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    P-IV or T-Bird

    OK i got money to burn before collage starts next year but the question is not p-IV or Athlon the question would be which athlon. I have $450 USD to work with what should I get to upgrade my current system (see sig). I need somthing in the way of a new CPU/Mobo (perferably new CPU not MOBO) what suggestions can i get?



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    Since most of the new Athlon 1.33GHz's are AXIA cores, you should be able to try your luck with one of those babies and oc the living 'sheeot' out of it. My dream...

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    Yeah my dream but how much can i do with an old Kt-133 board?

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    cooled by a Global Win fop-38
    On an Asus A7V Motherboard with
    256 pc-133 ram
    Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro
    Sound Blaster Live!
    Creative Labs 8x DVD
    Western Digital 7200 RPM 40 gig HD
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    Well here is one over here using a A7V, 1.2ghz AXIA core http://www.vr-zone.com/guides/Tbird/page3.htm

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    I should be able to do 114FSB with my stuff

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    When you cant find a way find a hammer.
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    T-Bird .7 ghz @.9 ghz
    cooled by a Global Win fop-38
    On an Asus A7V Motherboard with
    256 pc-133 ram
    Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro
    Sound Blaster Live!
    Creative Labs 8x DVD
    Western Digital 7200 RPM 40 gig HD
    A64 3400+ @2.5g 220fsb | asus K8V | 1gig Mushkin Level1 PC3500 | Radeon 9700 Pro

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    Sure why not and here is a place that list some AXIA core TBirds. http://www.atacom.com/program/atacom...FAN2|FAN5|THER
    And hey with $450 you should be able to get a new board too? Like the A7M266.

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    A budget of $450 will go a long way.

    Abit KT7A $122 at www.tuffshop.com
    AMD Athlon 1.33Ghz for $223 at www.atacom.com
    128MB PC150 cas2 SDRAM from Corsair for $79 at www.neutron.com

    With shipping you will hit your limit. If you can squeaxe another $50 you can go for 256MB of SDRAM at the same place. If your currant memory can handle the 133Mhz and higher you will need, then you can save quite a bit (256 pc-133 if pretty vague). Your currant cooler will work fine (alomg with you graphics, sound and hard drive), but your power supply might not (you did not specify)

    You can get an ASUS A7M AMD 761 chipset motherboard for $176, 256MB PC2100 DDR from Crucail for $103.49 (free shipping too) and the same Athlon 1.33Ghz CPU. After shipping you will be looking at about $525.

    Now if you want to keep the memory and mother board, then you will likely need the 1.3Ghz Athlon. They come with a 13x multiplier and with the 114Mhz bus speed you say your system can handle, then you are looking at 1482Mhz. If you get the 1.33Ghz and unlock it you can only raise the multiplier to 12.5x and be stuck at 1425Mhz. Of coarse even a 110x13 is a more comfortable and stable 1.43Ghz, but a 10x150Mhz sounds Oh-so-much-better than 13x114Mhz (and performs much better).

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    Ok here we go I got a 400W AMD approved PSU the pc-133 ram i got is like no name brand so anyway. I Will seee what i can do i might be able to get $500 we shall see

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    cooled by a Global Win fop-38
    On an Asus A7V Motherboard with
    256 pc-133 ram
    Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro
    Sound Blaster Live!
    Creative Labs 8x DVD
    Western Digital 7200 RPM 40 gig HD
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    Whats an AXIA core?

    I just didnt a google search for it and came up with crap.

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    The first 4 letters on the second row of the serial number on a Athlon or Duron processor that tells the ability of the core the AXIA cores do the best OCIng

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    When you cant find a way find a hammer.
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    T-Bird .7 ghz @.9 ghz
    cooled by a Global Win fop-38
    On an Asus A7V Motherboard with
    256 pc-133 ram (no Name Brand)
    Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro
    Sound Blaster Live!
    Creative Labs 8x DVD
    Western Digital 7200 RPM 40 gig HD
    400W AMD Aproved PSU
    A64 3400+ @2.5g 220fsb | asus K8V | 1gig Mushkin Level1 PC3500 | Radeon 9700 Pro

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