how can I tell .... motherboard question ?

  woofwoofbark 17:32 30 May 2006

How can I tell what maximum strength CPU and hard drive capacity that I can add to my motherboard ?

I bought my comp from a friend and have added more memory from 256MB to 512MB plus another 80GB maxtor HD

I have found the manual for the board online but cant make head'nor'tail of it :s I did find though that I can have upto 2GB DDR or 3GB SDRAM memory , but dont understand the info on CPU/HD ...

I have
Windows XP HE
AMD Athlon 1400+
120GB HD (80gig plus a 40gig)
Nvidia Gefore 3 graphics card
and 512MB DDR memory...

the board is an ASUS A7A266

I hope someone can help


geo g

  ade.h 17:51 30 May 2006

The latest BIOS rev, or your current rev, should note the maximum supported CPU on the website.

If you give us a link to either manual or the updates, someone will find/interpret the info for you.

  woofwoofbark 17:59 30 May 2006

I have a link to the pdf manual , you have to open or save it though ! click here


geo g

  woofwoofbark 18:05 30 May 2006

I found a program that shows all my comps info .. SIW , System Info Windows ...

It says the BIOS's .. version ASUS A7A266 ACPI BIOS revision 1012 , release date 04/30/2003 plus BIOS version 42302e31

I have no clue about BIOS except that you can upgrade ? but that its a dangerous procedure ?? How can I tell If I have the latest version and if not should I upgrade ??

my comp skills are novice at best especially when it comes to components and the like , getting on the net is easier lol


geo g

  Stuartli 18:13 30 May 2006

Reviews here:

click here

click here


click here

CPU support:

click here

  Stuartli 18:14 30 May 2006

Info on updating Bios etc:

click here

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