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AMD Athlon XP equiv. to Intel Pentium 4 1.3ghz

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Aight, I need the AMD Athlon XP equivalent to the Intel Pentium 4 1.3GHz...I realized I needed a new graphics card on this comp...and I just got a $50 check late for my birthday...a ATI Radeon 9200 128MB video card is only $48...I pull out my old Deus Ex II which I can't play because my stupid Dell has the only graphics card it won't work with (GeForce MX)...and I see the only other thing I need is CPU...but Intel is a bit outta my price range...AMDs look a lot cheaper...though problem is if it'd work with my mobo and stuff...since the rest of my comp is so old...can anyone gimme any help here? I can lower the graphics card a bit if I need some cash...but that has to be a 'GeForce 3TI/4TI/FX or Radeon 8500/9xxx or higher (pixel shader required)'...and I've still got some money coming sometime from another aunt...she's always late with these things :P...but currently I've only got a total of about $90...oh, and whatever I get has to be MDK 9.2 compatible...

 

so...any possibility whatsoever of this happening, or am I tottaly insane? :P

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if your motherboard takes a pentium 4 you'd have to buy a brand new mobo to change to AMD XP. I suggest the AMD XP 1600+.

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the moment you need to upgrade the mobo or more than 3 important parts. build/buy a new system

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First of all... a Pentium 4 1.3 ghz? Does such a beast actually exist? It has to be really slow since P4 architecture is designed for high clock rate. Heck.. it didn't even become a contender until it broke the 2 ghz barrier.

 

Anyway, if you are set on AMD system, an XP2500+ Barton version seems to be the best deal, but with the change in cpu architecture, you will need to change your motherboard too.

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You may also need to get different RAM, if that Intel uses rambus. AMD Athlon XP mobos (most) use DDR, while some older ones also use PC133 (DDR or PC133).

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crap...new mobo means new case...and that means I'm back in the $200 range... :(

oh well...I suppose this will have to wait...a long time...lol

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though problem is if it'd work with my mobo and stuff...since the rest of my comp is so old...can anyone gimme any help here?

 

Your Pentium 4 1.3GHz is a Socket 423 Pentium so even the newer Pentium in the market wont work. You might still be able to find an older Pentim somewhere though (last produced 2 years ago). You memory is also either SDRAM or RDRAM.... both of which wont work with a motherboard that supports an XP2500+.

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