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July 11, 2001 4:00:03 AM

i am planning on upgrading and i've found a tbird 1.2 ghz with 200mhz fsb the motherboard it comes with is a ECS K7VZA heres the link to it
i have pc 100 sdram and my friend told me it would not run at full speed does anybody know if this is true

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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2001 4:17:37 AM

Basically what your friend meant, (I don't know him, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt) is that you won't be getting as much memory bandwidth. PC100 SDRAM runs slower than PC133 SDRAM. Personally, if I was upgrading at this point, I'd wait for a decent 266 FSB/DDR board for the Athlon4, unless you really need something zippier than your current PC setup.

July 11, 2001 4:20:20 AM

what he was saying is that with that motherboard the processor would not run at 1.2 ghz
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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2001 9:11:24 AM

Why 200mhz fsb??? Why not go for 266???
July 12, 2001 6:10:56 AM

Unless the board is version 3.0, it only supports 100/200mhz FSB.

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a b V Motherboard
July 12, 2001 6:21:14 AM

Well, if the board supports a chip up to that speed, you better be damn skippy you're gonna get that speed. A board can't support a 1.2 GHz CPU and not run the chip at 1.2 GHz. There would be no point saying it supports it. LOL, our board supports 1.2 ghz CPUS, but they can't run any faster than 900 MHz. As per the link, it supports up to 1.2 GHz TBirds. I'd call them if you can get a number, usually if you tell the salespeople you're interested in buying, they'll be more than happy to assist you with any technical questions.