Athlon XP 2500+ 333 FSB - Jumper settings

  Dyffryn 17:07 09 Mar 2004

I am attempting my first rebuild! I have purchased an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ with 333 MHZ FSB. I am going to fit it (or try to fit it) to a Matsonic socket A (socket 462)motherboard. The manual for the MB states that the CPU frequency should be set to either 100/133/or 166. Now that has lost me because the CPU has a 333MHZ FSB - could one of you good people advise me please as to what I should set it at, or in fact, if this motherboard is suitable for the processor in question. Also, the case I have has only a 250w power unit, is that enough power for this processor? Your help, as usual, would be appreciated

  MichelleC 17:28 09 Mar 2004

I got this click here (from Windows Forum).

  leo49 17:34 09 Mar 2004

250w is a little puny but there again it depends what else you've got in the box.You want the 166 setting on fsb.

  fstime 18:03 09 Mar 2004

I have today just finished my first rebuild with XP2500+ and Asrock K7VM4 mobo.

My board has jumpers 100, 266 & 333. I set FSB to 333 and frequency in Bios to auto which automatically selected 133. These settings i am assured are correct.

I should think your mobo with 266 as highest setting only supports Athlons up to 2400 +.

  JerryJay 18:25 09 Mar 2004

Just set it at 166, 333=166x2 but you need to use PC2700 (DDR333) memory to get best performance, cpu and memmory run on syc.

As for PSU, it is difficult to tell because all depended on PSU efficiency and components, some PSU rated 450W only produce less than 300W, all other is wasted. If your PSU is not efficient and you use video card such as ATI 9800, you may have problem.

For a reference, I run Barton 2800+ with a PSU rated at 200W, no problem.

  leo49 18:47 09 Mar 2004

Exactly right on speeds/memory. Don't know who's assuring fstime.

  Dyffryn 19:57 09 Mar 2004

JerryJay and all you other kind people who responded to my questions - I thank you. Thanks for the maths lesson JerryJay - simple when you know how!

  JerryJay 20:56 09 Mar 2004

IT just make so many unnecessary jargons to try to pretend it is complicated.

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