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    problem with Athlon and MSI

    Hi I have an MSI board (K7T266 Pro2) and a new Athlon XP +1700 chip. A month ago my brother somehow "fried" the old +1600 cpu I had in the comp, so I ordered a new +1700 one. The board is supposed to accept up to a +1800 so no problem with the faster cpu.

    Anyway the +1700 Athlon xp does not work in the comp. I dont understand it. The friend +1600 does boot up but crashes all the time.

    Is there something im missing?
    Im using PC2100 256 megs, a 40 gig HD, .. etc.

    and the MSI board has a VIA chipset. The +1700 processor just does not seem to work, and Im certain I am installing it properly.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Humm.. Flash a new BIOS? Try new RAM? Make sure chip works (Try in friends comp)?
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    well thats the thing Sigma, I dont really know anyone that has another Socket A board. I mean its kinda old . Anyway this is the second +1700 CPU I had newegg.com send me.

    And im certain the BIos is the latest. And I doubt the ram also because the comp does BOOT with teh fried +1600 chip (1.4 gig) , the cpu speed says 1050 mhz.. weird stuff. maybe I'll try flashing bois again.. thsnk sigma. BTW try the custom screen install.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Will do on the custom screen It's a XP1700+ so it's 1700+ not a +1700, BTW
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    You have to set the FSB and the CPU Multiplier in your bios to the right settings. I'm not 100% sure, but I think your FSB should be 133, and the CPU Multiplier should be 10.5 or 11 ... You will find them in the Frequency/Voltage section of the BIOS. I have an MSI KT4 Ultra mobo with a XP1800+ and if I try to set the BIOS to accept it, my system just shuts off. So I have it set as a XP1500+ right now because it's the only way it runs.

    It probably is a BIOS upgrade thing, but I built this PC with no floppy, so screw it If you don't know the proper way to flash your BIOS, you should really search for info and read up. It's a really good way to screw your system up if you don't know what you're doing. Hope this helps.

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    I told him that in AIM. It's not that problem tho, it's got to be the board. I ran it past a seinor tech friend of mine, and he said "Board."

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    oh i know the fsb is 133, i dont know what the mutipler was set too BUT.. the new 1700+ cpu wont boot at all.. I'll try the new board.. it better work
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    You need an Athlon XP "Palomino" (an older AMD) processor. You probably bought an XP "Thoroughbred" processor. If you look at this link , you will see that your board does not support the Thoroughbred processor.

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    oh damm your right. thats why it doesnt work, yes I did buy a 'thoroughbred" core processor.. what kinda messed up sh* is that. i guess i have to get a new board.

    Thanks for taking your first post to answer my question
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Originally posted by samc
    Thanks for taking your first post to answer my question
    You're welcome!

    I've been around for about a year now... Lots of good information on this site.

    Back to lurking mode...

    JustMe

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