Just took a machine with an apparently faulty CPU apart - the mobo works with a slower Athlon, so I imagine the chip is dead; however I noticed the chip has all the correct components and a label identifying it as the correct chip according to click here etc but no model/revision number/information on the actual core, instead it just has a small symbol like this one; click here
Joe R Matsonic 8306 266EP (faq click here), apparently supports Athlon XP up to 2000. The BIOS needed updating to recognise the chip correctly and the cooling fan clip/spring had been fitted the wrong way round, I'm pretty sure it caused the chip to overheat - there was only patchy thermal compound residue on the core when I pulled the thing apart.
>Ed-0 It was running at 1100 yes, but now it's `pining for the fjords`...Duron 1300 in it's place and all seems well.
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