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Z400 X5690 W3690 Fastest Processors

Q: Z400 X5690 W3690 Fastest Processors

I'm working on a project to soup up the Z and have some results nbsp Mine came with a W quad core processor and I read in our forum here that this revision motherboard with the later boot block date from BIOS X5690 W3690 Z400 Processors Fastest and the memory slots can support running a X processor despite the fact that was never listed in any of the HP QuickSpecs for this workstation nbsp That processor is equipped for running in a two-processor workstation it has QPI links rather than just nbsp It also is said to be the fastest processor that will run in a Z outfitted with two processors and it also was never listed in the Z400 X5690 W3690 Fastest Processors HP QuickSpecs for the Z revision later generation motherboards nbsp It was listed by HP for the revision Z nbsp I can confirm that the X runs just fine in my revision Z Z400 X5690 W3690 Fastest Processors and have some advice on a less expensive eBay used processor that should give the exact same performance nbsp nbsp Some Z generalizations nbsp Most of them came with the higher capacity Performance - heatsink fans that can handle the W max TDP processors nbsp These are larger have x x mm fans and have instead of heat tubes built in nbsp Because the Z is a single processor workstation it is optimal to use a hexacore cores processor nbsp You want the fastest available processor clock speed that will run in that workstation GHz and you want the highest transport speed GT s QPI nbsp You want the largest cache MB SmartCache nbsp You want the FSB of the processor to be the highest possible so that if you have fast memory it will be allowed to run at its fastest speed and not held back by a slower FSB processor you want FSB for this nbsp You also would prefer a Xeon with only one sSpec code so you don't have to figure out what version is the latest there will be only version if there is only production sSpec code nbsp Never buy one that has a sSpec code that starts with a Q it will be a Qualification pre-release processor nbsp Prefer to buy from a US rather than China source unless there is a great deal from a proven good source and you don't mind waiting - weeks nbsp nbsp Update to the latest BIOS which is and came out nbsp The X with sSpec code SLBVX sells used on eBay right now about USD nbsp The equivalent single QPI link processor that is in the latest HP QuickSpecs document v is the W with sSpec code SLBW and it sells used on eBay now for about USD nbsp So buying that will save you about over the X for the same performance but you won't be able to shift that over to a two-processor Z setup later nbsp Here's some stats for the three processors discussed above nbsp W Xeon GHz SLBEV W max TDP cores GT s QPI MB SmartCache FSB eBayX Xeon GHz SLBVX W max TDP cores GT s QPI MB SmartCache FSB eBayW Xeon GHz SLBW W max TDP cores GT s QPI MB SmartCache FSB eBay nbsp The W performance scores below are from the same Z before and after the processor upgrade this morning and the video card scores shown will rise when I put in a faster GTX or Quadro card nbsp I tend to stick with the Intel series SSDs off eBay because they are SATA generation II SSDs and have been rock solid for me nbsp I like the GB version best which often will give me a drive score nbsp The maximum score for any subcategory shown is nbsp Here's a W Pro Windows Experience Index probe for my original processor nbsp nbsp nbsp Here's the same for the X and the W will produce the same scores nbsp nbsp nbsp
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Can processor speed be increased without changing or removing any harddware

A:Processors: Can speed be increased?

Depends on your specs and what you mean by increase.

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A:Intel Core i5/i7 processors in my Compaq laptop?

You cannot change a CPU in a laptop. You have to buy a completely new laptop.
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A:Motherboard for Core 2 processors and 16GB of RAM

Well, to answer you're first question, yes, that motherboard supports that type of RAM.

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A:DDR4 coming? Or what is fastest RAM I can get?

It's a bit early to tell whether a DDR4 will hit this year. But of course, there're plenty of powerful RAM to choose from. I prefer both Corsair or G.Skill, because they have gaming potential. And some of the features are probably good overclocking, and longevity.

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Hi Guys !

I have intel dual core @2.0 GHz processor.I am upgrading my system.For now im going to replace the mobo and RAM.I am going to buy G.Skill RipjawsX (2x4 GB) RAM.So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.

Thanks in Advance !

A:Does Intel Dual Core processors supports 1600MHz RAM?

t3chn0vamp said:

So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.Click to expand...

Thats all you need to know, the CPU is irrelevant for selecting memory. The CPU never has dictated the type of memory used. The motherboard either supports the memory or it doesn't.
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You still looking at your original $200 budget mate?

If so, this is considerably under your budget:

GIGABYTE GA-H55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $114.99 (with $10.00 rebate) from Newegg.

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The memory speed of 4 DIMMS configuration will be limited at 1066MHz with Athlon II X4 630 and Phenom II X4 820 processors. ...

If the memory works at 1300 Mhz and the Processor only supports 1066 Mhz what does that mean ?

A:AMD processors limited to 1066MHz memory speed?

AMD CPU's have the memory controller built into them. Faster memory will just have the speed of it set to what the memory controller can support.

So if the memory works at 1300Mhz, but the controller only supports 1066Mhz, then the 1300Mhz memory will just slow down to 1066Mhz.

But Dell only says that the speed of the memory will be limited on those CPU's only if all 4 ram slots are filled with memory. Unless you will be upgrading the memory in the system when you get it, you dont need to worry about it.

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A:AMD-V and Intel-VT processors

Most of the Intel Xeon processors would be suitable for this:

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Do you know which CPU you have in your machine? I believe those came with Core2Duo E6400's at one point.
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For 2 cores at 2.2ghz only $36.
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I'm running an intel core 2 duo 2.33 ghz with 4mb shared cache and I know the price tag on my processor is much more.
Putting AMD vs Intel aside.. is it pretty much the cache that really seperates the price?

In the end I'm building my friend an everyday computer for mostly browsing the net no serious gaming of any sort so this AMD is looking like a sweet grab

A:What's this processors cons?

Sempron is the Celeron of AMD. Can't compare it to a core2duo regardless of speed.
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Here's my mobo info:

A:Which processors will my motherboard support?

Here you go:
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Consider reading this article.
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I'd like to upgrade my processor and my motherboard if needed. Can somebody tell me what processors my machine can handle?

System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP d530 CMT(dg062a)
BIOS: 786B2 v2.44
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Radeon X1600/X1650 Series

I'm not sure if that is enough info.

A:Can somebody tell me what processors my system is compatible with?

Pentium 4: 800 FSB, 512 Mb L2 Cache, Hyper threading ( 8 different CPU's)

2.60GHz sSpec SL6WH, SL6WS
2.80GHz sSpec SL6WJ, SL6WT, SL6Z5
3.00GHz sSpec SL6WU, SL6WK, SL7BK

Pentium 4: 533 FSB, 512 Mb L2 Cache, Hyper threading ( 6 different CPU's)

3.06GHz sSpec SL6JJ, SL6SM, SL6K7, SL6QC, SL6S5, SL6PG

Here for your spec sheet

To match the Processor to the sSpec code go here (I've already done it for you -see above-but if you want addition details this is the URL
And narrow your search to: 512Mb L2 Cache, 478 socket, 0.13 micron manufacturing technology, Hyper-threading technology (under Supported Features), and the GHz processor speed stated in the HP spec sheet posted immediately above.
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AMD Phenom X3 720

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A:Buying a new PC, advice needed on processors

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A:Upgrading: fastest cpu for AM2 Asus M2N SLI Deluxe

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A:AMD processors - what would people recommend these days?

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A:Which array is fastest/most reliable to boot from

sethbest said:

I am currently setting up a system as a backup server, and intend for it to have

a raid 5 setup on 4 hd's through a 3gb/s sata raid controller pci card,
one or two raid 1 mirrored ATA IDE arrays, and possible using the 2 sata on the mobo (both 1.5gb/s)
So my question would be, which array, if any, is best for my boot drive?Click to expand...

Raid-5 requires an ODD number of drives, the extra is for the parity
see this and click on the {5} button

the 3.0gb/s raid 5 would seem the logical choice but i imagine that gets bottlenecked at the pci slot, so next up would be the onboard sata, but how much would that get slowed down by software raid? so that leaves the mirrored ata ide drives, western digital caviars, 16mb cache, 500gig drives.

Also i have read a few posts about people having their systems slowed to a snails pace with os's on arrays, is this a concern?

ThxClick to expand...

Even MS discourages the boot drive on a raid. see this

Reliability? That's Raid-1, Raid-10
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hi guys

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im thinking about nVidia XFX GTX 280 (1GB, SLI , DDR3)

any ideas ?

A:Intel processors &VGA?

dude, big price difference between the i7 and the qx. narrow down your budget.

ideally though, get the i7 920 with an x58 board plus a couple of sticks of ddr3 and the 4870/1gb with a true power of at least 550w(80+) plus two bananas and you're almost there.

besides, aren't you curious how 4 physical+4 logical procesor would feel like. 920 then.
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Which ram is the fastest 800MHz CL6 or 800MHz CL5
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A:Which ram is the fastest 800MHz CL6 or 800MHz CL5

cl5, its cas latency. smaller number, faster timings.
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A:Compatibility between processors and video cards

OK, the monitor plugs into the video card, not the motherboard. cpu/gpu compatability is rarily and issue. Lets consider it non existant. Unless you're trying to shove a pci E card into an agp slot, somehow(If you have one of those old chipsets and sockets that uses prescott(int) or athlon k8(amd) processors.
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A:Intel Quad processors and future PC games

Yah i will support it...
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A:Nvidia or ATI after Intel Core i7 processors?

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A:CPUs (Processors)

Unfortunately, comparing processors isn't like it used to be; in fact, not only have the done away with labeling processors by their speed in ghz, if you grab a bestbuy or any comparable circular, they don't even tell you the specific processor anymore, just something like 'dual core,' After heat and power consumption increased drastically as the cpu manufacturers tried pushing toward 3 ghz, they went down another route and started re-engineering the designs of their processors at their current speeds and manufacturing sizes.

so you might want to do a little research if you do think of buying in the future. There's dual and quad core's now (and triple cores with AMD from what I understand) but I'm not sure as to the specifics; perhaps someone can elaborate.

Personally I shy away from buying pre-fabbed comps and prefer building one myself, but if you're not familiar with doing so and have no interest in the literally hundreds of hours you'll put into research, familiarizing yourself with them, troubleshooting strange problems, etc., I'd stay away from it. I can't really recommend any company though as I'm really not too familiar with them. But one of the best things I can think of doing is looking up tech support problems and nightmare cases with the different companies. You don't want to fall into the same holes others have fell into. So, although again you said you're not buying, always google the models you have in mind (this goes for any tech product of course) and see what problems others have had.

This is a little old, but still informative:,369.html
choose the benchmark from the drop-down menu uptop

For recent prices:
also useful are the reviews and the buyers guide down the left hand side of the menu

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Well as you can tell from the title, i'm wondering if I should upgrade my processor and what processors are compatible with my board.

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I currently have a Intel Pentium 4 519K 3.06Ghz 533 Mhz FSB 64-bit Processor.

Would upgrading to a 640 or a 630 be worth the $100?

What processors are compatible with my board?

Thanks in Advance,

A:Shall I Upgrade My Processor/What Processors are Compatible With My Board?

Socket: LGA775
Supports processor up to 3.4 GHz
Supports Intel Pentium 4 HT processors

Lots more info from here:
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nevermind i found it. its 2.6ghz. but would i see a huge improvement over the 2.1celeron? i also have a 2.4ghz p4 laying around, would it work, the fsb is 533mhz?

A:Fastest p4 400mhz?

what kind of computer is it? If the motherboard only takes 400fsb, the 533 cpu will not work in that board. You would see a decent improvement over that celeron no matter what p4 you got:

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go throught the available charts to see where they stand
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I am attaching some system specs from ASTRA32, but the demo version report is truncated. Let me know if any other information would be useful.

A:What socket 478 processors are compatible with my Compaq 07e8h motherboard?

I think that the Intel 845G chipset supported at most a 533MHz FSB, not 800MHz like that CPU you're thinking of buying. I'm not sure but the chances that it'll work on your motherboard are slim.
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A:which processors i can use on an LGA 775 socket

You've just answered your own question.
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Only the newest C2D CPU's have 1333MHz FSB, so any Core 2 Duo except the E6X50 series will work.
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???i Heard There Was Gonna Be A Price Drop

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A:defective processors

hyperrider said:


I have AMD Athlon and AMD Athlon XP Processors that are defective (i believe). Although i have a feeling that these defective processors were slightly defective because of overheating or perhaps i have been used them for three years.
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Anyone who can tell me how to revive a defective processor or perhaps you can give me link(s) to page(s) that tells how to do so.
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Click to expand...

you had them on for 3 years straight? anyway i geuss jsut google it i never herd this befor tho
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Be careful of buying the graphics card off Ebay!! buying some parts for pc's on ebay can end in a problem, for example they dont work or they are broken already!

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Definatley not a fad, however there is the xtreme too.
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:wave: Hello & Welcome to Techspot :wave:

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It's not True, it's Marketing.

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Hyperthreading enabled cpu..
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this is just out of curiosity really. But i should be getting a job soon so i'll be able 2 get some good upgrades for my computer. I'm more of an AMD person myself, thats all i've used before so may as well stick with that rather than going for pentium. Anyhoo i've spyed out alot of processors and motherboards and i just wanted to be safe, will any AMD processor go with any AMD motherboard?


A:AMD processors with AMD motherboards

No. You need to pay attention to the socket the CPU uses (Socket A, 754, 939, 940) then you get a board which has the same socket or you decide on a board then you get a CPU which can fit on the socket.
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I was reading somewhere that some guy installed two processors, is this possible, and where on the MoBo would you put a second processor?

A:Duel Processors

Search Feature is your friend.
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Dual CPUs and Gaming?!?!
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I've been hearing that the new windows system will run on 64 bit processors since its going to be a 64 bit program. Will it also run on the old 32 bit systems or are we all going to have to upgrade in the near future? I ask this cause I just built a new system with a 3.0E GHz P4 system and I usually dont upgrade for 3-4 years. My last system was a 750MHz athlon! I try to beat the dead horse, hehe. Anyway, was just curious about what you all think may be the benefits and all that about the upcoming change.

A:Info and opinions on new 64bit processors?

IMO, 64-bit computing is NOT ready.

I'm aware of 64-bit Linux and the upcoming Windows. What about the rest of software? They're still mostly 32-bit and some 16-bit. Even in 32-bit Windows, the computer is mostly waiting for the user's input and idling. Has anyone here tried to compile Gentoo from stage 1 tarballs? Takes days if not weeks. Who plays 3d FPS 24/7? Yeah, one guy did that in a Korean net cafe and died of exhaustion after 2-3 days.

I'm very satisfied with my xp 2500+. Your P4 is pretty good. The things you might want to upgrade would be 3D accelerator, RAM, HD with 16mb cache. Or maybe your chair. I've seen so many photos of pc's and one had a Alienware and a crappy chair.
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Hey guys I am a self tought computer freak. I like many others have trouble in choosing which processor is good, which is not right etc.
I want to hear about them from those of you that know a lot about them.
The ones that dont know about them can visit, read and learn.

Pentiums VS. Athlon

A:Difference between different processors explained

Do a search on this forum, that subject comes up about every second day.
Stop being lazy.
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What is the fastest internet connection currently in existance...anywhere?

this is just generally me being curious and bored. does anyone have any ideas?

A:What is the fastest internet connection currently in existance...anywhere?

Please see the following article taken from

September 2, 2004
Scientists Set Internet2 Speed Record
By Susan Kuchinskas

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) set a new land-speed record for Internet2, a second-generation network serving universities and research institutes.

The team, which included folks from AMD (Quote, Chart), Cisco (Quote, Chart), Microsoft Research, Newisys, and S2io, transferred 859 gigabytes of data in less than 17 minutes. It did so at a rate of 6.63 gigabits per second (define) between the CERN facility in Geneva, Switzerland, and Caltech in Pasadena, Calif., a distance of more than 15,766 kilometers, or approximately 9,800 miles.

Scientists are racing to move gigantic amounts of data by 2007, when CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will switch on. This huge underground particle accelerator will produce some 15 petabytes (define) of data a year, which will be stored and analyzed on a global grid of computer centers.

High-energy physicists are excited about the LHC because they hope it will allow them to find the Higgs boson, a theoretical particle that they believe creates mass.

"Physicists are trying to fill in the blank spaces in our model of high energy physics," said Jim Gray a Microsoft Research engineer who helped set Wednesday's record.

But this $10 billion collider will be of little use if scientists around the world can't access the data.

Researchers aren't the only ones excited about blazing data speeds. This record speed of 6.63Gbps is equivalent to transferring a full-length DVD movie in four seconds. There are uses in astronomy, bioinformatics, global climate modeling and seismology, as well as commercial applications from entertainment to oil and gas exploration.

Internet2 is fast -- Abilene, a U.S. cross-country backbone network, blasts data at 10Gbps. But transoceanic networking is another story. There are hardware and software issues to overcome, Gray said.

For example, one limiting factor is that the fastest available interface for PCs is the PCIX64 Bus Isolation Extender, which can only handle 7.5Gbps.

The land-speed test is part of an ongoing R&D program to create high-speed global networks as the foundation of next-generation, data-intensive grids with a goal of transferring data at 1Gbps.

The performance also is the first record to break the 100-petabit meter per second mark. One petabit is 1,000,000,000,000,000 bits (define). That may seem like an almost inconceivably large number, but Gray said storing petabits of data is a fact of life for many large corporations. He said Microsoft has about 5 petabits of data, and he estimates Google and Yahoo store that much, as well.

"If you have a million customers and they each have a gigabyte of storage, that's a petabit," he said.

The technology used in setting this record included S2io's Xframe 10 GbE server adapter, Cisco 7600 Series Routers, Newisys 4300 servers using AMD Opteron processors, Itanium servers and the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
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I have a Compaq S3000NX
According to the website it has either an AM37 MB or an MSI MS6390 MB. My question is: What is the fastest Athlon XP processor I can use? MSI website says the fastest supported is 2200+ but the AMD website says their the MS6390 can support 2600+. I can't find any info on the AM37 either. I wanna upgrade the processor in it. If anyone can help it would be great.

Bottom line:
Can i use an Athlon XP 2600+ in my computer?

A:AM37 or MS6390 in a Compaq S3000NX...Question about fastest processor.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You can find info on the AM37 here.

Here are the cpu specs for the AM37.

Athlon XP model 8 1700+ and up. Athlon
XP model 6 1500+ to 2100+. Duron
model 7 1G and up. Duron Model 3 950Mhz. Maxiumum Icc core supported:
Up to 46A

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Being a complete novice who is thinking of buying a PC with an AMD Semperon 2600+ processor. Can anyone tell me how it compares to a Pentium 4 processor.

A:Semperon 2600+ processor v Pentium 4 processors

Uh very poorly, you will notice the Sempron is much cheaper than the Pentium4, or even the AthlonXP. Thats because its a cut down, low market version of the AthlonXP. Its the Celeron of AMD.

A 2600+ AthlonXP would perform much alike, about the same performance of a 2.6GHz Pentium4.

A 2600+ Sempron would probably (my best guess) perform about as good/fast as a 1.8GHz or a 2GHz Pentium4.

If your only doing Internet, word processing,etc, then it'd be fine, but if you want to play games and have a half fast computer, stay away from the Celeron and Sempron. Ever heard of the Duron? Sempron replaced it.

The cpu doesnt have as much cache as the AthlonXP does, which really cuts away from its performance, and a few other things here and there that cut it down, which is also why its soo much cheaper.

Celeron = :dead:
Sempron = puke:
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Basically, I want to get a faster processor for xmas, so my big question is.. how do I know what processor is compatible with my motherboard (I really don't want to buy a new one if possible)
I know my motherboard has to be able to support a faster processor but how do I find this out?
All I really Know is that I have an AMD Athlon XP (I think) 1.2GHz processor. I dont have a clue what motherboard I have, which leads to another question.. how do I find that out?

Thanks :grinthumb

A:Motherboards and compatible processors

I believe SiSoft Sandra will tell you what motherboard you have. You can download the free 'lite' version here:
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hey, i have two processors listed in my device manager, though i only have one installed. it says both are working. i also have two video cards listed as well. one says 'secondary.' is this a problem? what can i do to fix it?

A:two processors listed

do you happen have a Intel Pentium 4 processor and one of the newer ATi video cards?

that phenomenom you are mentioning is normal. i have the same thing happening with my system. you do not have to worry about it -- it is not a problem.

there are two cpus listed because of hyperthreading, which makes the operating system think that there are two cpus (with one physical cpu). you must have one of the newer Pentium 4's that have hyperthreading. you can read more propaganda (i mean info) from Intel regarding hyperthreading here.

you have two video cards listed because the primary adapter is for your monitor and the secondary adapter is for tv out. that is how ATi designed their card to interact with Windows. i am not sure about Nvidia video cards but they probably do something similar to ATi.
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Hi, ive been hearing around school that in early 2005 Pentium are to realise a batch of dual processing cores, i.e two processors working together. Can anyone verify this? Also there will obviously have to be a whole reworking of motherboards, so perhaps its not such a good idea to splash out on a £130 mobo if its only gonna last you a year.

A:Mainstream dual Pentium processors?

Haven't heard about a release of dual pentiums as one item...interesting though...I wonder how much of a difference it would be as opposed to simply running 2 processors you bought seperately...
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i've got a 1.5 ghz p4 and would like to upgrade it. i thought the fastest 400mhz fsb p4 was the 2.4 ghz but i'm not shure could anyone tell me witch is the fastest p4 with a 400mhz fsb

A:whats the fastest 400mhz p4 ?

[email protected] fsb

Edit: Silly me! I was temporarily confused and was thinking of 800 MHz fsb. Not sure why. Another late night perhaps.
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i've been hearing lately that AMD is due to release a 64bit Athlon64(clawhammer) cpu in september/october/november. i also know that intel is launching a cpu on the prescott core. will the prescott cpu be 64 bit too? also how will the new 64 bit processors affect the computing world. i jus got a p4 2.4ghz C system and i hate to see it go totally obselete in a matter of months.

A:64 bit processors

relax - your shining new CPU won't become out of date the second 64-bit CPUs appear.

I should expect that 64-bit will primarily effect the server market mostly, and will only trickle down to desktop level after some time. Although there are some operating systems already available for these chips (windows 2000, linux, etc) there aren't a lot of apps yet. 64-bit will become the standard one day - thats for sure - but it will take quite some time.
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What is it with this new way that AMD name their processors? It is very confusing as their names no longer suggest the Mhz speed like they used to, whereas Pentiums still do. Is this just a ploy by AMD to trick naive people into thinking that their 1900's, 2000's, 2100's &, 2200's etc run at that Mhz speed? Where the heck do they get these figures from?

A:AMD Processors: Ambiguous Naming

AMD's Model Numbers, Intel query them