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lhys09915 May 11, 2002 05:00 AM

cpu for k7s5a mother board
 
whats the best cpu for the k7s5a motherboard?currently using amd athlon thunderbird 1300mhz.just wanting to know if it will take any larger?

Roger Moore May 11, 2002 05:26 AM

Have a look in the motherboard instruction book to see what speed it can take.


Roger

CHR15 May 11, 2002 06:04 AM

Have a look at the CPU Socket. If there is an XP sticker on there, it will take the XP Processors.

The best value one at the moment I think is the XP1800

Lazza May 11, 2002 06:38 AM

As CHR15 said really.

But no xp stickers mean you will only be able to go upto a max of a 1.4 Athlon. There is no provision even for a BIOS update to make your board take the "XP" chips either as the newer XP boards were revised quite substantialy.

Dave2986 May 16, 2002 01:09 PM

i think that the k7s5a will take all amd cpu's (with a bios update)

Lazza May 16, 2002 05:21 PM

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Dave2986 [/i]
[B]i think that the k7s5a will take all amd cpu's (with a bios update) [/B][/QUOTE]
Sadly they do not i'm afraid. Check out ********forum.ocworkbench.com/ocwbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=27&SUBMIT=Go for any more info on this. Any of the earlier mobos without the xp stickers next to the chipslot will not take anything higher than a 1.4 Thunderbird Athlon.

HTH :)


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