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How big a chip can this mobo take?

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March 19, 2002 6:47:28 AM

Hi

I have an A7M266 Mobo.

Look at the link below

http://www.asus.com.tw/mb/socketa/a7m266/overview.htm

Says it can take a 1Ghz+ chip'but not specific.

Thanx

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March 19, 2002 9:08:43 AM

You can run an XP processor if you flash to 1005 BIOS. You will need a non XP to do the flash.

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March 19, 2002 12:42:36 PM

jlanka is correct... the A7M266 can run any of the current AMD processors, including the XPs. And yes, you must have BIOS 1005 on the board BEFORE installing the XP cpu.

I am running an 1800XP+ on my A7M266 right now.

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March 19, 2002 12:46:25 PM

Sorry guys.
Posting from work and checked its and A7A i have not an A7M.

Is that still the same?

Thanx
March 19, 2002 12:50:45 PM

The best way to be sure is to head over to amdmb.com and check out the forums for Asus motherboards. I'm sure the topic has been covered before, or that you'll get a definite answer from someone in a short period of time.

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March 19, 2002 1:18:41 PM

You need bios 1008b or above. Same instructions on chicken and egg as A7M apply.

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March 19, 2002 4:21:33 PM

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How big a chip can this mobo take?


Oh, they're about 1.5" on each side. Really thin, though.

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March 19, 2002 5:08:43 PM

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Oh, they're about 1.5" on each side. Really thin, though.

But it depends on if it's a Dorito or a Lays (Intel or AMD)

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March 19, 2002 6:00:51 PM

He asked about the A7M266 specifically, though.

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March 19, 2002 6:30:43 PM

yeah, I was just bein plain ole' stupid. Shoulda put a smiley.

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March 19, 2002 10:34:02 PM

Hindsight

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