Replacing MP1800+ by MP2400+ in 2460 without any changes ? ok ?

Discussion in 'Tyan' started by rbb, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. rbb

    rbb Guest


    is it possible tu simply replace my 2 MP1800+ by two MP2400+ on my s2460,
    without changing anything else in the case ? I have a 380W noiseblocker
    power supply, and I KNOW that TYAN said that only 1900+ are supported.

    Thanks in advance.
    rbb, Jan 7, 2004
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    Rob Stow Guest

    Unfortunately Tyan really means it when they say the
    1900+ is the fastest for that board - or at least that
    is what I found out with the only S2460 I have ever
    worked with.

    I could underclock MP2200's on that board but I
    couldn't get them to run full speed.

    If you are in Canada and would be interested in a used
    S2466 - which can run MP2800's - drop me a line and
    I'll find out if it is still available. Last time
    I saw it this board was collecting dust on a shelf because
    the owner couldn't get it to work with his brand new
    Radeon 9800 Pro - so he upgraded to a S2885 and dual
    Rob Stow, Jan 7, 2004
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    rbb Guest

    Ok, but I don't want to change my mobo for the moment.

    I read a lot of messages in various forums about replacing 1800+ by 2400+...
    but well, il will not.

    I just bought a RADEON 9700 PRO, i hope it will work on my 2460 !!!
    rbb, Jan 7, 2004
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    rabid Guest

    I have to disagree...

    I went from 1.333 tb to the 2400 without a hitch over a year ago..
    Running bios 1.05...I did not do the atx mod...Checking the specs,
    I actually reduced the draw going from the 1.33 to the mp's...
    Have an ati 9600xt which I got for Christmas...everything works
    welll... Chips will read 2 ghz when you boot up....
    I would recommend a better psu though, I'm running an enermax 550

    check forums / motherboards for more info...many are running
    2800's on the 2460

    rabid, Jan 13, 2004
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    rbb Guest

    I've bought a 9700 PRO, it runs perfectly on my Tyan 2460.

    Thanks for the information about 2800+ on 2460. I will look for that.

    But perhaps I will only use 2400 because in France, price of these procs are

    MP 2400+ : 182 euros
    MP 2800+ : 345 euros !!!
    rbb, Jan 14, 2004
  6. Considered ordering elsewhere in EU? I mean, I just put in an order for a
    pair of MP 2800+ with about 207 euros each.

    - Janne Kaasalainen
    Janne Kaasalainen, Jan 15, 2004
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    rbb Guest

    That's intersting ! The price I mentionned is the one from the cheapest
    online dealer in France... could you tell me WHERE it is possible to find
    these prices ?

    Thank you
    rbb, Jan 15, 2004
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    rbb Guest

    Is it : ?

    rbb, Jan 15, 2004
  9. Yes, that's a place (webservie of a magazine) that lists some of the
    computer stores in Finland. I've been in belief it's even cheaper in
    Germany, but never really checked. Anyway, here's a direct link to the list
    of AMD processor prices:

    And the company I placed my order in:
    Question about web service:

    Don't know how they sell to other EU countries, but worth to ask, perhaps?

    - JK
    Janne Kaasalainen, Jan 15, 2004
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    rbb Guest

    Thank you. I checked these stores yesterday but it seems they're not selling
    oustide finland. And prices in Germany seems to be as high as in France.

    But I will check for other stores in Finland.

    Best regards
    rbb, Jan 16, 2004
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    David Elder Guest

    Hi there,

    Changing the CPUs successfully may depend on the power requirements of
    your peripherals and the capability of your power supply since the S2460
    motherboard itself apparently draws a significant amount of power. I
    have had no problem so far with my S2460 upgraded to 2 X MP2400+
    processors (it actually runs slightly cooler than a virtually identical
    system with MP1800+ processors). However, I also swapped the power
    supply for a 550W Antec that could supply 40A on the 5V line at the same
    time as I upgraded the processors. I have not modified the board power
    connector and I am also running the original 1.02 BIOS. Finally, since
    the machine is used primarily for numerical computation it does not have
    a high performance 3D video card with its associated power requirements
    which may be a factor.

    Anyway - just one experience - YMMV.


    David Elder, Jan 22, 2004
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    rbb Guest

    "David Elder" <-not> a écrit dans le
    message de
    Great contribution. Thank you very much.
    rbb, Jan 23, 2004
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    Ray Setzer Guest

    I concur with the cooler MP2400+ processors. I used to have two MP1600's
    which always ran low 40's idle. The 2400's run about 38-39 idle and never
    get above 45-46 under load. I have average cooling, just three case fans,
    decent thermaltake fans. Nothing real fancy, just adaquate.
    Ray Setzer, Jan 23, 2004
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