those that don't look to be labeling anything). Once you know what motherboard it is, check out the specs.
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    You try looking at the BIOS. Some Mobo's allow selection of CPU and bus speed.
    And it also may be jumpers, in which case you would need the manuals.
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    if you can't find anything on the MB to identify the make and manufacturer, the BIOS info would be the next best bet on IDing the thing.

    http://www.wimsbios.com/ has info on how to ID a MB based on the BIOS. Go to the BIOS Numbers link and you'll find instructions there on what info you need. The page also has a table that will relate the numbers you find to particular BIOS manufacturers and the MBs the BIOS was made for. From there you should be able to find a website for the MB manufacturer and get specs on the board from them.
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    OK, I finally got around to looking at my computer and I have an :

    AMD Slot A AGP/PCI Motherboard QS754

    It has 128K built-in L1 Cache and 512K built-in L2 Cache.
    The Book states it supports Athlon processors up to 1Ghz, is there a difference between Athlon and Athlon Thunderbird? I see the processors are cheap, like $40.

    It also says it supports 200 Mhz FSB

    I currently have 128MB RAM and that is my first priority to move up to 256 MB since memory is so cheap. Any advice on where I could find a 1G processor that could fit my needs at a reasonable price?

    TIA
    Doggy
    Last edited by Doggy; 12/07/2002 at 01:03 PM.
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