Jumperless motherboard

  liblob 08:22 23 May 2003

Am plucking up courage to upgrade and have seen references to jumperless motherboards but no futher elucidation of them
1) What are their advantages/disadvantages over "standard" motherboards?
2) Do all manufacturers make them?
3) Would they make it easier to upgrade for someone who has never done this before?

Advice greatly appreciated.

  rickf 09:02 23 May 2003

Basically, if there are no jumpers then usually there are multipliers for you to set the clock speed of the CPU. You would always have to check also that the speed is correct in the bios. Upgrading depends on the m/o in the sense that the higher the multiplier or jumper setting you are allowed the more powerful CPU you can use.
I am sure others more experienced to contribute and correct me if I am wrong.

  OneSirKnight 12:39 23 May 2003

Jumperless motherboards, most often used by QDI, ABIT and Intel, use software to configure the above hardware options, instead of hardware jumpers. The advantage of this technology is the convenience to change the configuration without opening the computer or know the jumper positions.
and yes they are easier to install.

  _Treb_ 12:59 23 May 2003

I'm using a SpaceShuttle AK32A from click here

CPU Socket A, AMD Athlon XP, Duron CPU, with 200/266 MHz FSB
Compliant 2 GB DRAMs, 2 x 184-pin DIMM 2 x 168-pin DIMM
IDE / S-ATA / RAID ATA 100/66
EXPANSION SLOT 4X AGP device, 5 PCI slots
BUILT IN AUDIO / VGA AC97 audio / No on-board VGA
USB 6 USB 1.1 Ports

  Tog 14:36 23 May 2003

Jumperless is far better, especially for tweaking.

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