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A7M266 <-- whats the fastest supported CPU?

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January 21, 2003 5:45:32 PM

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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January 22, 2003 4:37:26 AM

Good job.

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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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January 22, 2003 4:05:56 PM

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>
January 22, 2003 4:18:49 PM

The D model will but the original A7M266 doesn't support model 7+. It should just be a voltage thing.

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January 22, 2003 4:20:32 PM

Nope I'm wrong Sorry. My Bad.

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January 23, 2003 12:04:39 AM

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.

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January 24, 2003 3:27:33 PM

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?
January 24, 2003 4:14:02 PM

Thanks alot. I am new here and you guys are great!