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My Dragon+ may have Via KT266 instead of KT266A!

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February 7, 2002 7:52:41 PM

When I insert the Motherboard drivers CD that came with the Dragon Plus, the window that pops up has a Motherboard Info button. When I click on it, the alert box that pops up says that the motherboard is a "Soyo Dragon Plus with KT266&xxxx..." (I forgot the rest of the words) The window says that it has the KT266, not the KT266A. Can this be possible??? Also, the hardware/temp/voltage monitoring programs that I have tried say that it is a KT266 chipset. Is there a way to check what chipset it really has without opening the computer case or do I just have to open it to find out? Or is it that the KT266 and the KT266A are detected as being the same?

Do you guys think that I should return this motherboard and get a replacement or am I just paranoid?

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February 8, 2002 4:05:03 AM

Why hasn't anyone replied? Does anyone know whether some Dragon+ motherboards were made with the Via KT266 chipset instead of the KT266A chipset?
February 8, 2002 11:23:38 AM

If there's a "+" in Dragon+ then it's a KT266A board.

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February 8, 2002 12:48:03 PM

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Is there a way to check what chipset it really has without opening the computer case or do I just have to open it to find out? Or is it that the KT266 and the KT266A are detected as being the same?


Option #2. Even if you open the case, there is an HSF on the chipset so it isn't visible. Trust the Force.

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February 8, 2002 3:40:13 PM

You can rip off the heatsink on the Northbridge to find out.

Do the two chipsets have different Southbridges, anyone know?

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February 8, 2002 4:18:51 PM

Thanks everyone. I think Ill just "Trust the force" like jlanka said.
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