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Will AMD sempron work on Asus A7V333 Athlon/AthlonXP/Duron mainboard?

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It's just that. Will a "AMD Sempron 2800+ Boxed ScktA" work on my Asus A7V333 mainboard? Specs found on Asus site:

Processor Socket A for AMD®: ..... Athlon XP/ Athlon/ Duron 600MHz ~ 2GHz+


Just an easy one, I got this mainboard lying around somewhere, want to make a router / fileserver... Doesn't have to be that 2800+ processor, can also be a slower one - but I guess that depends on the BIOS.

Thanks!

Glenn
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http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socketa/a7v333/overview.htm

It should work, since the board supports AthlonXP processors and the Sempron is just a Duron successor.
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by:Gaud-wo
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Tnx!

I've just read up on it, seems Sempron is made to be compatible with as much of existing hardware as possible...
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by:Gaud-wo
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http://www.asus.com.tw/support/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx

I don't see support for any Duron processor over there? Does this mean that the processor isn't supporterd?
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by:Gaud-wo
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Sorry, for any 'Sepron' processor, not Duron.

I thought the Sempron was an AthlonXP successor / replacement?
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by:silver_2fly
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BARF, sepmron.  Yea it will work, it has to be backwards compatable otherwise AMD would be stupid.
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by:gromziberg
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Have you tried it out yet? I have the same motherboard and the same issue. I'm low on cash so i'm worried. :)
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by:gromziberg
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But the FSB 266mhz means the processor would be underclocked. So you wouldn't get our moneys worth. But it should work. Athlon XP 2600+ (model 8) is the best way to go.
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by:Gaud-wo
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I bought an XP processor, Sempron will never be detected completely right by the released BIOS versions.

Was working as a charm, but a few days a go the end-user got a "system failed cpu test" voice POST message, just brought it in for RMA.

Wonder what cased it...

Anyhow, if you can get your hands on a Athlon XP, I suggest you get that for the A7V333.

Cheers!
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by:Gaud-wo
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Hm, sorry about it Callandor, but you must agree - I incorrectly gave you credit for the answer to this question.
People that look this up, may get confused...

Should I post this in the community support section?
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Yes, if it's not right, have the answer changed.  I won't be around, so you'll have to take up the slack.
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