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KT3 Ultra-ARU processor compatibility?
« on: 29-October-03, 10:11:30 »

This motherboard can support an Athlon XP TBred 2600+ processor as a maximum. What I'm not sure about is if it can handle one with 333 MHz FSB. I believe it can not - can someone confirm this?

It seems to be rather hard to find a 2600+ with 266 MHz FSB - all the available ones seem to be the 333 MHz version. I guess I cannot use that one on this board  :undecided:

Thanks for the help.
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« Reply #1 on: 29-October-03, 10:50:43 »

Hi,

It handles all 166FSB CPU's (not official but it does) and you need PC-2700 to let it run.
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« Reply #2 on: 29-October-03, 16:32:12 »

Best I've heard for your MB w/v5.7 bios is XP3000/333 chip running fine.  :-D)

I have plain Ultra, and 166/333 FSB no problem at all, and I use 5.6 bios and Crucial PC2100.

Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: 29-October-03, 19:14:34 »

Are you sure about that? So then what's the maximum speed this board can handle? According to the MSI specs, it should top out at TBred 2600+ with 133/266 FSB. Bas said it can do the TBred with 166/333 FSB. Can I go any higher than 2600+?

My understanding is that the Barton core does not work on this board, so then the fastest TBred should be the top. Is that correct?

Thanks folks.
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« Reply #4 on: 29-October-03, 19:32:02 »

Sorry, but I can't help wondering why bother to post a question if you're not going to trust two very clear responses?

Lots of poeple are running 333 Bartons on this board with no problem. The only issue is that the BIOS won't recognise the CPU automatically. Bartons are "supported" on Ultra2s (w/latest BIOS) because they are recognised by the BIOS. On the KT3 Ultra-ARU, you have to set the multiplier manually. On either verion you have to set the FSB manually, so setting the multiplier as well isn't much difference.

Of course, some people have problems even with supported CPUs, so no guarantees!
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« Reply #5 on: 29-October-03, 21:12:30 »

Chill out man, there was no talk on my side about not trusting the responses, but rather I wasn't sure if I understand everything correctly. Are you always so uptight? :rolleyes_anim:

I merely want to make sure that I don't buy a CPU that I won't be able to use. I read the OFFICIAL specifications for my board that are coming from MSI and that's what made me unsure.

Thanks for the answers. :biggthumbsup:
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« Reply #6 on: 29-October-03, 21:43:01 »

I'm chilled.  ;-))
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MSI FX5700-TD128 (<--junk!) BFG 256MB FX5700 OC
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« Reply #7 on: 30-October-03, 03:15:25 »

Here's the rig I was talking about above.

http://www.amdforums.com/showindex.php?s=281e736dc399e513305db834ff8ba7a8&threadid=261598

Can't blame you for wanting to be safe. Good luck!  :smile:
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