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Which processor is best for this board?

By garym
Apr 17, 2007
  1. I'm trying to do a little research here. It was recommended to replace my emachine T2825 motherboard with this: PC CHIPS M848A SOCKET A 462 SiS 746FX ATX AMD. My current CPU is AMD ATHLON XP 2800+. I believe I can upgrade to the AMD XP 3200+. Is this correct? Also I see this CPU listed in various sites as AMD ATHLON 64 3200+. Are these two the same? Would I see much of the difference going from the 2800+ to the 3200+?

    Thanks
     
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    They are not the same at all. Athlon XP and Athlon 64 are two totally different architectures. Athlon XP uses Socket A (Socket 462), while Athlon 64 uses Sockets 754, 939, 940 (very rarely), and AM2.
     
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    The two CPUs are very different indeed. XPs are 32 bit while 64s are 64 bit.
     
  4. garym

    garym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks for the replies. any and all help is greatly appreciated. One more question, is there a difference in performance between the AMD XP 2800+ and the AMD XP 3200+ to be worth the purchase?
     
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    the difference would be great, if that board will handle I would go for the 3400+ or more, as things are getting this would be a good surfing and business computer.
     
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