KT333 Platinum Ultra and AMD Athlon XP 2700+

Discussion in 'Soyo' started by Martin Murray, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. I put an AMD Athlon XP 2700+ into my KT333 Dragon Ultra Platinum because a
    salesman told me it would work. Well... it does seem to run ok, but the
    BIOS thinks I have a 2100+.

    Will this be OK, and should I try anything special to get the most out of
    it, like overclocking it somehow? This is not my specialty in life, so help
    is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Martin Murray
    Martin Murray, Jul 5, 2003
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  2. The salesman was mostly wrong. He was right in that it'll work--but
    it'll work, as you see, at 2100+ speed. The XP2700+ is a 333MHz FSB
    cpu; your (and my) KT333 DU supports only 200/266 MHz FSB.
    (settings of 100/133 in the BIOS)

    The chip is, I believe, unlocked, so you could probably raise the
    multiplier--but you'd be better off with an XP2400+ running at its
    rated speed. I'd take the cpu back, raise a little hell if necessary,
    and get a 266 MHz FSB chip. There are XP2600+ cpus with 266MHz FSB,
    but not many were made; I don't know if there are any left in the
    retail channel.
    Denny Wheeler, Jul 5, 2003
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  3. Thank you both for the advice. I did find a 2600+ and will return this
    2700+ and get the slower one instead.
    Martin Murray, Jul 9, 2003
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