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Anonymous
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April 13, 2004 2:55:40 PM

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I intend to upgrade my present CPU to an AMD Athlon 2700XP, my
motherboard is a Soltek SL-75DRV5 socket A. Bios has been upgraded to
latest version T1.8.

Present CPU ¡V AMD Athlon 1700XP.

Information on Soltek web site states the motherboard supports the
Athlon XP 2700 with the bios version T1.8.

Had a look though the motherboard manual and apart from changing the
external frequency settings (by switch 2) it seems pretty straight
forward.

My concern lies with any bios settings that will need to be changed.

In the Dram Clock/Drive Control setup it shows the current FSB
frequency as 133 MHz (new CPU is 166MHz). Do I change this manually or
does the bios recognise the new CPU automatically? The same question
applies to the clock settings in the Frequency/Voltage Control page?

If I need to change the bios settings, at what stage is it required?
Do I immediately enter the bios after installing the new CPU and
before the computer boots? Of can it wait until a reboot?

Any advice or suggestion would be most welcome.

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Anonymous
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April 13, 2004 4:43:56 PM

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JayJay wrote:
> I intend to upgrade my present CPU to an AMD Athlon 2700XP, my
> motherboard is a Soltek SL-75DRV5 socket A. Bios has been upgraded to
> latest version T1.8.
>
> Present CPU ¡V AMD Athlon 1700XP.
>
> Information on Soltek web site states the motherboard supports the
> Athlon XP 2700 with the bios version T1.8.
>
> Had a look though the motherboard manual and apart from changing the
> external frequency settings (by switch 2) it seems pretty straight
> forward.
>
> My concern lies with any bios settings that will need to be changed.
>
> In the Dram Clock/Drive Control setup it shows the current FSB
> frequency as 133 MHz (new CPU is 166MHz). Do I change this manually or
> does the bios recognise the new CPU automatically? The same question
> applies to the clock settings in the Frequency/Voltage Control page?
>
> If I need to change the bios settings, at what stage is it required?
> Do I immediately enter the bios after installing the new CPU and
> before the computer boots? Of can it wait until a reboot?
>
> Any advice or suggestion would be most welcome.

Just slap it in, change the jumper. Boot it up. If it reports anything
other than what it is then go in your bios and change the appropriate
settings. It is handy when going from smaller to bigger cause all that
will happen if your settings are wrong is that it will underclock your CPU.
No biggy really. Bit difference if you were going from a XP2800+ to a
XP1700+.
Anonymous
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April 13, 2004 5:15:43 PM

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On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:43:56 +1200, cowboyz wrote:


> Just slap it in, change the jumper. Boot it up. If it reports anything
> other than what it is then go in your bios and change the appropriate
> settings. It is handy when going from smaller to bigger cause all that
> will happen if your settings are wrong is that it will underclock your CPU.
> No biggy really. Bit difference if you were going from a XP2800+ to a
> XP1700+.

Should have cross posted to nz.comp:-)

Thanks for the advice, eased my mind somewhat.
!