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    Does anyone know a good source for old discontinued computer CPUs, apart from fleabay?
    I'm after an AMD AthlonXP 2300+ (or 2600+) Socket A with fan. Couldn't actually see any the above on ebay, but plenty of Athlon socket A's.
    Any help greatly appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306
    Does anyone know a good source for old discontinued computer CPUs, apart from fleabay?
    I'm after an AMD AthlonXP 2300+ (or 2600+) Socket A with fan. (*Couldn't actually see any the above on ebay, but plenty of Athlon socket A's*).
    Any help greatly appreciated

    Spot the obvious mistake

    You want a Barton and below I presume?

    avoiding 939 and 754 socket types, which is what I thought you meant.

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    have you tried independant computer stores or your local computer fair???

    got all the components for my AMD 64 tower from there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    have you tried independant computer stores or your local computer fair???

    got all the components for my AMD 64 tower from there..
    Never been to one before Mark, I assumed they would be full of more up to date stuff. There is one at Gateshead once a month, I may have a look over
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    they're full of all kinds of stuff mate.. from cutting edge backwards..if theres anywhere i'd go to get bits, thats the place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    they're full of all kinds of stuff mate.. from cutting edge backwards..if theres anywhere i'd go to get bits, thats the place...
    OK mate, that's the place for me then. Cheers Mark
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    no worries gary... if you strike out let me know and i'll hunt down here for you..

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    Ebuyer have one in stock, 2600 barton socket A oem (no fan but they'll have plenty to fit):

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/86433

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    Ebuyer is where I get all my cr4p for the pc from, cheap as chips and very reliable service ...

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    I've been using them for about 4 years, bought tons of stuff off them, never had any problems with them. Had to send things back now and then but never been Ebuyer's fault and always been replaced or refunded with no problems at all.

    If you really search the net you can occaisionally find things cheaper, but they are always my first port of call for ANYTHING technology related.

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