Providing the mobo is compatible with the cpu it should be automatic. Check afterwards that it's been correctly identified. Mine once dropped the fsb from 133 to 100 and so thought I'd got a slower cpu; needed resetting in the bios.
If the bios is relatively old it may need to be flashed to a newer version to make the mobo recognise newer processors which weren't around when it was manufactured
yeah nice ed o yea i was going to try the barton in the k7s5a ,but i dont want to mess up nothin but i will have a go in the morning and then what happens about everything on the hdd and the xp OS that i have do i have to reinstall that ? cause of diff clock speed ?
Well i put the bartom in the Ecs board and it booted straight away before i had chance to go in to the bios cause i had turned the screen off as well thus having to turn it bac on cause i was in the pc ( for obvios reasons) anyway she booted straight in to windows on 100 mhz believe it or not at 1100 the speed came out and then i reset and changed it ,to 133 and she s pulling exactly as you said 1.467 it says which in any case is better than 896 ,but how long would be advisable to keep it in without it doing any harm ?obviosly until i get new board but that could be two weeks as i have other thing asw ell like as ya do like ,thanks again well chuffe d just dont want to blow it before i get me boa\rd