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Main memory I have a dilemma. Should I put more memory (main memory)? I have the processor (AMD Athlon XP 2500 + / 1.83 GHz/256MB of RAM), (K7 Triton Motherboard GA-7N400). Because of slow performance, which has 256MB. I want to add another 256MB of memory (512 main memory). PC Windows XP Professional SP3. Thanks Toni Dragicevic

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You could do that. But I would check to see if you couldn't pick up two 1 GB RAM sticks instead. Memory has gotten cheaper & Windows XP is a memory hog that likes at least 1 GB of RAM.

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Ms 6367 ver 1 0


1) The MSI ms-6367 version 1.0 motherboard, was made especiallly for HP desktop computers.
(MicroStar International)


It is not an MSI -> O.E.M motherboard.
(Original Equipment Manufacturer)
Therefore, ONLY HP would have a BIOS update for this board, and not MSI..........


2) The original Processors used were AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Maximum frequency rate, (Excuse me, 'Speed'), is 1.67GigaHertz.
(1.67GHz)
Front Side Bus frequency rate is 266MegaHertz.
(FSB = 266MHz)

You are trying to use an AMD 'Sempy' processor, that has an FSB of 333MHz.
This = No.

Why?

Because, even if you could somehow boost the FSB up to 333MHz, your ram memory would not work anymore, and your expansions slots. (i.e., PCI, AGP, etc)

(Change Voltage for processor {CPU}, or change Multiplier; in BIOS Setup utility. This would change the FSB)

Ram memory typically operates at Half of the processor's FSB.

3) I realize all you may have around is a Sempron, but let me post some facts;

A) The AMD Sempron, and the Intel Celeron are BUDGET processors. Also known as Starter processors.......
Why?

Because both have less Cache, than per se a comparable AMD Athlon XP processor, or Intel Pentium 4 processor.

(AMD Athlon XP compared to AMD Sempron;
Intel Pentium 4 compared to Intel Celeron)

What is Cache for a processor?
It is a small memory area for the Processor, and operates at the same frequency rate, ('Speed'), as the Processor.
Therefore it is the first memory area the Processor accesses.

[Ram Memory is next, then the Harddrive.
Mechanical harddrive, or Solid State.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-hard-drives-disks-channel.htm ]

A crude example if I may;

You are writing a thesis for college.
You find as you go along, that you need some additional information.
Where is it?
Down in the basement, in a box of books, last book on the bottom.
Oh, and there is NO basement light........

Down you go, flashlight in hand. Dig through the box of books, and retrieve the book you desire.
Now back up the steps, and open the book to the page you want.

OR,

You press a few keys on the computer keyboard in front of you, and have your needed info in seconds........

Less Cache = Basement scenario
More Cache = Computer scenario

I would drill a hole through that 'Sempy' processor, and make it into a necklace. (Wouldn't wear it though! lol!)

Jus sayin'.

Post additional questions, or comments in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

A) http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/TYPE-Athlon%20XP.html

(Scroll down)

B) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors

C) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Sempron_microprocessors

Jul 08, 2013 | Motherboards

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Upgrade the 1.6GHz CPU on L7VMM2 Motherboard


ECS Support > L7VMM2 motherboard > Main Support page,

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=419&CategoryID=1&MenuID=50&LanID=0

Click on the CPU tab.

(Features / Specification / Download / Support / FAQ / CPU / etc)

Will support Up To an AMD Athlon XP 2600+,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors


Maximum Front Side Bus support is 266Megahertz.
(Max FSB = 266MHz)

(Motherboard manual states 133MHz.
Note that AMD processors are 'Double-pumped'.
This = 266MHz )

Supports AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon XP, and AMD Duron, processors.

Note in the CPU Support chart where it states -
Socket 462 > AMD Athlon XP > 2600+ (.13u)
The .13u stands for 130nm core architecture technology.

(nm = NanoMeter.
1 Billionth of a Meter )

NOTE*
For the Socket 462 (Socket A) processors, the AMD Athlon XP models are the top of the line.

'Sempy', or Sempron processors are at the bottom.
Low L2 processor memory cache compared to Athlon XP or Duron models.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Duron_microprocessors

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Sempron_microprocessors

http://www.cpu-world.com/

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/TYPE-Athlon%20XP.html

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 13, 2012 | EliteGroup L7VMM2 Motherboard

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I would like to improve the speed of my PC. Currently running Soyo KT333 dragon Ultra plus; AMD Athlon 2400+ 2.0GHz; 1.5 GB RAM. What can I upgrade to these days?


Hi.

The motherboard has an athlon xp socket, so you can upgrade your processor to an Athlon xp 2800+, that will give you a boost from 2.0 ghz to 2.250 ghz.

The motherboard can accept ddr333 type ram, to a max of 3 gb's of ram.

The ram increase will probably provide you with a better performance boost than the processor will, and it is most likely alot cheaper as well.

I hope this helps you out, and have a good day.

May 30, 2011 | Soyo SY-KT333 DRAGON Ultra Motherboard

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My athalon xp2000 processor died. What can I replace it with that is compatible with k7s5a motherboard?


There are several versions of the K78S5A. The following answer applies only to v.3.x.
CPU: AMD Duron 200Mhz FSB CPU - 950 AMD Duron 266Mhz FSB CPU - 1800
AMD Morgan 200Mhz FSB CPU - 1.3G
AMD Athlon 200Mhz FSB CPU - 1.4G AMD Athlon 266Mhz FSB CPU - 1.4G
AMD Palomino 266Mhz FSB CPU - 1.2G
AMD Athlon XP (0.18u) 266Mhz FSB CPU - 2100+ AMD Athlon XP (0.13u) 266Mhz FSB CPU - 2600+

I hope that helps! Good luck.
GaugeMan

Mar 06, 2011 | EliteGroup K7S5A Pro Motherboard

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Will the ASUS A8V-VM Motherboard Handle DDR2 memory & AMD 64 x2 4000 cpu?


It will not support a DDR2 memory but it will support AMD 64 x2 4000 CPU see specs below..btw your usin socket 939

Memory Supported:
2 x DIMM, Max. 2 GB, DDR 400/333/266 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory, Dual Channel memory architecture

Socket 939 Supported processors :
Sempron / Sempron 64 (1.8 GHz - 2 GHz, or 3000+ - 3500+)
Athlon 64 (1.8 GHz - 2.4 GHz, or 3000+ - 4000+)
Athlon 64 X2 (2 GHz - 2.4 GHz, or 3800+ - 4800+)
Athlon 64 FX (FX-53 - FX-60)
Opteron (1.8 GHz - 3 GHz, or model 144 - model 156)
Dual-Core Opteron (1.8 GHz - 2.6 GHz, or model 165 - model 185)

Jun 29, 2010 | ASUS A8V-VM Motherboard

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Increasing Memory Ram


According to the memory configurator at www.crucial.com your motherboard has two RAM slots that can handle one gig of PC2700 RAM each.

Look here for more information.
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=MS-6390

Aug 28, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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EliteGroup K7S5A (does not say pro on the board)


According to their website, the board can take:

AMD Athlon XP (Throughbred up to XP2600+)
AMD Athlon (including Thunderbird)
AMD Duron (including Morgan)


You can then overclock the processor with a BIOS upgrade available at http://www.ocworkbench.com/2002/ecs/k7s5abios/cheepobios.htm.

It has one 4X AGP slot so it can take any AGP video card, assuming the card is backwards compatible (8x -> 4x).

Jan 13, 2008 | EliteGroup K7S5A Pro Motherboard

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PROCESSOR


Your M/B support Socket 462 (also called Socket A) is a PGA socket designed for AMD K7 family of processors. This socket can be used with AMD Athlon and Duron processors ranging in speed from 600 MHz to 2200 MHz (3200+) and with bus frequences ranging from 100 MHz to 200 MHz (400 MHz DDR)

Athlon (Socket A) (600 MHz - 1400 MHz)
Athlon XP (1333 MHz - 2333 MHz, or 1500+ - 3200+)
Athlon MP (1000 MHz - 2133 MHz)
Duron (550 MHz - 1800 MHz)
Sempron (socket A) (1500 MHz - 2200 MHz, or 2200+ - 3300+)
Mobile Athlon 4 (850 MHz - 1400 MHz)
Mobile Athlon XP-M (Socket A) (1200 MHz - 2200 MHz, or 1400+ - 3000+)
Mobile Duron (650 MHz - 1200 MHz)

I Recommend to go for Athlon XP with good cooling fan. :)

Dec 18, 2007 | EliteGroup K7AMA Motherboard

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K7VT2 with a AMD Duron 1.30 GHz CPU.


Depends on which AMD processor you would use. If Duron you could go to 1.8Ghz. If you use Athlon XP you could go to 3200+. Athlon MP 2.1Ghz and regular Athlon 1.4Ghz.

Nov 13, 2007 | Asrock K7VT2 Motherboard

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JetwayV266b (REV: 3.00) - Max processor speed??


Design ATX form factor 4 layers PCB size: 30.5x24.4cm Chipset VIA KT266A/VT8233A Chipset CPU Socket Support AMD Athlon 700MHz∼1.4GHz processor Support AMD Athlon XP 1500+ 2600+ processor Support AMD Duron 600MHz 1.3GHz processor Support 200MHz/266MHz (Double Data Rate) Front Side Bus frequency processors Reserves support for future AMD processors 2600+ is the highest it will go. http://www.machspeed.com/manuals/VIPER/V266B.pdf page 3

Sep 17, 2007 | Jetway V266B Motherboard

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