CPU swap

  sil_ver 12:43 29 Oct 2003

Before I return a CPU to supplier as duff could someone advise me. If I try it on a different PC without first going into bios and resetting the processor speed will it be recognised on bootup or will it fail to do anything? What I'm going to try is to fit a 1.3GHz duron in place of an xp2000+

  alan 2273 13:11 29 Oct 2003

I recently upgraded a computer from a 1.3 Duron to a xp 2000 and the bios recognized it without me altering anything so I would assume it would work the other way.

  alan 2273 13:13 29 Oct 2003

Should have added check which FSB ( 100 or 133 )the 2000xp is running on as you may nee to changs this.

  Quiller. 13:46 29 Oct 2003

I THINK you may fry the cpu or get no bootup at all.

The duron is running at 100Mhz. (Not one of these cut down athlon 133Mhz jobs is it?)

Your xp2000+ is most certainly running at 133Mhz.

Now most of the time the fsb is controlled by a jumper on the board, while the multiplier is auto detect in the bios ( some still have manual switches on the board) So if you drop in the duron without doing any changes and it sends 133Mhz through the chip, it would probably fry. That's if it would attempt to boot.

Look at the motherboard manual to see if there is a jumper for the fsb of the machine. If there is, then drop it to 100Mhz and then try the duron.

  sil_ver 21:35 29 Oct 2003

Motherboard doesn't auto recognise 133FSB and has to be set manually.

  sil_ver 21:36 29 Oct 2003

Should have added 133FSB has to be set in BIOS.

  Quiller. 22:52 29 Oct 2003

Well if you change the value in the bios to boot at 100Mhz, you should be able to drop the duron in and try.

Is the multiplier settings also in the bios? If it is and set to auto, that's fine. If not change it to X13.

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