All new AMD Duron and T-Bird processors are equipped with a fixed multiplier. With a bit of work the A7V can be modified to get around that problem.
With the help of modern components an old PC system based on Socket 7 can almost achieve the performance of current PCs. We took the old boards to the limit.
The successors of the established but soon to be discontinued 440BX chipset are waiting in the wings. We took a closer look at five motherboards, two with 815E and three with 815 chipset.
Contrary to the AMD750/Irongate, the new KX133 Athlon chipset from VIA offers AGP 4x and a memory clock up to 133 MHz. But not all test candidates have overcome their childhood diseases, yet.