Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron???

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jerry, Mar 11, 2006.

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    Jerry Guest

    Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron???

    Is an Athlon XP the exact same chip as an Athlon? If there is/are any
    differences what might they be?
    I bought a used ASUS A7V333 motherboard and the box says that it supports
    Athlon/Athlon XP. This leads me to believe that there are some
    Can anybody tell me what is the fastest processor that this board will
    support? It previously had an Athlon or Athlon XP 1700 CPU installed; the
    seller didn't remember which and why would I want a Athlon XP over an
    Athlon or vice versa?
    And what about Duron? The users manual says that it will also support
    Duron. What is a Duron?
    I have been an Intel user for the last 15 years or so. My last AMD CPU
    was a 40Mhz. They didn't even have Athlons or Durons back then so I'm
    completely in the dark. Please enlighten me.
    Any/all accurate information will be appreciated.
    Jerry, Mar 11, 2006
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    John Guest

    Athlon XP3000+ (333mhz fsb)
    with bios ver 1017
    John, Mar 11, 2006
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    Tony Guest

    But save your money if you can get a XP2000 as the performance difference
    isn't that great (I upgraded from a XP2000 to XP3000 and noticed hardly ant
    difference). The biggest performance leap is with the XP3200. You may also
    be able to use a Sempron which replaces some of the slower Athlons if you
    have a version 2.0 or above board.

    Board versions of 2.0 and above will support XP3000 because they are 333FSB
    capable. Lower versions can only support up to XP2600 (266FSB) even with
    BIOS upgrade although you can use a higher speed processor but it will just
    run at the slower speed.
    Tony, Mar 11, 2006
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    Jerry Guest

    Jerry, Mar 11, 2006
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    Box134, Mar 13, 2006
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