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  1. #1
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    I am looking to buy a new motherboard but i don't want to upgrade my CPU just yet as they cost so much. This means that i want to use my "old" AMD Athlon 1.3GHz @ 200MHz FSB.

    However, the specs for the motherboard state that it will only take thse type of chip;

    Supports AMD Athlon 700MHz ~ 1.2GHz @ 200MHz FSB

    My question is does anyone know if my chip will work but at a lower speed, kind of underclocking or not?

    Also am i mad to do this, will this speed make that much difference? I plan do buy a new chip when they come a bit cheaper next year so there is method in my maddness!

    Reason for the change is that i need more functionallity from my motherboard

    Also can anyone suggest a better board than this one?

    Thanks
    Machine Specs

    1300 MHz Athlon 200FSB
    Dr Cooler Aluminium heat sink thin layer of arctic Silver, 34CFM Fan
    360Mb 100 MHz SDRam
    80Gb IBM Deskstar 7200RPM
    6.4 GB Fujitsu Hard Drive
    64 Mb GeForce4 Gainward Pro XP Golden Sample Video Card VIVO
    Graphics Core 320/ Memtory 601
    Iiyama 17 Diamond Mitsubishi Tube Vision Master Pro
    300W power supply
    SB16 Card
    Delta Rear Exhaust Fan 80 CFM
    Evergreen Front Intake Fan 34 CFM
    Case Mod Holes drilled in spare 3.25 floppy bay to allow delta fan to eliminate CPU hot spot and general dust suck in
    Yamaha Speakers
    16x, 4x, 48x Philips 1600 CRW
    50x CD Rom
    Gigabyte GA7-ZM Motherboard
    Temp CPU 44-46C, Case 24-26C, Room 21-22C

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    Ok then go and get an EPoX EP-8RDA+ (nForce2 mobo worth about $130us I think) and 2 sticks of 256MB PC3200 DDR memory (about $80us each about but better quality is worth the price if ya can stretch it that far) and that should give ya a terrific performance boost plus give ya a platform that will be perfect for CPU's that havn't been released yet (that will give ya a couple more very productive years with it). Ya can also dump the SB sound card as the mobo has an excellent 5.1 sound solution onboard that rivals SB 5.1's. ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    I wil check it out
    Machine Specs

    1300 MHz Athlon 200FSB
    Dr Cooler Aluminium heat sink thin layer of arctic Silver, 34CFM Fan
    360Mb 100 MHz SDRam
    80Gb IBM Deskstar 7200RPM
    6.4 GB Fujitsu Hard Drive
    64 Mb GeForce4 Gainward Pro XP Golden Sample Video Card VIVO
    Graphics Core 320/ Memtory 601
    Iiyama 17 Diamond Mitsubishi Tube Vision Master Pro
    300W power supply
    SB16 Card
    Delta Rear Exhaust Fan 80 CFM
    Evergreen Front Intake Fan 34 CFM
    Case Mod Holes drilled in spare 3.25 floppy bay to allow delta fan to eliminate CPU hot spot and general dust suck in
    Yamaha Speakers
    16x, 4x, 48x Philips 1600 CRW
    50x CD Rom
    Gigabyte GA7-ZM Motherboard
    Temp CPU 44-46C, Case 24-26C, Room 21-22C

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