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Created On: 10/23/2007 10:55 PM
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 10/23/2007 10:55 PM
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jfen07
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Howdy, was just given a "new" soltek SL-75DRV mobo and figured I turn it into a homework comp or garage comp. According to the manual it's compatible with Duron and Thunderbird CPUs, any chance I can squeak an athlon XP in?

I'm still relatively new to the older technology and when I see "Socket A" I just figured it meant all socket As...now not so sure about the athlon xps.

Here is the link to the manual if you're interested: http://www.motherboards.org/fi...manuals/118/75drv.pdf

If xp's are out...what are the best options I should be combing ebay for?

Thanks for the help!
 10/24/2007 12:27 PM
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up to an Athlon XP2100+, Palomino core should go fine.

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 10/24/2007 01:45 PM
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Thanks, is that my best bang for buck? I plan on OC'ing it as much as is safely possible....
 10/24/2007 03:35 PM
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Afaik, Palomino core XPs are not very good overclockers.

Found some more info re this motherboard's CPU support, there are some
details re the version of the board. I hope it helps!

http://www.soltek.de/soltek/FA..._CPU_Support_List.pdf

http://www.soltek.de/soltek/FAQ/75DRV.htm

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 10/24/2007 05:18 PM
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Awesome, great find....any idea what that red dot would look like? In the bottom left corner of the mobo, down to the left of the 5th PCI slot (bottom one) there is a small round yellow sticker with red writing on it. Says: S.L/QC/OK/44 That's not what they mean by a red dot is it?
 10/25/2007 06:25 PM
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if its 133(266) FSB it can support the Athlon XP, its just a question of will the bios recognize it and does your voltage regulator operate in the XP specs, palomino would be fine, not sure about T-Bred as it mainly comes to the regulator

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 10/26/2007 06:37 PM
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Sorry to persist on this but the above link by go_for says it's not supported unless there is a red dot....I don't see the red dot, do you think the palomino will still work?
 10/27/2007 01:45 AM
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I am not sure about this, but I think the red dot should be a fairly obvious marking, using a red label or paint.

There could yet be a chance the Palomino works though, but its a flip of a coin.

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 10/27/2007 02:48 AM
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Thunderbird and Palamino are 100% compatabile, your only issue will be SEE may not be supported or data prefetch on your motherboard, but physically it will read the CPU fine. It will say AThlon unknown or similar but both Tbird and Palamino are 1.75V

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 10/31/2007 05:47 PM
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That's great news for me...so, even without that red dot it should be ok for the Palamino and Thunderbird?

Stupid question, what is "SEE"?
 10/31/2007 08:18 PM
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well its just instructions really, SSE was known as KNI or Kamati New Instruction. It just adds some 3d preformance to your CPU, but on the AMD its call 3dNow Professional lol

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 01/08/2008 05:26 PM
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Hi guys, just wondering if your experience with the Palomino and the Soltek SL-75DRV went well.

I was thinking of upgrading my Athlon 1.2 GHz. Don't think I have the red dot, but some here seem to say it shouldn't matter because of the similarities in architecture.

Thanks.
 03/03/2008 04:14 PM
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Can anyone out there answer my question?
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