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 01/08/2006 05:53 PM
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rhassall47
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Hey /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

Desperatley need help. I have an old laptop a "Time 149NE05GB2A"
i want to upgrade it rater than buy a new one cos i want a good'n when i do so cant be bothered spending money on a cheep one for time being as it isnt really used so much at the moment anyway.

it has an AMD-k6-2/450adk cpu (2.1v core/3.3v i/o) in it. what i want to do is find out if there is a better cpu out there that will fit in the same mo board and whether or not i would need a new fan?

cheers
 01/09/2006 07:36 AM
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Please keep to one post. Thanks. /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

(Ref: http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=65327)' ">http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=65327)

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 01/31/2006 03:00 AM
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You say that your processor is running at 2.1v. That is very unusual. In my experience normal K6-2 processors ran mostly at 2.2v except for the 550, which ran at 2.3v. Normal K6-3 processors, I believe ran at 2.4v. K6-(2 or 3) + processors ran at 1.6v, 1.7v 1.8v. & 2.0v depending on type. 2.1v is most commonly used to Overclock K6-(2 or 3) + processors up to 600Mhz.

In any case, the answer to your question is yes, if the bios is capable of recognizing a K6-(2 or 3)+ processor, you can upgrade to one of them. If the bios is not capable of recognizing a + processor, and there is no flash available for it that will make it capable, then things get a little sticky.

I don't know the details of the processor that you have. If it really is a 2.1v core, then it would seem to be one derived from the normal K6-2 line of processors, perhaps handpicked specimens that required slightly lower voltage, that were selected for notebooks. (Speculation) In that case, if your board supports 2.2v - 2.3v, you could probably put a normal K6-2 in there, which would enable you to go as high as 533Mhz, or 550Mhz though you may need to upgrade the cooling to do so, as you would be running higher speed @ higher voltage.

With a K6-(2 or 3)+ processor, (if you can use one), you should not have to upgrade cooling.
 02/04/2006 12:59 PM
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Cheers i will look into that

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Originally posted by: Suzueya
You say that your processor is running at 2.1v. That is very unusual. In my experience normal K6-2 processors ran mostly at 2.2v except for the 550, which ran at 2.3v. Normal K6-3 processors, I believe ran at 2.4v. K6-(2 or 3) + processors ran at 1.6v, 1.7v 1.8v. & 2.0v depending on type. 2.1v is most commonly used to Overclock K6-(2 or 3) + processors up to 600Mhz.

In any case, the answer to your question is yes, if the bios is capable of recognizing a K6-(2 or 3)+ processor, you can upgrade to one of them. If the bios is not capable of recognizing a + processor, and there is no flash available for it that will make it capable, then things get a little sticky.

I don't know the details of the processor that you have. If it really is a 2.1v core, then it would seem to be one derived from the normal K6-2 line of processors, perhaps handpicked specimens that required slightly lower voltage, that were selected for notebooks. (Speculation) In that case, if your board supports 2.2v - 2.3v, you could probably put a normal K6-2 in there, which would enable you to go as high as 533Mhz, or 550Mhz though you may need to upgrade the cooling to do so, as you would be running higher speed @ higher voltage.

With a K6-(2 or 3)+ processor, (if you can use one), you should not have to upgrade cooling.


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