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May 22, 2009 6:24:32 AM

Current CPU: AMD Athlon (1.2GHz), codename Thunderbird.
Motherboard: VIA (KT133A), model 8363-686A

Would a AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.8GHz) work?


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a b à CPUs
May 22, 2009 8:01:51 AM

Possibly, but its probably not worth it to upgrade... mmm kay?

A $40 Athlon X2 will blow the water out of the Athlon XP.
a b à CPUs
May 30, 2009 8:59:08 AM

Newegg had a sweet-ass deal for $135 a day ago with an Athlon X2, AM2+ mobo, RAM and a HD 4350.
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May 30, 2009 9:35:37 PM

I had a Athlon 1.0 Ghz Thunderbird system and it was kickass but that was 8 years ago.
Like the others said it's time for a new system.Why bother with antiques unless you enjoy retrocomputing.
May 30, 2009 9:59:21 PM

I don't think so. I too had a 1.0 ghz t-bird bought it back in'00 with a geforce 2. I've been through 3 systems since then.
May 30, 2009 11:08:40 PM

Yikes 266MHz FSB and SDRAM. Well I have a similar machine in my basement that I have personally discontinued, so I feel your problem. But in all honesty, it would be a much smarter choice to upgrade to a newer platform (AM2+ or AM3), because it seems that old parts never actually get too cheap. For example the Nvidia GeForce 6200 video card is about 5 years old and still costs about $50. A new Nvidia Geforce 9500GT can cost as little as $60 and outperform the 6200 by miles, and then coming back to beat it up.

I do not know your financial situation, but you may want to try building a new machine or atleast picking up a cheap new PC. This Compaq (HP's value line) is only $270 and will absolutely destroy your setup (no offense):

http://www.amazon.com/Hewlett-Packard-CQ2009F-Compaq-De...

Good Luck!!!
a b à CPUs
May 31, 2009 5:10:57 AM

^ No Heatsink tho.
a b à CPUs
May 31, 2009 5:17:59 AM

O.K. here is an el-cheapo heatsink.It says that it works for the Athlon X2 6000+ CPU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The O.P. could perhaps find a sucker to buy that antique for perhaps $150 and if lucky maybe $200.It's possible because there are suckers born every minute.
I sold a 486 based system in the year 2000 for an incredibly high price of $250.
The buyer was happy.
a b à CPUs
May 31, 2009 10:22:00 AM

:/ 
a b à CPUs
May 31, 2009 10:30:12 AM

I learned from Steve Jobs but I don't sell fruit.
a b à CPUs
June 1, 2009 11:02:43 AM

Stick a fruity label on it and call it a "Supamac"
a b à CPUs
June 1, 2009 11:19:41 AM

amdfangirl said:
Stick a fruity label on it and call it a "Supamac"

What a coincidence I did stick an Apple II (multicolored Apple) sticker on my antique
1 Ghz Thunderbird Athlon system just for laughs.
a b à CPUs
June 1, 2009 11:23:06 AM

You could try selling an Athlon II compy to a mac-er as an Apple and they'll pay alot of dough.
a b à CPUs
June 1, 2009 11:34:26 AM

I wonder how much I could get for my antique 2 original working Macintosh's serial # 2336 and 5132 (I didn't buy them new only a sucker would do that rather I restored them to operational condition).Perhaps I could trade one of them for a NEW $2,500 Mac Pro tower to a Mac user desperately desiring an original pre 6000 series Macintosh (the first ones ever sold in Apple's dealerships in January 1984).Yeah I'd trade a $10 thrift store junker for a new Dual Xeon Nehalem Mac Pro Tower.
a b à CPUs
June 1, 2009 11:47:03 AM

Nah, keep-em.
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