I have MSI KT4AV-L motherboard which takes AMD AthlonXP Processor. I am currently using the 1.3 CPU and planning to upgrade to a faster CPU. Since I just upgrade the Motherboard not too long ago, I would prefer not to spend the extra money.
I am reading/shopping around for a new AMD CPU for this motherboard. I am planning to get the AlthonXP 2600+ CPU. Does anyone of you have any other recommendation? Will the new Sempron CPU be a better choice? Will my montherboard take the CPU?
Can anyone of you give me some feedback?
I don't think the 2600+ is available anymore so it will either be a Sempron (Thoroughbred B core-> just a renamed AthlonXP) or maybe a XP3000+/3200+ with Barton core. I think your memory is too old to use with a Barton core with 400 MHz FSB (MSI specs, see link) so you should stick with a Sempron, maybe you can find a Barton with 333 MHz FSB which has better overclockability. But it will probably be more expensive, not much faster and I don't think the mainboard will overclock really well.
Sempron seems the right solution. Speed depends on what you are willing to spend.
Those cores are of exceptionnal quality and most will overclock beyond 2.5GHz on air cooling along with a slight voltage bump, any FSB / Multiplier combinations are possible, be it 200MHz x 12.5, 166MHz x 15 or 133MHz x 19.
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