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 http://184.108.40.206/hoct12/asa7forxpdur.html 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.
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.
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?