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Upgrading recommendations

By jimflint1
Apr 20, 2007
  1. I'm looking for suggestions on my upgrade. Basically for now, I want to keep my mb, which is an ASUS A7V8X-X. The two things I'm mostly looking at upgrading are my video card, which is currently a Radeon 9200SE, and my Processor, which, according to Everest, has these specs:
    CPU Type: AMD Athlon XP-A, 1822 MHz (11 x 166). I haven't opened my case for a long time, but I was thinking its a 2500+Barton.

    So, anyway, it's because of financial reasons that I only want to upgrade these two components--that and I think my graphics card is going out. I don't need much of an upgrade from the 9200SE--what it does works fine for me, so I can go fairly cheap. For the cpu, I'd like to know what the fastest processor made for this mb is.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. raspygold

    raspygold TS Rookie

    Hi there.

    For your CPU upgrade try looking for the best processor from this list:
    http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/A7V8X-X.html

    These are processors that your MB can take.
    I think the fastest listed there is the 3000+Barton, Model 10, 333 MHz FSB.
    However there some people around that seem to be running the 3200+ barton @ 400 MHz FSB on that mobo too so I'm not completely sure on that one sorry.

    As for your gfx card... Look into the BFG Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT OC, it seems to be pretty decent.

    Hope this helps. =)
     
  3. jimflint1

    jimflint1 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Thanks--I'll check into those.
     
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