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Better processor i have a km4m amd athlon motherboard with a 2400+ 2.00ghz processor. what is the fastest processor i can get with this motherboard and where can i get it?

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Not sure which family of AMD Athlon you mean, probably just Athlon, not AthlonXP or other, but I do know that 2400+ isn't 2.00ghz, however, that aside, there are alot of processors supported by this motherboard, but in specific families.

This is a link to MSI's website and the CPU Compatibility list for this Motherboard. The AthlonXP 3000+ w/ 166/333 FSB is the Fastest this board will support, and as to where you can find it, there are numerous online stores that may still carry this. A few to check would be CDW (, TigerDirect (, NewEgg ( and ChiefValue ( to name a few. These are all sites that I have personally done business with to know they are legitimate companies.

Hope this helps!


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