K7T266 Pro - Athlon XP 2000+ compatability

By Dil
Jan 28, 2004
  1. 'lo all planning to upgrade the BIOS of my K7T266 Pro motherboard to v1.9, which according to the MSI website supports:

    Athlon XP 1500+ ~ 2000+
    600Mhz ~ 1.4GhZ

    The Athlon XP 2000+ looks appealing however, as it runs at 1.67GHz, I am a little confused as to whether or not this processor will be compatible with the K7T266 Pro mobo.

    In addition, if the above is all good, and I do go ahead with the upgrade, will I require a larger fan or heatsink or similar. I currently am running an 800Mhz Duron processor.

    All assistance is most appreciated.

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    This is OK for your mobo, but don't try to install anything faster.
    If you buy the AMD Athlon XP2000+ in the boxed version, it automatically comes with an appropriate heatsink/cooler.
    Alternatively, buy a bare CPU and get a very quiet cooler in the shape of the Zalman Flower CNPS6000-Cu, Noiseless, 92mm fan with speed-adjuster
  3. Dil

    Dil TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much indeed.. feelin' the need for speed... he he.

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