What speed CPU should I look for with this mobo?

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  1. NickStam

    NickStam Buy Low, Sell High

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    ASUS A7V400-MX

    It currently has a 1.3 Duron

    The manual says

    Socket A for AMD XP Processors Thoroughbred/Barton core.

    What should i be looking at? This box is not used for gaming.
     
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    get a chip that suites your needs. what are you doing with it?

    fwiw, that mobo will take any socket 462 chip with a 266 or 333MHz FSB, which brings you to a max of an Athlon XP 3000+.
     
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    NickStam Buy Low, Sell High

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    I just download and burn stuff. I occasionally watch a dvd on it as well.
     
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    just grab a cheap barton or thorton. Such as a Sempron 2400+ or Athlon XP 2600+. You can usually find em cheap.
     
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    The sempron is like half the price of the athlon xp. If i don't plan on overclocking, should I be concerned with the Sempron?
     
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    if you're not gonna oc or play games, the sempron is a good "home-use" chip. I say that to mean it's great for burning cds, surfing the net, email, office-use, etc.
     

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