Athlon MP question

Does anyone here know FOR SURE if an Athlon MP 2600+ will work in a plain consumer motherboard? (A crappy K7S5A)

The mobo can take regular athlons up to 2600+ with the 266mhz FSB, so I think it should work...

Anybody know for sure though?

And by the way, do Athlon MP's offer any benefits like a larger cache? If memory serves, they don't, but you guys would know.

Thanks fellas,


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Radeon 9500 (modded to PRO w/8 pixel pipelines)
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  1. cleeve said:
    Does anyone here know FOR SURE if an Athlon MP 2600+ will work in a plain consumer motherboard? (A crappy K7S5A)

    The mobo can take regular athlons up to 2600+ with the 266mhz FSB, so I think it should work...

    Anybody know for sure though?

    And by the way, do Athlon MP's offer any benefits like a larger cache? If memory serves, they don't, but you guys would know.

    Thanks fellas,


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    Radeon 9500 (modded to PRO w/8 pixel pipelines)
    AMD AthlonXP 2000+
    3dMark03: 3529



    Hi, it's a six month old post and i just arrived here searching for MP articles.
    I have the same mainboard and was thinking about upgrading my XP to MP. ECS website says that MP 2000+ is supported. You may have to update your BIOS.
  2. this is an 8 year old thread..
  3. I haven't tried it. After reading your old posts (year 2001) it seems that going for the XP2600+ the mainboard supports makes more sense.
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