K7 Motherboard (PC Chips FSB266)

By Xtra
Dec 29, 2005
  1. I have this motherboard and need a new cpu. But I just can't decide what to buy, I am looking for a really cheap one. I saw Sempron 2500+, 1.75 GHz, 333 MHz FSB, Socket A Processor-In-A-Box.

    Will this CPU work with the motherboard I have?

    Motherboard I have:

    Actually the question is, if I buy that Sempron Socket A processor which has 333 Mhz FSB, will it work with this pcchips mainboard which says supports 266 FSB? What would be the result if I would try to install the cpu on this board?

  2. GotB

    GotB TS Rookie

    Hmm... if you had an Asrock K8 (like me) I would say get a Sempron 2600+ or better.

    In all honesty, I've no idea what would happen. You could either expect sparks to fly (always fun to watch, but never with a new CPU) or the system to refuse to boot up completely.

    That's all I really can say, sorry man =/
  3. Handyman

    Handyman TS Rookie

    It will work but you need to get the latest BIOS from PcChips if you want to get a Sempron. Also your maximum FSB is 330 Mhz(2*165 if i'm correct). Therefore you will not be able to overclock.

    What CPU do you have now??? If it's an Athlon XP with a 266 bus just overclock it. My previous system had a pcchips mobo with an Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1.9GHZ. Worked like a charm.
  4. David Alexandru

    David Alexandru TS Rookie Posts: 24

    get a gigabyte....or a asus...it's much better and you don't have to pay a lot of $$
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