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Old 01-20-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question Best Bang For Buck CPU for Epox 8RDA+ Mobo

Hello,

I am still using an Epox 8RDA+ motherboard with an outdated Athlon cpu. I would like to upgrade the AMD cpu and continue using this motherboard.

When it comes to hardware compatibility, I am pretty lost. Can someone recommend the 'best bang for the buck' cpu that is compatible with the mobo?


Reason for CPU upgrade: would like to play modern games like Half-Life 2, Quake 2004, and CS:S
and get faster rendering time for video editing/post production




I appreciate your time! 8)
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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Specs: XP Pro sp2
CPU: Athlon 1200
Harddrive: 7200rpm
Mobo: Epox 8RDA+
GPU: Geforce 2


I will upgrade the videocard (6800GT) along with the cpu. To save money, I like to reuse the mobo and upgrade only the cpu.
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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I dont think u can use the mobo cause the AMD 64 use socket 939 what socket is your mobo
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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You could use an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ or a Sempron 3200+ easily. These mobos are fairly decent
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:16 PM   #5
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He cant upgrade that much. You are probably useing Socket A. Your board probably only uses PC2100 in single chan and a 4x AGP instad of 8. I would get a new motherboard along with the CPU they are pretty cheap now adays.
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:59 PM   #6
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Trust me, It does

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1328

PC3200 is DDR400

333MHZ FSB CPU is an AMD Athlon XP 3000+

I know what I'm talking of!
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im sorry i am thinking of the EpoX 8KHA my bad.
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:22 PM   #8
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OK, I now see the board you are thinking
http://www.zen26266.zen.co.uk/EP-8KHA-page1.htm
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