Trouble Updating Bios for higher cpu support

By Moglie
Dec 13, 2004
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  1. Hi all,
    Here's my problem. I have a Asus A7A266 that was running an Athlon 900Mhz.
    That cpu is now burned, and I have a functional XP2400+. My problem is, the mobo has an old bios (1006) and according to Asus, only the new bios 1012 supports the 2400+ cpu. I tried running the XP2400 at the highest setting possible allowed by the old bios 133/33 with a 12.5X. The computer hangs. So then I tried running at 100 and it still hangs.
    Am I really going to need a cpu supported by the old bios in order to update it?
    Any idea is greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Afraid that is your only option.
  3. Moglie

    Moglie Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I was afraid of that answer :|
    Thank you for answering though
  4. Electrick Gypsy

    Electrick Gypsy Newcomer, in training Posts: 89

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