Suitable replacement, anyone gots any ideas.

What would be a suitable replacement for a Athlon 2500+ Cpu. I've looked online but there's not much info so i've come to the masters.

P.S. I live Australia so i'll be buying from MSY here's a parts list to help shorten your search. http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
:) :)
Thank you for any help.
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  1. The best you can do is look at some used CPUs. The athlon 2500+ is a barton core with 333mhz systembus (fsb) so any socket A/462 CPU with that fsb should be compatible with your motherboard.
  2. Ok i'm considered to be techy, but i gotta ask english please, i got about half of that.

    If it helps heres my mobo- MSI K7N2GM-L.

    And if you can take a look at the list and tell me if a decent replacement is there. And also im looking to upgrade for games, newer ones.
  3. Ok i was having a look at E-Bay and i found a nice little piece, AMD Athlon 64 XP 3000+ socet 939 with original AMD fan. would it be a good replacement.
  4. You would just like to change the CPU or the whole system? And from the PDF there are many fields marked in yellow. What do they mean? Are they the parts that you are interested in or are they the parts who's prices were updated by MSY!
  5. 1.Just the CPU.
    2. They are on special.
  6. Please mention your whole config that you already have. Model name, ratings and all. Its a very old processor. It would be difficult to find a replacement.
  7. Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name ****
    User Name ****

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1100 MHz(11x100)
    Motherboard Name MSI K7N2GM-L (MS-6777) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)

    Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
    System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award (08/02/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter VisionTek Radeon HD 2600 XT AGP
    ^ Theres a mistake there is should be HIS 3650 Agp
    Video Adapter VisionTek Radeon HD 2600 XT AGP (512 MB)
    ^ Theres a mistake there is should be HIS 3650 Agp

    Monitor Mitsubishi Diamond View 1770G [17" CRT] (00200)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface

    Storage:
    IDE Controller NVIDIA NForce MCP2 IDE Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller AP9SOHFR IDE Controller
    Disk Drive S31B0801 USB DISK USB Device (3 GB, USB)
    Disk Drive ST340014A (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Disk Drive ST332061 3AS USB Device (298 GB, USB)
    Optical Drive CD-ROM CCD-52X6S (52x CD-ROM)
    Optical Drive LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1P
    Optical Drive PONKN D6F8DIB SCSI CdRom Device
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    BIOS Properties:
    Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Version 6.00 PG
    Release Date 08/02/2004
    Size 512 KB
    Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
    Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD
    Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, PnP
    Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

    Processor Properties:
    Manufacturer AMD
    Version AMD Athlon(tm) XP
    External Clock 100 MHz
    Maximum Clock 2200 MHz
    Current Clock 1100 MHz
    Type Central Processor
    Voltage 1.6 V
    Status Enabled
    Upgrade ZIF
    Socket Designation Socket A

    CPU Properties:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP
    CPU Alias Barton
    CPU Stepping A2
    CPUID CPU Name AMD Athlon(tm)
    CPUID Revision 000006A0h

    CPU Speed:
    CPU Clock 1093.60 MHz
    CPU Multiplier 11.0x
    CPU FSB 99.42 MHz

    CPU Cache:
    L1 Code Cache 64 KB
    L1 Data Cache 64 KB
    L2 Cache 512 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID 08/02/2004-nVidia-nForce-6A61BM4FC-00
    Motherboard Name MSI K7N2GM-L (MS-6777) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)

    Chipset Properties:
    Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
    Memory Timings 3-4-4-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
    Command Rate (CR) 1T

    SPD Memory Modules:
    DIMM2: Kingmax MPXD42F-D8KT4B 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-4-4-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-4-4-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)

    BIOS Properties:
    System BIOS Date 08/02/04
    Video BIOS Date 06/18/08
    Award BIOS Type Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG
    Award BIOS Message W6777NMS V1.6 080204 18:56:09
    DMI BIOS Version 6.00 PG
  8. Enuf for u. Ok more info is i want to play modern games. My CPU is bein a buzz kill. Help.
  9. That's a lot more than we needed. If you have the budget, go for the complete upgrade rather than just CPU. A Core i5 rig would do the trick, or are you interested in AMD?
  10. i prefer amd. be a bit more specific
  11. AMD 955BE.
    Biostar TA790GXB A3+.
    GSkill 1600MHz RAM CL7 RAM's.
    Add the good card and a good PSU to that.
    These are the basic changes i can suggest as of now.
    I have no idea what your budget is and the prices in Australia. If you can mention you budget then maybe we can check out some online Australian stores and give you a PC specification.
  12. i have a budget of about $150
  13. Within $150, the best option that you have is X4 620. Which i found to $135 at http://www.eyo.com.au/items_CatID_2_SubCatID_1436_CPUs_Socket_AM3_-_Athlon_II.html
  14. No new processor is going to fit in your really old motherboard, you may be able to find a faster Athlon XP that is compatible, but you'll still be unable to play most new games because single core just doesn't cut it any more. It's time to get a new motherboard/cpu/ram if you want to upgrade. Than since your current video card using the out dated AGP interface, it won't be compatible with a new motherboard and you'll be needing a new video card as well.
  15. k thanks
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