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 AMD 761 Chipset: Worth upgrading T-bird to XP? Forum EPOX 8K7A+ Motherboard Noisey ChipSet Fan Forum EPOX 8K7A+ Motherboard ChipSet Fan Problems Forum Epox 8K7A no rec AMD 1.4 Forum NVIDIA - ATI / New AGP Cards - AMD 761 CHIPSET/ Please Help! Forum AMD761 chipset & forceware driver incompatibility - POLL Forum AMD 761 Chipset Bugs Forum AMD 761 chipset driver update? Forum AMD 761 Chipset Drivers... Forum DFI AK76 AMD761 chipset Forum AMD 761 chipset, 5 boards got it. The best? Forum 8k7a upgrade to AMD 2400 Forum SolvedHello sir, I have amd phenom 8450 triple core processor 2 GB Ram 500 GB HDD ASUS M2A-VM mother (AMD 690G chipset support) & op Forum SolvedAMD E-300 APU CPU Processor, what can I upgrade to? Forum How to identify which socket or chipset of AMD's mainboard support which processor? Forum Solvedwhat is the best amd fx-series processor i could upgrade to if i were to purchase this computer? Forum Upgrade from AMD Quad Core A8 5600K 3.6GHz & AMD A58 Chipset motherboard Forum SolvedIs there a way to upgrade my acer laptops amd apu E1 1200 dual core processor , Forum SolvedMotherboard: ECS MCP61M-M3 Processor AMD ATHLON II, planning to upgrade nvidia or ati radeon? Forum SolvedI am thinking of upgrading from a 1GB AMD RADEON™ R7 250 to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX 2GB my processor Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !