A7M266 <-- whats the fastest supported CPU?

I currently have Asus A7M266 motherboard with 1200 thunderbird running on 133fsb, I'd love to upgrade my CPU to the highest possible speed out there, im sure it won't be 2700XP+ but still i'm not too sure how far i can go. Asus site isn't much help to me. This site here says that XP+2100 would be supported. well u got the picture, i have a headache :) How far can i go with speed on A7M266 ? Thank You for tunin in.
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  1. Hello again,
    Seem like i've answered my own question, which is on this adress below. Hope it will help out for anyone.

  2. Good job.

    <A HREF="http://www.asus.com.tw/support/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx" target="_new">El Clicko Linko</A>

    One thing to keep in mind, older boards such as the A7M266, do not support 0.13-micron chips. So they support Palomino model 6 0.18 micron processors, not Thoroughbred models 7 and 8. There is an overlap in production chips so for example a XP2100+ can be both a TBred or a Palomino. Just make sure you get the right chip.

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  3. Asus says a7m266 will support tbred 6 and 8<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by djburnunit on 01/22/03 01:06 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  4. The D model will but the original A7M266 doesn't support model 7+. It should just be a voltage thing.

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  5. Nope I'm wrong Sorry. My Bad.

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  6. so here i go bout to spend my vacationpay rupies ;) for a tbred XP+2100 and a WD 80GB (8mb cache) harddrive. That should be a sweet upgrade. Thanks Guys.

    ps. check this site out www.gbcomp.com
  7. How can you tell what variation Athlon you are buying. I am currently running an AMD 1400 Mhz on a A7M266 mobo. What would I look for while going to upgrade the CPU. How does one recognize a Model 6 from a 7 for example?
  8. The best guide I've found is <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com/articles682" target="_new">here at OC</A>

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  9. Thanks alot. I am new here and you guys are great!
  10. Me again, heh, Perhaps i could share some more interesting news , Tbred XP+ 2200 on A7M266 with 1008_02beta bios, YES, thats right !
    check this thread out!

    i might bite the bullet for 2200 :P
  11. <A HREF="http://www.amdforums.com/showthread.php?s=cbc180d51f8d08545442b00099a26116&threadid=159134&perpage=15&pagenumber=5" target="_new">LinknThreadedfication</A>

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