I've been a proud owner of an ASUS A7M266 motherboard running an Athlon 1.2Ghz chip for almost 2 years now. I have recently decided it's time for an upgrade, so I've been systemicatically been upgrading various parts of my machine. The chip/mobo and memory are the only things that are really left to do.
For some reason I really like this motherboard and hope to possibly keep it through the upgrade (especially since it's been working real well with my RAM). So my question is, does anyone know what's the fastest Athlon that the A7M266 supports?
I'm pretty sure it goes up to the mid Athlon XP's (like an 1800+), but I don't think upgrading by 600MHz would really be worth my money.
Thanks for your help.
Complete system specs:
ASUS A7M266 + Athlon 1.2GHz + 1GB PC2100 DDR
ATI 9700 Pro
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
Ethernet, DVD, CD-RW, etc, etc, etc...
Which one would you think is more cost effective, upgrading to a Palomino 2100+, or ditching the entire mobo/chip and getting something along the lines of a 2600+ or 2800+ (not Barton)? I was considering doing waiting for the new 64bit Hammers, but who knows when that'll happen...