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I've been looking for about a week now and haven'y foudn anything that can help me, so I am hoping that you guys can.

 

Right now I hae a Compaq 6010US with the AMD XP 1600+ in it. I was wondering what is the highest proc. I can put in the computer.

 

There is a post on here by a user named Gus who says he has a 2400+ after he upgraded from a 1600+ on his compaq.

 

If there is possible please let me know ASAP, if I am only dreaming and have no chance of getting a 2400+ to run on this machine, well, let me know so I don't waste my money on a proc. only.

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A 2400+ should run fine because it uses a 133 Mhz fsb (same as the 1600+). However you may need to upgrade the CPU heatsink to deal with the increased heat. :)

 

EDIT: If the 1600+ is a Palomino you might need a BIOS update for the motherboard to recognize a 2400+, which uses a Thoroughbred-B core.

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If I recall correctly, those compaq boards were based off KM400, right? Anyway, you'll definately be able to take any processor that runs 133fsb, which means all the way up to the 2600+. (be careful...the 2600+ came in both 133 and 166fsb versions...also, you probably couldn't run a 2500+ since they're 166fsb as well.) Looks like a 2400+ or a 2600+ 133fsb would be the best you're going to get.

 

To be honest, though, I think that your computer would need more than a faster processor...there is probably a better upgrade to be made. If you're using the board's onboard video, then you'd see a nice big increase in performance if you got a separate video card. Also, most prebuilts like that come pretty skimpy on ram...throwing more ram in there would be nice as well.

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I have an FX 5500 256 and a gig of ram and SB Audigy I just have been relectant on the proc since I wasn't sure at all

 

thank you all for the help its amazing what just asking someone can do

Edited by AMD_Wannabe

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Okay, I looked up the specs for that board. It is based off the original Nforce IGP, so yes, you can run any processor that uses a 133fsb. (or "266mhz" as they call it, for marketing reasons) You may have to update your bios, but it will run it. The next-to-most-recent bios for download on the compaq site adds support for Thoroughbred-B processors, which means it supports the 2400+.

 

Edit: Ah, okay...so you've got all the other stuff taken care of. Sounds good.

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the 2400 is a great proc if you cant find a 133(266) 2600 then get the 2400 i had one it was great til i smoked it cause of a defective fan

 

and if you get a oem proc then it wont come with a heatsink/fan so you will need one check the ones made by foxcon as they are good and cheap

 

thanks eva i goofed in this post lol meant oem not retail

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Lol sorry if I confused you there AMD_Wannabe. I'd just go with the 2400+...great chip. I loved mine. And yes, the retail packaged processors come with a heatsink/fan. They're not the greatest things in the world, but since you can't OC anyway it will be more than sufficient.

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the 2400 is a great proc if you cant find a 133(266) 2600 then get the 2400 i had one it was great til i smoked it cause of a defective fan

 

and if you get a oem proc then it wont come with a heatsink/fan so you will need one check the ones made by foxcon as they are good and cheap

 

thanks eva i goofed in this post lol meant oem not retail

Retial Comes with the Heatsink and fan . you mean OEm right

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Just a thought, but you could overclock your 1600+ if you gave it some additional cooling and used the Socket A wire trick to force a custom multi. I had a 1600+ Pally that did 1.7 Ghz on less than wonderful cooling, and I'm sure if you upgraded your cooling you could hit 1.7-1.8 Ghz.

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