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N88TR

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#1 12 years ago

I have a Asus A7N8X-X motherboard, specifically, the Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe version. It says it is a Socket A type motherboard. So that means I can only upgrade my CPU if it is a Socket A type. Right? But the website says the mobotherboard accepts other CPU options like AMD Athlon™ XP/Athlon™ / Duron™ Thoroughbred/ Barton Core Support.

So, does that mean I can run AMD Athlon™ XP/Athlon™ / Duron™ Thoroughbred/ Barton Core CPUs? I get all those options, even if some of those CPUs, like the Athlon XP isn't Socket A? I was specifically thinking of the Athlon XP 3500+, which is actually Socket 939. Could I run a Athlon XP 3500+? Please help.

EDIT: The FX-57 is Athlon 64. Does that mean I could run that too?! AMD Athlon 64 FX57 San Diego 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADAFX57BNBOX

64 bit Support: Yes Cooling Device: Heatsink and Fan Hyper-Transport Support: Yes L1 Cache: 64KB+64KB L2 Cache: 1MB Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional Operating Frequency: 2.8GHz Process Type: 90 nm Series: Athlon 64 Voltage: 1.35-1.4V # Model #: ADAFX57BNBOX




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#2 12 years ago

You've got your Athlons confused: all AthlonXPs are socket A (sometimes referred to by pin count, socket 462). The 3500+ is an Athlon64, and they're all socket 939.

Physically, your motherboard will mount any socket A processor, which are all AthlonXPs. These are easily identified from above by their exposed core. The BIOS on your motherboard supports all [socket A] Athlon, AthlonXP, and Duron cores.




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#3 12 years ago
Captain AmerikaI have a Asus A7N8X-X motherboard, specifically, the Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe version.

Here are your choices based on your mobo model. http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=A7N8X-E%20Deluxe




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#4 12 years ago

Thanks, guys. But for Christmas I'm getting a new mobo [Asus AV8 Deluxe] and a new CPU [AMD Athlon FX-57], so no more cheap ass upgrades. It's big league upgrades this year.




Kozmo

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#5 12 years ago

wow. really shelling out the money for that processor.




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#6 12 years ago

The FX isn't worth it. Not even close. Buy a 4000+ and bump the clock a little. Or just leave it stock (which is functionally identical to an FX55) and give up the .5fps that it'll cost you. Not worth it at all.




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#7 12 years ago

True. I'm all for powerful processors, but an FX series is just a waste of money IMO. I'm building a new PC for Christmas with a 3700+ San Diego - half the price of an FX chip, and with similar performance.




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#8 12 years ago

Too late. Already ordered. I hope its compatible with my Asus AV8 Deluxe mobo. [Actually, I shoulda done more research on that!] It's an X-Mas present, so I'm not spending a dime. Lucky me.




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#9 12 years ago

i assume you mean an A8V-E Deluxe. link...... http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=143&model=376&modelmenu=1 interesting you went with a VIA chipset.




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#10 12 years ago

If your mind is set then fine, but you can still perhaps return it if you don't open the packaging or sell it unopened on eBay for something very close to the original price. I would use the money you save by getting a 4000+ on an SCSI hard drive or water cooling or something.