I am looking to upgrade to the fastest CPU availible for my nforce2 motherboard (A7N8X Deluxe). The fastest out now I believe is the AthlonXP 3200+(2.2ghz). Are there any new AthlonXP CPUs coming out or is the 3200+ the end of the line?
yes the XP 3200 is the end of the line for that series of processors. I don't know if you noticed but the price for one of those processors is the about the same as the A64 s939 3000. You would be better off just upgrading to an Nforce4 mobo and that new processor.
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XP3200+ is the top socket A chip, but you can save money and go even faster with a mobile XP 2500+, 2600+, 2400+. I have two 2500's. One does 2.6GHz and one does 2.4GHz with air cooling. A stock XP3200+ is 2.2GHz.
What cpu do you have now? Have you tried overclocking?
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