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Hello,
I have a AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
Socket A (462)
Rated Bus speed 265.6 MHz

Can my motherboard support Barton?
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  1. It is a possibility then we need to know what motherboard you have, at least what chip set is on the board.
  2. rolli59 said:
    It is a possibility then we need to know what motherboard you have, at least what chip set is on the board.


    i'm relatively stupid with this stuff, so i'm going to copy n paste my cpu-z data

    Chipset
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Northbridge VIA KM400 rev. 00
    Southbridge VIA VT8237 rev. 00
    Graphic Interface AGP
    AGP Revision 3.0
    AGP Transfer Rate 8x
    AGP SBA supported, enabled
    Memory Type DDR
    Memory Size 2048 MBytes
    Memory Frequency 166.1 MHz (FSB + 33 MHz)
    DRAM Interleave 4-way
    CAS# latency (CL) 2.5
    RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 5
    RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 6


    thanks
  3. Best answer
    With that chip set VIA KM400 / VT8237 it should support Barton CPU's with 333MHz fsb. See list of Bartons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors
    Fastest being 3000+ with 333mhz fsb
  4. Ok, because I'm trying to sift through all of this info online and it's seriously like reading a different language sometimes. I'm going to copy n paste more of the cpu-z data and hopefully get that "should" turned into a "will". I really appreciate the help, I just don't want to drop a bunch of money on something that won't work, ya know.

    Processors
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Number of processors 1
    Number of threads 1

    APICs
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Processor 0
    -- Core 0
    -- Thread 0 0

    Processors Information
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Processor 1 ID = 0
    Number of cores 1 (max 1)
    Number of threads 1 (max 1)
    Name AMD Athlon XP
    Codename Thoroughbred
    Specification AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
    Package Socket A (462)

    Chipset
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Northbridge VIA KM400 rev. 00
    Southbridge VIA VT8237 rev. 00
    Graphic Interface AGP
    AGP Revision 3.0
    AGP Transfer Rate 8x
    AGP SBA supported, enabled
    Memory Type DDR
    Memory Size 2048 MBytes
  5. With out knowing the exact name and model of the board all I can say that that chipset was introduced to increase the fsb from 266 to 333MHz. It will support Barton 2500+, 2800+ and 3000+ at 333MHz
  6. thanks alot for your help! i bought the 3000 on ebay for $28.
  7. ok, so i switched the processors, but it didn't work. i read something about switching the pins from 266 to 333... how do i do that?
  8. we need to know which motherboard you have. It should be silkscreened (written) on your motherboard someplace.
  9. A7V8X-LA... i think that's what i'm looking for, right?
  10. There are jumpers on the motherboard so you have to have the correct make (manual) to set those.
  11. i'm sorry, but.. what?
  12. Most socket A (462) boards have dip switches to set the CPU frequency. (do not see that on either board).
    Your CPU should have worked anyway at slower fsb if it was OK.
  13. I believe it's the Kamet2. It says "Kamet v 3.06". All I had to do was switch the old cpu with the new one, right? It was pretty simple, but when I turn on the computer, nothing comes on the monitor and the keyboard and mouse don't power up.
  14. Being the Kamet it supports max 333mhz cpu is your 3000+ that, it was available as a 400mhz as well. Then it can be that you got a bad cpu. Do you see a dip switch (probably 5 little levers to move) on the motherboard
  15. nope, here is no dip switch... i guess i'll have to see about returning it. that sucks
  16. Best answer selected by scubaslim.
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