ASUS A7N8X Deluxe - New Processor?

IronPirate

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I want to upgrade my processor, but I'm havign problems findind what would be compatible for this board.

According to ASUS website, it allows:
Socket A for AMD Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP3000+ or higher
400/333 MHz FSB Support (PCB 2.0 or later versions)


Now, at the sake of sounding like a total 'noob', what does that mean? I've looked online at different sites, and I can't seem to find a processor that fits into the stated catergory.

Can I use an Athlon 64 processor in its place?
 

Anoobis

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No, you cannot use an Athlon 64. You have a Socket A, also known as Socket 462. You can only use Athlon XPs, Socket A/462 Semprons and Durons.

The highest processor you can put in there is an Athlon XP 3200. You may have to update your BIOS to do so.
 

Highrize

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That is a Socket A (462) board so you are limited to Athlon XP, and possibly early Socket A Sempron processors. The top one that would fit your board is the Athlon XP 3200+. It's got a 200Mhz FSB (existing memory consideration), but would likely be cost-prohibitive to buy (when compared to Socket 939 alternatives, even with the new mobo).

No, you can't use an Athlon 64; they are Socket 754/939/940/AM2 only.
 

leadtrombone

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The reason that you can't find any processors is because the socket a line of processors is dead and gone. An athlon 64 didn't start until the socket 754. So no an A64 will not work. What processor are you using in it currently? Do you use your computer for gaming? If not I would save some money ad go with a whole new system based around a sempron or the new e4300 that is supposed to come out pretty soon. As for the question about the 3000+ or higher the socket a athlons stopped at the 3200+ sorry. Any more questions send me a message.