Upgrade processor

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  1. mikeydepa

    mikeydepa Guest

    I would like to buy the fastest chip available for my motherboard.

    I do not know how to identify what socket type or other info I need to determine what is the maximum-speed processor will work with my motherboard?

    Thanks
     
  2. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    Well, for one download Everest Home Edition here: http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en - install and run it, goto Motherboard > CPU and then Motherboard > Motherboard and see what the current CPU is and see what socket it is using under the Motherboard listing, or it'd be helpful to goto Start > Settings > Control Panel > System and see what kind of CPU you're running right now, also make and model of your PC, etc will help greatly, also note that a fast CPU will only go as fast as the throughput of your harddrive and RAM, and while the thought of a CPU upgrade may seem like its the best, you may very well be better off with a memory and hard disk upgrade, also, if your PC is older than 3-4 years old the chance of finding a upgrade processor that'll work are slim.
     
  3. mikeydepa

    mikeydepa Guest

    Here is my info via Everest -- FYI, I purchased more RAM and a 60 gb harddrive recently, so I was hoping to buy a better chip:

    Field Value
    CPU Properties
    CPU Type AMD Athlon, 600 MHz (6 x 100)
    CPU Alias Pluto, K75
    CPU Stepping A1
    Instruction Set x86, MMX, 3DNow!
    L1 Code Cache 64 KB
    L1 Data Cache 64 KB
    L2 Cache 512 KB (Built-In, Half-Speed)

    CPU Physical Info
    Package Type 242 Contact Slot A Cartridge
    Package Size 13.99 cm x 6.27 cm x 1.64 cm
    Transistors 22 million
    Process Technology 6Mi, 0.18 um, CMOS
    Die Size 102 mm2
    Core Voltage 1.6 V / 1.7 V
    I/O Voltage 1.6 V
    Typical Power 28 - 60 W (depending on clock speed)
    Maximum Power 31 - 65 W (depending on clock speed)

    CPU Manufacturer
    Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Product Information http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118,00.html

    CPU Utilization
    CPU #1 4 %

    I do not see my socket type in this list...

    Thanks
     
  4. mikeydepa

    mikeydepa Guest

    More info:

    Field Value
    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID <DMI>
    Motherboard Name Compaq Compaq PC

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 100 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 200 MHz
    Bandwidth 1600 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type SDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 100 MHz
    Effective Clock 100 MHz
    Bandwidth 800 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type PCI
    Bus Width 32-bit
    Real Clock 33 MHz
    Effective Clock 33 MHz
    Bandwidth 133 MB/s

    Motherboard Manufacturer
    Company Name Hewlett-Packard Company
    Product Information http://www.compaq.com
    BIOS Download http://support.hp.com
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It is possible that the best way is to go is with a new processor motherboard combo. Some combos are pretty reasonable check some out here
     
  6. mikeydep

    mikeydep Guest

    Can anyone tell me my socket type from the above - I have an AMD K600 and want to consider buying a new chip.
     
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  8. mikeydepa

    mikeydepa Guest

    Thanks Ron. What is the best chip I can upgrade to with that motherboard and slot?
     
  9. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Another link. I would like to say that you probably won't notice any speed increase with a new processor. Memory and/or a good graphics card with give you a noticable increase in speed.

    http://www.techbuilder.org/recipes/59201054
     
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