processor change

  hagared 13:52 21 Feb 2008

i am going to change an amd athlon xp 2200+ processor to an Amd Athlon XP 3200 PROCESSOR 400 fsb.
do i need to change any settings on m/board(asrock k7 upgrade 880).
never done it before so any help would be appreciated.cheers

  keef66 14:06 21 Feb 2008

justhad a look on the as rock website. That's one weird looking mobo; looks like it has an expansion card with a different cpu socket on it??.
Are you just swapping one socket A Athlon for another?

If so, I suspect you just install the processor, boot into bios and make sure fsb is set to 200 (presumably it's 133 for the existing cpu?)

  hagared 15:30 21 Feb 2008

not quite sure what fsb is but they are both socket a but the 3200 shows 400fsb

  hagared 15:33 21 Feb 2008

yep the extra slots are for upgrade to dualcore so i`m led to believe,all a bit tech for me at mo.

  keef66 15:58 21 Feb 2008

In that case I'm sure you just pop in the new cpu and make sure it's operating at the correct fsb.

My socket A mobo drops back to the default 100mhz fsb if I muck about with the cpu (Athlon XP 2100+)and I have to reset it in bios.

Is it a retail cpu? ie does it come with a heatsink and fan? If you're recycling your existing cooler, make sure it's up to the job of cooling the new cpu. And use decent thermal compound.

  hagared 17:58 21 Feb 2008

no not retail but will get better cooler as this one is as old as the exist amd.thanks for your help

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