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What is the fastest AMD processor I can get?

By coastymad · 5 replies
Apr 26, 2005
  1. I have an ancient motherboard and was wondering what the fastest AMD Athlon XP processor I can get with a FSB 266 and roughly what price it would be preferably in £. Thanks.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Athlon XP 2600+, Thoroughbred core, 2133 MHz.
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Yes, I'd go for mobile CPUs too, but it can't be taken for granted that they'll work with desktop boards, especially old ones.
  5. coastymad

    coastymad TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 103

    It is a Socket A mother board if that changes anything.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    According to your mobo manual your current cpu is the fastest it will support.

    I have checked for bios updates and the last one released was for the Duron1800+.

    So maybe you need to get a new mobo and processor.

    Regards Howard :)
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