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Asus Socket "A" 462 trouble

By Havok
Mar 26, 2009
  1. I've been building up an older computer and it needs a new processor. The one it has is a AMD Duron 1.3 GHz that is placed in a socket "A" 462 processor slot. I recently added a new PSU so it should be fine for power, I just need a new processor. Would a AM2 processor slot be the same as a A slot? Or would I have to find just an A processor?
    The motherboard it is going into will be a Asus A7n266-vm. Its an older Mobo.
     
  2. menacer

    menacer TS Rookie

    Only a socket A processor will work in a socket A board. AM2 is completely incompatible.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    You'll need a Socket A processor. Fortunately though, there are ones that are MUCH faster than that Duron. Check out a Barton or Thorton Athlon XP.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon_xp
     
  4. Havok

    Havok TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Sounds good, I'll check them out.
     
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