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Hardware Conflicts with Processors

By rawle ·
I am trying to upgrade my CPU and wanted to know if any hardware conflicts were found with the AMD Athlon XP 2200, the AMD Athlon XP 2400 or the Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz?

My OS is Windows 2000 Pro/Server/XP.

Or can you point me in the direction of a good site that will tell me what, if any types of hardware conflicts may occur?

Thanks a million.

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by TheChas In reply to Hardware Conflicts with P ...

I am not aware of any CPU related hardware conflicts, beyond using a non-supported processor in the motherboard.

Keep in mind, that AMD and Intel CPUs require totally different motherboards.

There are various hardware conflicts with some motherboards, and some combinations of plug-in cards.

These conflicts are often 'system' specific.
If you purchase a relatively new motherboard, it is very likely that the motherboard manufacture will create a BIOS update to resolve any 'major' hardware conflicts.

A site that I use for information specifically about VIA chip-set AMD CPU motherboards is:

http://www.sudhian.com/faqs/

If you are planning to buy a pre-configured system, you should not have any hardware conflicts to worry about.

Chas

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by Ann777 In reply to Hardware Conflicts with P ...

Your systemboard will determine whether you upgrade to an AMD processor or an Intel one. If you are not planning on replacing your systemboard, you will need the same type of CPU that is currently in there now.

The CPU's you mention are good CPU's and they will support all the current OSes. You need to check with your current systemboard manufacturer before upgrading anything however. Look at current bus speed and what it'll support. Best to lookup your systemboards' website for specifications on the particular model that you've got.

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Hardware Conflicts with P ...

Many video capture devices insist on genuine Intel processors. Voodoo accellerator cards DO NOT work with Athlon XP processors unless you download Athlon XP specific drivers.

The P4 processor is by far the slowest of the three cpus...yes the Athlons clock at slower speeds but they do more work per clock cycle than Intel cpu's and the latest incarnation of AMD's 3DNow! is 40% better than MMX as implemented on the P4. Other than that, check with hardware manufacturers support web-sites to see if particular devices have issues with certain processors. It will also depend to an extent on the OS you are using. There are many more betas for hardware drivers under Linux than for Windows, but Linux drivers tend to be tuned for particular hardware combinations which have had clashes in users experience.

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by akula In reply to Hardware Conflicts with P ...

CPU conflicts are fairly rare these days. More common are chipset issues. By a large margin, Intel chipsets for the Pentium 4 are the most problem free. Next in line would be VIA or nVidia chipsets for AMD, but I haven't had any problems with either of them. I tend to stay away from ALi and SiS chipsets, as well as VIA for the P4. Just make sure that whatever you get, you install the chipset drivers (not the same as the video/audio drivers).

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by colin_mendonca In reply to Hardware Conflicts with P ...

the kind of motherboard you have will determine the type of processor you can have on your system.
My advice to you is to see if the processor is compatible with the kind of mother board you have.

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