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 04/13/2004 08:50 PM
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I have an MSI- MS6340 Motherboard, and was told that a Duron1.6 would work with this board, so I bought the cpu.

So, my question is, If this board does support it like I was told, how do i set it up?

Thanks for the help
 04/14/2004 05:12 AM
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If your source of info was correct, just stick it in, boot into CMOS (hit your 'Delete' key right after the first 'beep', and change CPU and memory speeds to 133/133
The rest (VCore voltage), is automatic.

Any problems, come back here.

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I have no idea how old this info is, other than the BIOS version used for the test:

This is from MSI's global site

MS-6340/6340M' ">

BIOS Version: W6340VMS.470

According to MSI the Duron 1600 won't run, and there's a whole pack of other 133/266FSB CPU's that won't either? Seems to contradict the info given on MSI's US site:' ">

• Athlon XP (Socket A) to 1900+
• Athlon (Socket A) to 1.4GHz
• Duron (Socket A) to 950MHz

A Duron 1600 actually runs at 1600MHz (12 x 133), and from the information above the max. CPU speed you can obtain is a XP1900+

XP 1900:

12 x
3 variations:
Palomino core: (1500 - 2100+) 1.75 v
Thoroughbred "A" core (1700 - 2100+) 1.50 - 1.65v
Thoroughbred "C" core (1700 - 2400+) 1.60 - 1.65v

Duron 1600:

12 x
1.5v Core

I think the problem arises with the core voltage. I am not sure your board would recognise the Duron 1600 and set the core voltage accordingly - sorry for not having more concrete info but this is a grey area for me.

I would ignore the MSI CPU chart, and first get into the <latest> BIOS with your current CPU. See if you can alter the core voltage as low as possible. The Duron 1600 is a pretty good over-clocker but if you can only run "Palomino" core XP's then that may be risky.

Some Duron 1600 overclocking - raised core voltages:

http://forums.extremeoverclock...arch...dex.php/t-68315' ">http://forums.extremeoverclock...hive/index.php/t-68315

Hope some of this info helps you out.

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