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Old 09-15-2006, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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as usual i've been messing around with a lot of pc hardware . the other day i stumbled across a Duron 800 based machine with an mATX motherboard, on the side of the road . i'm now happily using this as a small media pc for my room to stream the several hundred gigabytes of video from my main pc. i have plans for the motherboard, i've managed to pickup a darn nice case for next to nothing and i would like to throw in an Athlon XP ~2000+ perhaps as much as a 2600+ so that i can view and encode HDTV.
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does anyone know if their are any particular chipset/bios requirements to use any Athlon XP models? i.e. will the chipset have to support it or will the fact that it is Socket A do the trick? i can't tell you the exact motherboard model but i know it is manufactured by IBM and from there NetVista series. it uses SD-RAM rather than DDR.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm, i dont think so it will support AthlonXP series, may be only limited to Thunderbird core on AMD's. so you are limited to 66-100MHz FSB only.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the information . so the XP series is out of the question? just the T-Bird Athlons :/. i just had an idea though. a friend of mine has an XP so i'll throw that in and see if i can make it workable.

keep it coming guys, could still use a definitive answer if anyone has one.
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XP series came with DDR RAM's. So I am definately sure it wont be accepting palomino cores, as I am pretty sure the chipset would might be of AMD itself.

though, best is, go to www.cpuid.com and download a free software (CPU-Z), it will tell you what Chipset you've got. and rest, sarch for the answers, or write chipset information here, and you'll surely be helped out
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well thanks again. i did know the memory platform was different however i didn't think that would actually be a barrier in itself given that the memory support is provided by the Northbridge

edit: oh and i will try CPU-Z. i can't believe i didn't see that route before. i have tried googling but i couldn't find an answer as i didn't know where to start
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CPU-Z and/or Everest, followed by a detailed Google search, should yield your answers, padawan.
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ok i checked it out. good call Blind_Arrow kudos. seems i will be limited to the T-Birds and Durons.
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Thunderbird is quiet good enough, even stong enough to hold any good application. provide it with a good cooler (prefebely made for the XP's), and a strong server is to serve.
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