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Created On: 06/19/2005 09:05 AM
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 06/19/2005 09:05 AM
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hempatnaik
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I have a socket A/462 motherboard of MSI make(ms 6378 ver 1).after running for abt 4 years my athlon 1.2G burnt recently. MOBO is ok.Internal bus speed is 200/266 Mhz and FSB is 100/133Mhz

Can i use a Athlon XP 2100+/Sempron eventhough the FSB do not match. will it run? Any other alternatives please?
 06/19/2005 09:27 AM
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The way to find out is go to MSI and look for your old MB and read the specs That will tell you what the board can handel.

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 06/19/2005 10:32 AM
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Figure out what chipset your motherboard has got. That is usually a good indicator. The manufacturer's website won't list unofficial CPU supporting, meaning that even if it can run CPUs meant for faster FSB speeds, they won't tell you.

If it can't take newer CPUs, you could still put a second hand Thunderbird in it.

How'd your CPU burn out? That usually won't happen unless it hasn't been cooled properly.

 06/20/2005 02:15 AM
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below is the specs of my MOBO

Chipset

• VIA® KLE133 Chipset
- FSB @ 100 / 133 (200/266)MHz
- Integrated Trident Blade 2D/3D video accelerator
- PCI advanced high performance memory controller
- Support PC 100/133 SDRAM, VCM & ESDRAM technology

• VIA® VT82C686A / 686B Chipset
- Enhanced Power Management Features
- Integrated Super I/O (FDC, LPT, COM 1/2 and IR)
- Dual bus Master IDE Ultra DMA 33/66 (686B supports up to Ultra DMA 100)
- Integrated Hardware Soundblaster
- Direct Sound AC97 Audio
- ACPI

FSB

• Support 100/133MHz(200/266MHz Internal System Bus)

Main Memory

• Supports four memory banks using two 168-pin unbuffered DIMM.
• Supports a maximum memory size of 1GB (256MB DRAM technology).
• Supports 3.3v SDRAM DIMM.
• NO support ECC Function.

can go for an athlon xp 2200+ or a semprom may be as i have socket A/462 slot,although the specs of both the pocs do not match my motherboards specs in FSB's.

thanx for the replies

 06/21/2005 02:03 PM
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As you can see on this page, newer versions of your motherboard are listed as supporting an Athlon XP Thoroughbred, but yours is not:
http://www.msi-computer.co.jp/...cpus...rt/athlonxp.htm' ">http://www.msi-computer.co.jp/...pusupport/athlonxp.htm

It might be that a small minority of your motherboard revision are unstable with Athlon XPs, or that they forgot to ever update the list, or that none at all can work on your motherboard.

An Athlon XP Palomino would probably be more likely to work than an Athlon XP Thoroughbred.

It'd be better to go for an Athlon XP if you can, as Semprons are meant for 166MHz front side bus, which means that even if it does work, it won't work at full speed; a Sempron will have a lower multiplier.

If speed is not really important to you and you're on a budget, it'd be easier to buy a second hand 1GHz Athlon for a fairly low price, as that's sure to work.

Otherwise, I suggest you try before you buy an Athlon XP for your motherboard. Maybe a friend could test their chip in your computer? Whatever you do, make sure the latest bios is installed first.
 06/21/2005 02:21 PM
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4 year old socket A board huh...how's the caps look on it...

Dead caps can lead to burnt up processors...

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