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technicianxp
08-02-2006, 07:39 PM
Can anyone tell me what the fastest (highest clock speed) AMD Athlon XP CPU is with a 266MHz FSB? Unfortunately I have a Compaq so I can't change the FSB and therefore am stuck with the slower models.

tweak'e
08-02-2006, 08:00 PM
easiest thing here is to simply check what the highest cpu your motherboard supports. just because there is a faster cpu dosn't mean it will work on your pc.

technicianxp
09-02-2006, 01:18 PM
I wish I could, but the Compaq website doesn't help out and I can't seem to find the info anywhere else either. I'm willing to try out the fastest 266MHz FSB model because what I have now is a Athlon XP 2100+ and the fastest model isn't very far off from it.

Graham L
09-02-2006, 01:22 PM
I haven't seen any recent ones, but Compaq used to put a label inside the cover of the box, showing jumpers etc. That usually had a table of CPU speeds usable on that machine and the appropriate jumpering for each. It might be worth a look.

tweak'e
09-02-2006, 01:26 PM
if the fastest model isn't that far off then is it worth it ??

otherwise AMD's website should list the cpu's (or an amd fan site).

lazydog
09-02-2006, 01:33 PM
Run Everest and see if your motherboard model is listed there.

mejobloggs
09-02-2006, 02:53 PM
I think it is either 2400 or 2600. They will be hard to find though I would imagine.

Pete O'Neil
09-02-2006, 04:23 PM
It might not be a matter of what FSB you motherboard supports, your motherboard may not support the new cores. Probably best to double check with Compaq as to which is the fastest CPU your machine supports.

Mirddes
09-02-2006, 04:31 PM
i love wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors

the fastest would be the Athlon XP-M 3000+ and the Athlon XP 2800+ Barton

and since they are both barton cores, the 3000+ is the better option, since its got a higher clock =D

Sweep
09-02-2006, 04:58 PM
Can anyone tell me what the fastest (highest clock speed) AMD Athlon XP CPU is with a 266MHz FSB? Unfortunately I have a Compaq so I can't change the FSB and therefore am stuck with the slower models.

2400+ by my reckoning
Possibly 2500+ but unlikely.

Good luck on buying one.
I take it that your Compaq takes a 462 (Socket A) processor.

Try giving us the motherboard model and this may help.

technicianxp
09-02-2006, 05:47 PM
Hey guys thanks very much for all your help. I think I may have found the answer in an old pressf1 thread saying that the 2600+ has a 266mhz FSB but only on a few of them.

Here's the info from Everest on the motherboard:
Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Compaq Presario

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type HyperTransport v1.0
Bus Width 8-bit

I realise the stuff here isn't very helpful but if anyone manages to find some more info regarding the biggest CPU supported then please post it.
:)

Murray P
09-02-2006, 08:19 PM
try Sisoft Sandra. Give the motherboard and chipset details, as has been mentioned, if your chipset doesn't support faster clocks or the newer CPU cores, such a CPU will be meaningless on your PC.