Fastest CPU for ECS 741GX-M

By LeonE
Dec 13, 2006
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  1. I have an ECS 741GX-M motherboard which (apparently) supports socket 462/socket A CPUs.

    I currently run an Athlon XP 2600+, but have been looking around for something faster. The best I've found so far is an Athlon XP 3000+, does anybody know of any faster than this that would be compatible?

    Also, if I were to get a new mobo what would be the most future-proof socket type? I don't like the idea of having to buy a new mobo just so I can run a faster CPU.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,428   +281

    Think the best you can do is a Barton core Athlon XP 3200+, or 3300 if you can find those, but they were only made in OEM not retail version.

    Futureproof for AMD would be AM2, for Intel 775. Those will be on the market the furthest into the future at this point.
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