New Processor Installation

  dogster 15:58 18 Aug 2003

What things do I need to consider when installing a new processor ??
I have checked that the motherboard can take the new processor (removing an Athlon XP1700 and replacing it with a XP2200) but is there anything else (such as cooling fan ?) that I need to do.



if you buy a boxed processor it will come bundled with a new Heatsink and fan so you wont have to worry about that.

it should be just a straight swap but read the manual to check for any changes in voltages etc.
remember to protect the chip against ESD (Electro-static discharge) while your working inside the case.

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  JIM 17:00 18 Aug 2003

if you change the processor(such as cooling fan)is concerned,make sure what you buy fits properly.

Though i run a XP2200=1800+mhz your XP1700 which runs at default speeds of 1466MHz/133FSB/ with dual channel memory at DDR266 can also be overclocked to a safe stable limit. Depending on the motherboard and that your XP1700 has the JIUHB code.Note,if the rectangular core and sticker underneath is there, it is your guarantee that the processor's a Thoroughbred (0.13u) XP.

Then It is very much capabile at running at a higher multiplier of 14x giving a running speed of 1869MHz (14 x 133.5FSB), all at 1.5v VCore.= to the XP2200. It can also be pushed on default voltage to a 650MHz overclock,= to a XP2400.

Would you think of a bit higher processor if your board is up to it? :)

  woodchip 17:13 18 Aug 2003

Check the motherboard manual for any jumper setting

  dogster 17:15 18 Aug 2003

Thanks for the replies

Jim, The PC was bought from MESH and the motherboard is an ASUS A7A266-E (Ali-Magik chipset). The PC came with Athlon XP documentation so would it be a safe bet to call it "thoroughbread" ?

I guess my next question would be - "how do you overclock the processor" ??

  JIM 17:49 18 Aug 2003

may be better to read and decide,but still check your processor though Mesh are rated high in my book for the operation.One of my systems is similar.

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