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Old 07-20-2004, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
funknuts
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Default building a computer

i'm building a computer and i am looking for a motherboard and processor. i see an ad for a mother board that supports athlon xp processors and that is the type of processor I want. but it does not say how fast a processor it can support. here is the specs on the board.
Specifications
CPU Socket A for AMD Athlon™ XP & AMD Duron™ processors

Chipset VIA UniChrome KM400A + VT8237 AMD K7 Platform

Front Side Bus 333 MHz / 266 MHz / 200 MHz

Memory 2 x 184-pin DIMM sockets; support up to 2GB; PC3200 / PC2700 / PC2100 DDR DRAM

VGA Integrated S3 UniChrome™ 2D / 3D VGA graphics with MPEG-2 Acceleration & DuoView™

Expansion Slots 1 AGP( 3.0) slot supports 8X / 4X / 2X modes 3 PCI slots 1 CNR slot

IDE Dual Channel Ultra ATA - 133 / 100 / 66 / 33 - supports 4 devices

Audio Integrated VIA 1616 Vinyl Six-TRAC 5.1-channel Audio supporting the AC'97 2.2
LAN Realtek 8101L 10 / 100 Mbit Ethernet LAN Controller

Back Panel I/O Ports

-1 x VGA
-1 x line-in / line-out / mic ports
-1 x PS/2 keyboard
-1 x parallel
-1 x PS/2 mouse
-1 x COM
-1 x RJ45
-4 x USB 2.0

Internal I/O Connectors

-2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 ports)
-S/PDIF out header
-IrDA header
-CD IN header

BIOS Feature 4Mb flash ROM, Award BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SMBIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b
Motherboard Support CD Chipset Drivers, DirectX, VGA Driver, USB 2.0 Driver, Audio Driver, Network Driver, Adobe Reader, Super Utility, Norton Internet Security 2004
Standards/Manageability PCI 2.2, USB2.0, WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, LPC 1.1 Interface, PC2001

Accessories Support CD, User's Manual, 1 Ultra ATA 133 / 100 Cable, 1 FDD Cable, I/O shield

Special Features Wake on ring, LAN, USB, keyboard & mouse, STR (Suspend-to-RAM); STD (Suspend-to-Disk), SuperRecovery, SuperBoot, SuperBIOS-Protect, BIOS SuperSpeed, SuperStep, SuperUpdate

Is there anyway to tell form that how fast a processor it can support? can it only support processors with 333mhz fronts isde bus and lower?? thanks
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