Bought a processor...

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Avid, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Avid
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    While I went with my mother on garage sale hunting, I found a never-before-used AMD Athlon XP processor. Well, to be honest, My mom found it. Since she knows I'm into computers, she bought it for USD $5. After doing some research, I found out it is really old. I was wondering if by any chance that there may be some motherboards for this processor? I don't want to waste a new processor. Especially since it's new.
     
  2. Thoob

    Thoob LOLmonade.

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    Any Socket A motherboard should work.
     
  3. Avid
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    Now that I know what type of motherboard it is, it's now time to look for the cheapest one. Thanks, Thoob.
     
  4. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

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    those things date back to the P4 days
     
  5. Alato

    Alato GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey, I fixed up an old PC for a friend with the same processor just a few months ago. Runs at about 1.3 Ghz. Now that he has a job, he can finally afford a better computer though, fortunately.

    But yeah, if you can't find find a motherboard under 10$ either, don't bother. You can probably get a better computer for just around 25$ now.
     
  6. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I picked up a PC with a E1200 and 4GB ram off eBay for £65 including shipping.

    It really isn't worth spending money on an old processor like that, not by the time you get all the components.
     
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