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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2005 12:28:53 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Project - replace old Asus A7V266E m/b, re-use existing processor, video
card and RAM memory chips
Limitations - cash ( I'm a pensioner)
- in-depth knowledge of bus speeds, clock speeds, cache etc
Following is pasted extract from Everest report on current set-up -
intention is to re-use these components on new NF7-S2 board (from Dabs.com
at £36)

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1533 MHz (11.5 x 133) 1800+.
Field Value
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64 MB)
System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM) - in 2 DIMMs, 256mb + 512mb

PROBLEM -see
http://www.dabs.com/uk/productview?quicklinx=3G0Z&refer... - this links
to the Dabs page, which includes customer comments on this board. I'm
concerned about the compatability of my NVidia card - one review at bottom
of the Dabs page says there's an inherent fault which cancels the L2 cache
and slows the system down - well known and documented ???

It is, I believe, within my capability to do the actual work. I've already
d/l the m/b manual. I'm comfortable adding cards, drives, memory and BIOS
changes, just never "built" a pc in its entirety before.

If anyone has the time and inclination to respond, it will be appreciated.

Am I correct in thinking that as most of my kit is 133mhz, (rather slower
than the Abit board speeds), it will be OK because the board system/BIOS
will slow down to that frequency/speed automatically - or am I running the
risk of "frying" the board and/or kit?

Existing PC power is more than adequate for my needs, but for 2 minor but
insoluble problems - Asus on-board sound chip is faulty, can't record
properly in MS-ppt, and I cannot get added USB2 card to work except at USB1
speed (have USB2 card and XP driver for it - system says it's working, it's
not). After several months trying, new m/b is the effective workaround
PROVIDED existing hardware can be re-used without problem.

One last question - the physical USB extension ports on the case and their
wiring/connectors - they WILL work with the USB2 chip (there's no difference
in the actual physical wire and sockets, it's just the USB chip that's
different)?

More about : plse nf7 athlon xp1800

Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2005 1:26:02 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

In article <9ATDe.149$w26.16@newsfe2-win.ntli.net>, nospam@thank.you
says...
> intention is to re-use these components on new NF7-S2 board (from Dabs.com
> at £36)

Why not use a NF7 - S v2.0? I believe it's the better board.

> CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1533 MHz (11.5 x 133) 1800+.
> Field Value
> Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64 MB)
> System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM) - in 2 DIMMs, 256mb + 512mb
>
> PROBLEM -see
> http://www.dabs.com/uk/productview?quicklinx=3G0Z&refer... - this links
> to the Dabs page, which includes customer comments on this board. I'm
> concerned about the compatability of my NVidia card - one review at bottom
> of the Dabs page says there's an inherent fault which cancels the L2 cache
> and slows the system down - well known and documented ???

I've run that combination of mobo well, erm, the NF7-S v2.0 and a
Gigabyte Geforce2MX400, for over a year without any problems whatsoever.
Recently updated to a Radeon 9600XT and it's made no difference to
system speed. (hell of a lot to gfx speed, though <g>).


> Am I correct in thinking that as most of my kit is 133mhz, (rather slower
> than the Abit board speeds), it will be OK because the board system/BIOS
> will slow down to that frequency/speed automatically - or am I running the
> risk of "frying" the board and/or kit?

Should work fine.

> Existing PC power is more than adequate for my needs, but for 2 minor but
> insoluble problems - Asus on-board sound chip is faulty, can't record
> properly in MS-ppt,

The NF7-S has much better sound than the NF7-S2 unless I am very much
mistaken. I have never tried recording with it though.

and I cannot get added USB2 card to work except at USB1
> speed (have USB2 card and XP driver for it - system says it's working, it's
> not). After several months trying, new m/b is the effective workaround
> PROVIDED existing hardware can be re-used without problem.

You are aware that you need XP Service Pack 1 for USB2 to work
correctly? Vanilla XP just won't do it - several of us on nz.comp tried
a lot of stuff in vain some long while ago.

h.t.h. -Peter
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2005 1:26:03 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Peter, in order -
> Why NF7-S2 vs NF7-Sv2.0 ? 'cos Dabs.com don't offer the NF7-Sv2.0, and
> the only real difference I see is the better sound spec. No benefit since
> my set-up is 2 speakers, and no desire for better. I'd already "solved"
> the prob by disabling the on-board sound chip, adding Audigy sound card,
> which will now be redundant, I guess.

> Graphics card comments - sounds positive ... my N-Videa card is adequate
> for my display needs. I'm not into intensive graphics games/apps, just
> digital photos.

> USB2 "needs SP1" - my OS is XP-Pro w/SP2 and all later updates via
> Automatic Update Mgr. Never heard of Vanilla XP ( is that NZ terminology
> for virgin XP OS without updates? ). Asus board only has USB1. I added a
> USB2 2-port card and driver, which worked fine in XPHome. After hdd
> failure, upgraded to XPPro on new hdd, since then, no USB2, despite System
> Mgr saying it's there and working - it ain't.

Many thanks for your input, it's helpful.
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(answer below)

















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Thanks again for yr help!

"Peter Huebner" <no.one@this.address> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d4ada1652c1d370989892@news.nzl.ihugultra.co.nz...
In article <9ATDe.149$w26.16@newsfe2-win.ntli.net>, nospam@thank.you
says...
> intention is to re-use these components on new NF7-S2 board (from Dabs.com
> at £36)

Why not use a NF7 - S v2.0? I believe it's the better board.

> CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1533 MHz (11.5 x 133) 1800+.
> Field Value
> Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64 MB)
> System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM) - in 2 DIMMs, 256mb + 512mb
>
> PROBLEM -see
> http://www.dabs.com/uk/productview?quicklinx=3G0Z&refer... - this
> links
> to the Dabs page, which includes customer comments on this board. I'm
> concerned about the compatability of my NVidia card - one review at bottom
> of the Dabs page says there's an inherent fault which cancels the L2 cache
> and slows the system down - well known and documented ???

I've run that combination of mobo well, erm, the NF7-S v2.0 and a
Gigabyte Geforce2MX400, for over a year without any problems whatsoever.
Recently updated to a Radeon 9600XT and it's made no difference to
system speed. (hell of a lot to gfx speed, though <g>).


> Am I correct in thinking that as most of my kit is 133mhz, (rather slower
> than the Abit board speeds), it will be OK because the board system/BIOS
> will slow down to that frequency/speed automatically - or am I running the
> risk of "frying" the board and/or kit?

Should work fine.

> Existing PC power is more than adequate for my needs, but for 2 minor but
> insoluble problems - Asus on-board sound chip is faulty, can't record
> properly in MS-ppt,

The NF7-S has much better sound than the NF7-S2 unless I am very much
mistaken. I have never tried recording with it though.

and I cannot get added USB2 card to work except at USB1
> speed (have USB2 card and XP driver for it - system says it's working,
> it's
> not). After several months trying, new m/b is the effective workaround
> PROVIDED existing hardware can be re-used without problem.

You are aware that you need XP Service Pack 1 for USB2 to work
correctly? Vanilla XP just won't do it - several of us on nz.comp tried
a lot of stuff in vain some long while ago.

h.t.h. -Peter
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2005 9:40:52 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

I have this same board with this same video card, and I've had no problems
with the L2 cache not working. (I've checked it using both WCPUID and
CPU-Z.) Originally I had an Athlon XP2100+ installed, but then I upgraded
to a XP3200+. All is well. You can change the FSB on the motherboard to
match that of your processor. (My XP2100+ ran at 266, FSB setting 133. The
XP3200+ runs at 400, FSB setting 200.) Use RAM setting Auto instead of By
Spd, and the RAM will run at the same speed as the FSB.

Regards,

Margaret

"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
news:9ATDe.149$w26.16@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
> Project - replace old Asus A7V266E m/b, re-use existing processor, video
> card and RAM memory chips
> Limitations - cash ( I'm a pensioner)
> - in-depth knowledge of bus speeds, clock speeds, cache
> etc
> Following is pasted extract from Everest report on current set-up -
> intention is to re-use these components on new NF7-S2 board (from Dabs.com
> at £36)
>
> CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1533 MHz (11.5 x 133) 1800+.
> Field Value
> Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64 MB)
> System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM) - in 2 DIMMs, 256mb + 512mb
>
> PROBLEM -see
> http://www.dabs.com/uk/productview?quicklinx=3G0Z&refer... - this
> links to the Dabs page, which includes customer comments on this board.
> I'm concerned about the compatability of my NVidia card - one review at
> bottom of the Dabs page says there's an inherent fault which cancels the
> L2 cache and slows the system down - well known and documented ???
>
> It is, I believe, within my capability to do the actual work. I've already
> d/l the m/b manual. I'm comfortable adding cards, drives, memory and BIOS
> changes, just never "built" a pc in its entirety before.
>
> If anyone has the time and inclination to respond, it will be appreciated.
>
> Am I correct in thinking that as most of my kit is 133mhz, (rather slower
> than the Abit board speeds), it will be OK because the board system/BIOS
> will slow down to that frequency/speed automatically - or am I running the
> risk of "frying" the board and/or kit?
>
> Existing PC power is more than adequate for my needs, but for 2 minor but
> insoluble problems - Asus on-board sound chip is faulty, can't record
> properly in MS-ppt, and I cannot get added USB2 card to work except at
> USB1 speed (have USB2 card and XP driver for it - system says it's
> working, it's not). After several months trying, new m/b is the effective
> workaround PROVIDED existing hardware can be re-used without problem.
>
> One last question - the physical USB extension ports on the case and their
> wiring/connectors - they WILL work with the USB2 chip (there's no
> difference in the actual physical wire and sockets, it's just the USB chip
> that's different)?
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 23, 2005 4:14:25 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Thanks, Margaret, sounds good to me.

"Margaret Wilson" <twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote in message
news:D brp110lp3@news3.newsguy.com...
>I have this same board with this same video card, and I've had no problems
>with the L2 cache not working. (I've checked it using both WCPUID and
>CPU-Z.) Originally I had an Athlon XP2100+ installed, but then I upgraded
>to a XP3200+. All is well. You can change the FSB on the motherboard to
>match that of your processor. (My XP2100+ ran at 266, FSB setting 133.
>The XP3200+ runs at 400, FSB setting 200.) Use RAM setting Auto instead of
>By Spd, and the RAM will run at the same speed as the FSB.
>
> Regards,
>
> Margaret
>
> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
> news:9ATDe.149$w26.16@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>> Project - replace old Asus A7V266E m/b, re-use existing processor, video
>> card and RAM memory chips
>> Limitations - cash ( I'm a pensioner)
>> - in-depth knowledge of bus speeds, clock speeds, cache
>> etc
>> Following is pasted extract from Everest report on current set-up -
>> intention is to re-use these components on new NF7-S2 board (from
>> Dabs.com at £36)
>>
>> CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1533 MHz (11.5 x 133) 1800+.
>> Field Value
>> Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64 MB)
>> System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM) - in 2 DIMMs, 256mb + 512mb
>>
>> PROBLEM -see
>> http://www.dabs.com/uk/productview?quicklinx=3G0Z&refer... - this
>> links to the Dabs page, which includes customer comments on this board.
>> I'm concerned about the compatability of my NVidia card - one review at
>> bottom of the Dabs page says there's an inherent fault which cancels the
>> L2 cache and slows the system down - well known and documented ???
>>
>> It is, I believe, within my capability to do the actual work. I've
>> already d/l the m/b manual. I'm comfortable adding cards, drives, memory
>> and BIOS changes, just never "built" a pc in its entirety before.
>>
>> If anyone has the time and inclination to respond, it will be
>> appreciated.
>>
>> Am I correct in thinking that as most of my kit is 133mhz, (rather slower
>> than the Abit board speeds), it will be OK because the board system/BIOS
>> will slow down to that frequency/speed automatically - or am I running
>> the risk of "frying" the board and/or kit?
>>
>> Existing PC power is more than adequate for my needs, but for 2 minor but
>> insoluble problems - Asus on-board sound chip is faulty, can't record
>> properly in MS-ppt, and I cannot get added USB2 card to work except at
>> USB1 speed (have USB2 card and XP driver for it - system says it's
>> working, it's not). After several months trying, new m/b is the effective
>> workaround PROVIDED existing hardware can be re-used without problem.
>>
>> One last question - the physical USB extension ports on the case and
>> their wiring/connectors - they WILL work with the USB2 chip (there's no
>> difference in the actual physical wire and sockets, it's just the USB
>> chip that's different)?
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 23, 2005 4:19:03 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

In article <dbrp110lp3@news3.newsguy.com>, twokatmew@nospam.msn.com
says...
>
> I have this same board with this same video card, and I've had no problems
> with the L2 cache not working. (I've checked it using both WCPUID and
> CPU-Z.) Originally I had an Athlon XP2100+ installed, but then I upgraded
> to a XP3200+. All is well. You can change the FSB on the motherboard to
> match that of your processor. (My XP2100+ ran at 266, FSB setting 133. The
> XP3200+ runs at 400, FSB setting 200.) Use RAM setting Auto instead of By
> Spd, and the RAM will run at the same speed as the FSB.
>
> Regards,
>
> Margaret

Except you probably need higher specced ram to do that than what he's
got. Might result in not booting or lots of BSoDs. Could get lucky, of
course, but pushing 133 RAM to run at 200 is adventurous I think :-)

(I may have misunderstood the O.P. but I was under the impression that
he has 133MHz RAM ).

-P.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 23, 2005 4:19:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I was not suggesting that he run his RAM faster
than spec. The "Auto" setting causes the RAM to run at the same speed as
the FSB setting. I didn't get the impression he was going to overclock, as
this is not an overclocker's board. But your point about not pushing RAM
beyond its limits is well taken. :-)

Regards,

Margaret

"Peter Huebner" <no.one@this.address> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d4c54212f96ba93989894@news.nzl.ihugultra.co.nz...
> In article <dbrp110lp3@news3.newsguy.com>, twokatmew@nospam.msn.com
> says...
>>
>> I have this same board with this same video card, and I've had no
>> problems
>> with the L2 cache not working. (I've checked it using both WCPUID and
>> CPU-Z.) Originally I had an Athlon XP2100+ installed, but then I
>> upgraded
>> to a XP3200+. All is well. You can change the FSB on the motherboard to
>> match that of your processor. (My XP2100+ ran at 266, FSB setting 133.
>> The
>> XP3200+ runs at 400, FSB setting 200.) Use RAM setting Auto instead of
>> By
>> Spd, and the RAM will run at the same speed as the FSB.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Margaret
>
> Except you probably need higher specced ram to do that than what he's
> got. Might result in not booting or lots of BSoDs. Could get lucky, of
> course, but pushing 133 RAM to run at 200 is adventurous I think :-)
>
> (I may have misunderstood the O.P. but I was under the impression that
> he has 133MHz RAM ).
>
> -P.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 23, 2005 6:41:58 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Peter, forgive a dumb question, but we all have to learn -
Yes, my current RAM is 133, and no, I wouldn't even know how to attempt
over-clocking.
I was thinking(hoping) that I could just install my 2 RAM chips, and the
board BIOS would automatically detect and run it at 133 - are you saying
that this is not true?

As a relative novice - all I wanted to do to permanently solve 2
non-critical probs with my aged ASUS-based pc. This ABIT m/b is at modest
cost,. Re-use existing AMD 1800+ CPU, memory and graphics ( i.e. total cost,
just the m/b).
If 768mb RAM also has to be replaced, then it's not economically viable,
unless/until major failure of the Asus noard or CPU - system is more than
adequate for my needs, it's really non-function of the added USB2 card which
triggered this.




"Peter Huebner" <no.one@this.address> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d4c54212f96ba93989894@news.nzl.ihugultra.co.nz...
> In article <dbrp110lp3@news3.newsguy.com>, twokatmew@nospam.msn.com
> says...
>>
>> I have this same board with this same video card, and I've had no
>> problems
>> with the L2 cache not working. (I've checked it using both WCPUID and
>> CPU-Z.) Originally I had an Athlon XP2100+ installed, but then I
>> upgraded
>> to a XP3200+. All is well. You can change the FSB on the motherboard to
>> match that of your processor. (My XP2100+ ran at 266, FSB setting 133.
>> The
>> XP3200+ runs at 400, FSB setting 200.) Use RAM setting Auto instead of
>> By
>> Spd, and the RAM will run at the same speed as the FSB.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Margaret
>
> Except you probably need higher specced ram to do that than what he's
> got. Might result in not booting or lots of BSoDs. Could get lucky, of
> course, but pushing 133 RAM to run at 200 is adventurous I think :-)
>
> (I may have misunderstood the O.P. but I was under the impression that
> he has 133MHz RAM ).
>
> -P.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 23, 2005 7:21:24 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

You should be able to use your existing RAM and CPU with this board. Set
the FSB to 133, and memory to "Auto." Both will run at 266FSB, which is
correct for your components.

Regards,

Margaret


"Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
news:WGsEe.14749$Ag3.4112@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
> Peter, forgive a dumb question, but we all have to learn -
> Yes, my current RAM is 133, and no, I wouldn't even know how to attempt
> over-clocking.
> I was thinking(hoping) that I could just install my 2 RAM chips, and the
> board BIOS would automatically detect and run it at 133 - are you saying
> that this is not true?
>
> As a relative novice - all I wanted to do to permanently solve 2
> non-critical probs with my aged ASUS-based pc. This ABIT m/b is at modest
> cost,. Re-use existing AMD 1800+ CPU, memory and graphics ( i.e. total
> cost, just the m/b).
> If 768mb RAM also has to be replaced, then it's not economically viable,
> unless/until major failure of the Asus noard or CPU - system is more than
> adequate for my needs, it's really non-function of the added USB2 card
> which triggered this.
>
>
>
>
> "Peter Huebner" <no.one@this.address> wrote in message
> news:MPG.1d4c54212f96ba93989894@news.nzl.ihugultra.co.nz...
>> In article <dbrp110lp3@news3.newsguy.com>, twokatmew@nospam.msn.com
>> says...
>>>
>>> I have this same board with this same video card, and I've had no
>>> problems
>>> with the L2 cache not working. (I've checked it using both WCPUID and
>>> CPU-Z.) Originally I had an Athlon XP2100+ installed, but then I
>>> upgraded
>>> to a XP3200+. All is well. You can change the FSB on the motherboard
>>> to
>>> match that of your processor. (My XP2100+ ran at 266, FSB setting 133.
>>> The
>>> XP3200+ runs at 400, FSB setting 200.) Use RAM setting Auto instead of
>>> By
>>> Spd, and the RAM will run at the same speed as the FSB.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Margaret
>>
>> Except you probably need higher specced ram to do that than what he's
>> got. Might result in not booting or lots of BSoDs. Could get lucky, of
>> course, but pushing 133 RAM to run at 200 is adventurous I think :-)
>>
>> (I may have misunderstood the O.P. but I was under the impression that
>> he has 133MHz RAM ).
>>
>> -P.
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2005 5:48:15 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

In article <WGsEe.14749$Ag3.4112@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net>, nospam@thank.you
says...
> Peter, forgive a dumb question, but we all have to learn -
> Yes, my current RAM is 133, and no, I wouldn't even know how to attempt
> over-clocking.
> I was thinking(hoping) that I could just install my 2 RAM chips, and the
> board BIOS would automatically detect and run it at 133 - are you saying
> that this is not true?

No, not at all. As Margaret said, set it to auto or 133 and away she
goes. I was trying to clarify her post that, I felt, could be
misunderstood as saying "run your RAM at 200" ... all cleared up now, I
think.

> As a relative novice - all I wanted to do to permanently solve 2
> non-critical probs with my aged ASUS-based pc. This ABIT m/b is at modest
> cost,. Re-use existing AMD 1800+ CPU, memory and graphics ( i.e. total cost,
> just the m/b).
> If 768mb RAM also has to be replaced, then it's not economically viable,
> unless/until major failure of the Asus noard or CPU - system is more than
> adequate for my needs, it's really non-function of the added USB2 card which
> triggered this.

Quite (economics). Have you tried XP_SP1?

cheers, -P.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2005 5:39:55 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit (More info?)

Margaret, Peter - I read the manual. The lowest speed, as I read it, is
200 - so, confused, contacted Abit technical with the one direct question.
Reply - the "200" spec equates to 100mhz, and my 133mhz chips WILL run on
this board. Forgive me for double-checking, your advice was 100% correct
(just the manual spec that threw me).
OK, this thread is now complete. Regarding one element (which is general)
I'm posting a new question - I'd appreciate your help again, please. ( PS
I've just ordered the board - I'd still be dithering without your
reassurances).
Thanks and regards, Len

"Margaret Wilson" <twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote in message
news:D bu56k0303e@news4.newsguy.com...
> You should be able to use your existing RAM and CPU with this board. Set
> the FSB to 133, and memory to "Auto." Both will run at 266FSB, which is
> correct for your components.
>
> Regards,
>
> Margaret
>
>
> "Yabbadoo" <nospam@thank.you> wrote in message
> news:WGsEe.14749$Ag3.4112@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>> Peter, forgive a dumb question, but we all have to learn -
>> Yes, my current RAM is 133, and no, I wouldn't even know how to attempt
>> over-clocking.
>> I was thinking(hoping) that I could just install my 2 RAM chips, and the
>> board BIOS would automatically detect and run it at 133 - are you saying
>> that this is not true?
>>
>> As a relative novice - all I wanted to do to permanently solve 2
>> non-critical probs with my aged ASUS-based pc. This ABIT m/b is at modest
>> cost,. Re-use existing AMD 1800+ CPU, memory and graphics ( i.e. total
>> cost, just the m/b).
>> If 768mb RAM also has to be replaced, then it's not economically viable,
>> unless/until major failure of the Asus noard or CPU - system is more than
>> adequate for my needs, it's really non-function of the added USB2 card
>> which triggered this.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Peter Huebner" <no.one@this.address> wrote in message
>> news:MPG.1d4c54212f96ba93989894@news.nzl.ihugultra.co.nz...
>>> In article <dbrp110lp3@news3.newsguy.com>, twokatmew@nospam.msn.com
>>> says...
>>>>
>>>> I have this same board with this same video card, and I've had no
>>>> problems
>>>> with the L2 cache not working. (I've checked it using both WCPUID and
>>>> CPU-Z.) Originally I had an Athlon XP2100+ installed, but then I
>>>> upgraded
>>>> to a XP3200+. All is well. You can change the FSB on the motherboard
>>>> to
>>>> match that of your processor. (My XP2100+ ran at 266, FSB setting 133.
>>>> The
>>>> XP3200+ runs at 400, FSB setting 200.) Use RAM setting Auto instead of
>>>> By
>>>> Spd, and the RAM will run at the same speed as the FSB.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Margaret
>>>
>>> Except you probably need higher specced ram to do that than what he's
>>> got. Might result in not booting or lots of BSoDs. Could get lucky, of
>>> course, but pushing 133 RAM to run at 200 is adventurous I think :-)
>>>
>>> (I may have misunderstood the O.P. but I was under the impression that
>>> he has 133MHz RAM ).
>>>
>>> -P.
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