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BEST Processor?

By riekmatek
Aug 3, 2005
  1. Heeelp!!

    I cracked my AMD 1.3GHz Duron processor trying to change a cooling fan which was noisy for a quieter one-now my PC simply won't power on. Could that be the reason for it not functioning? What's the most powerful AMD processor I could stick onto my ITE IT8705F Motherboard?
     
  2. geronimo

    geronimo TS Rookie

    :cool: What socket is your MoBo?
     
  3. riekmatek

    riekmatek TS Rookie Topic Starter

    socket A- I think IT8705f might be the chipset-where the heck is the MoBo Type...
     
  4. geronimo

    geronimo TS Rookie

    Motherboard type is a socket "A". For that vintage of "MoBo", you're looking at an AMD 760, if you can find one.
     
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you'd be best off replacing the cpu, motherboard, and ram. said operation should cost you about $200 USD and deliver huge performance increases.
     
  6. geronimo

    geronimo TS Rookie

    I made a mistake!

    :blush: The AMD processor that you want is an AMD Athlon™ XP 3200. Check PriceGrabber.com for lowest prices. They are still available!
     
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    AMD-760 is a chipset (the first mainstream DDR chipset) not a CPU.

    Until you find out which chipset you have we won't be able to help. The ITE IT8705F is an I/O controller, not a chipset either.
     
  8. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you can downlaod and run cpu-z, and it will list your motherboard model and chipset (use google to find a d/l site)
     
  9. riekmatek

    riekmatek TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've since found out the MoBo is a PC Chips M810L v7.1A
     
  10. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

  11. riekmatek

    riekmatek TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks p'ple that settles it!
     
  12. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It needs to be one with a 133mhz FSB (266 DDR) which is as rare as King Arthur at a McDonald's.
     
  13. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Just for the sake of learning, Didou, can you give more info?

    Why?

    And how did you know that?
     
  14. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well since it is a SD-Ram board, there's 99% chance it doesn't support any CPU beyond a 133mhz FSB.

    Most SD-Ram boards for Athlons(XP) supported a 100mhz FSB, those based on the KT133, AMD-750 chipsets & the likes. The one that supported the 133mhz FSB was to my knowledge only the KT133a.

    PS. The K7S5A also supported SD-Ram & still did not (officialy) support any CPU with more then a 133mhz FSB.
     
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