/ Sign-up
Your question

Athlon Upgrade Choices

  • CPUs
  • Overclocking
  • Product
Last response: in Overclocking
a b à CPUs
a b K Overclocking
February 1, 2001 1:50:41 AM

Ok right now I have an Asus k7-m with an athlon 650, and 128 mb pc100 ram.

I am thinking of just purchasing an Athlon 900 (I heard I could put a 900 Slot A Thunderbird in my K7-m???).

I'm not really interested in overclocking my athlon 650, because I don't want to take the case apart and things. But I was considering getting the Abit kt7 with a Duron 700 and overclocking that.

What do you guys think would be best? Should I but the new 900 athlon or the 700 Duron and O/C? I just think that If i buy the new socket A mobo I could possibly get a higher cpu later since the slot A seems to be getting harder to find.

Anyway, what do you all think?

More about : athlon upgrade choices

February 1, 2001 11:21:06 AM

the slot a t-bird will not work with your mobo. unless you want to try anyways. i say go with the newer socket boards...

If you can't beat 'em kill 'em
athlon "SLOTA" thunderbird 700@1050mhz
a b à CPUs
a b K Overclocking
February 2, 2001 1:46:30 AM

I thought the t-birds worked with AMD's 751 Northbridge, but not with the VIA KX133 Northbridge.

...and I thought the K7M uses AMD the Slot A Tbirds should work.
But I've noticed that the price of the slotA athlons are getting much higher than the socketA ones, especially at higher speeds.
(e.g. ~$490 canadian for slotA 1GHz, ~$300 for socketA 1GHz)
The price difference itself might be enough to get a new socketA motherboard!