I intend to upgrade my grandson's computer which has a 700 Duron CPU on a Jetway 663AS Pro M/B,which has a 200Mhz FSB. On the Jetway web site there is a Bios upgrade available for this M/B which will support AMD XP 2000+. The specification for a 2000+ is that it uses a 266Mhz FSB. Will this Bios upgrade enable this.
The simple answer is yes, BUT upgrading the bios is one of those things that can lead to disaster if it goes wrong. NEVER try a bios upgrade if there is any chance of a power cut! Taht might sound silly but if it cuts while your upgrading you've had it. Needless to say I live in an area with overhead cables!
huggyg71-----I have clicked the thread you suggested, but I don't think really answers my question. What I really want to know is that will this bios upgrade enable the present 200Mhz FSB to support a 266Mhz FSB CPU.
i agree with DieSse have been to jetway site and cant find any info on this.if you have a link please post it and we will have a look see.be very careful and if it were me and there is no info on what it is supposed to offer support for i would leave well alone.
Thanks guys, I have rechecked the Jetway site myself and see that this does refer to the Ultra. Therefore the best CPU I could fit is an Athlon 1GHz, any idea where I could obtain one as I don't see them listed in current price lists.