I am running an AMD K6-2 350 on a Tyan Trinity 100AT S1590S motherboard. I was wondering if an AMD K6-2 533 would work at either 500 or 550 setting as Tyan states that the S1590 does not support the 533 chip. I got this thinking that it was a 550 well if it stands a chance I would like to try it but dont want to fry the motherboard. Can anyone help or should I cut my losses and get a 550.
You could try running a 550 at 600MHz if you wish. The K6-2 has a 2x=6x internal multiplier converter, so 2x100=6x100, giving you 600MHz! You can also get 400 (at 66.6MHz), 450 (at 75MHz), and 500 (at 83.3MHz) using the same method, but then you'd be slowing down the memory.
If you have a 5x or 5.5x multiplier I would try that instead. I think the reason it can't use the 533 is that it's an odd multiplier. You probably could use it at a diferent speed, 500 or 550, provided you have the 5x or 5.5x multiplier.
Back to you Tom...
Thank you Crashman for this insite I will get a 550 CPU and run it at that speed. I will try and see if I can get some trade value from a dealer for the 533 and the 350 I have right now. I'll probably get a new system later on when I hear more about the new P4's.
Again thank you as this upgrade I am planning will hold me for a while.