Processor upgrade for Epox 8k7a+ AMD 761 chipset Tags: CPUs Performance Processors AMD Last response: July 13, 2004 7:12 AM in CPUs Share BunnyStroker July 13, 2004 2:34:28 AM Hi group, I've been out of the whole processor loop since I built my PC back in August 2001. I'm currently running an Athlon at 1.4 GHz on an EpOx 8k7a+, which has the AMD 761 chipset. I do some gaming (GFX: Radeon 9500) as well as a good deal of audio encoding, and would love a performance boost. Looking online a bit - I see Athlon XP w/the T-Bred core on newegg for ~$75, heat sink included. The questions: 1) Would I see a sig. performance increase (gaming, audio encoding) by upgrading from the 1.4 T-Bird to say an 2400+ T-Bred? 2) Do I need to upgrade my RAM to see the performance increase? I have 512 mb, PC1600 I think. 3) Any significant pitfalls to avoid? <b>1.4 Ghz AMD T-Bird underclocked to 1 Ghz...just to be safe!</b> More about : processor upgrade epox 8k7a amd 761 chipset endyen July 13, 2004 3:46:33 AM Epox says the max supported chip is the xp2200+ model 8. This is probably because the chipset maker didn't give further support. Just the same, this chip should run cooler, and give a huge upgrade. lhgpoobaa July 13, 2004 7:12:43 AM yes a faster cpu would be good. not sure exactly how fast you can go with that. Maybe a XP-M mobile cpu for cool running and free multipliers. Also, ditch that PC1600 ram and get some decent PC2100 stuff, or even PC2700 run at PC2100 spee dwith hardest mem timings. should be dirt cheap mowerdays. For encoding stuff you do want lots of memory bandwidth and low latencies. Unfortunately with that chipset you are limited to 133fsb. <b>My Computer is so powerful Sauron Desires it and mortal men covet it, My Precioussssssss! Regards, Mr no integrity coward.</b> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMSI K7 Master vs Epox 8K7A ForumVote on most STABLE socket A chipset out ForumAMD 761 Chipset : Worth upgrading T-bird to XP? ForumWhich AMD-761 board is good? ForumAmd 761 ForumAMD 761 Chipset Bugs ForumWill AMD Release Higher Clocked Athlons? ForumSuggestion for Stable Socket A ( AMD ) motherboard ForumIntel Pentium3 or AMD Thunderbird ? ForumShould I upgrade now, or should I wait??? ForumSerious AMD 761 northbridge problem ForumNew Graphics card on old PC ForumASUS or Epox ForumMotherboard newb.... Help please. ForumTo DDR or to not DDR ForumMotherboard Selection... ForumKnowledgeable recommendations needed. ForumAsus or Epox MoBo????? Forummost stable current chipset for AMD ? ForumConcerning the "hygiene" of my C70 case, and how to maintain it. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !