Using an AMD Athlon XP 2200+ in a K7T266 Pro2 MOBO

Posted on 2004-10-23
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I have bought an AMD Athlon XP 2200+, I have an MSI K7T266 Pro2 Mobo.  After scouring the net it seemed that I could use the newly purchased CPU on this MOBO, in thought I would be able to use up to a 2400+, as they are all designed for 266Mhz FSB.  I have flashed the BIOS with the latest patch from MSI, though when I went and installed it today, the MOBO would not flash up.  I know the bios flash worked because I tested it with the old CPU before I switched CPU's.  Does anyone know for certain if I can use anything greater than an Athlon XP 2000+ on this board?  
Question by:sabrE7
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    Accepted Solution

    Well according to MSI, you missed by just a little bit .........

    • Supports Socket A for AMD®   Athlon™/Athlon™ XP/Duron™ processor
    • Supports 800MHz up to 2100+ MHz processor

    • VIA® KT266A Chipset
    - FSB @200/266MHz
    - AGP 4X and PCI Advanced high performance memory controller
    • VIA® VT8233 Chipset
    - High Bandwidth V-link Client controller
    - Integrated Faster Ethernet LPC
    - Integrated Hardware Sound Blaster/Direct Sound AC97 audio
    - Ultra DMA 33/66/100 master mode PCI EIDE controller
    - ACPI

    Chris B
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    You can try to alter a few Bios settings to set it up manually

    Have you tried to reset BIOS/CMOS ?

    If the bios can not detect the CPU you have to set it up manually

    In BIOS section HARDWARE monitor setup

    CPU FSB  =133 MHZ
    CPU ratio/vcore = 13,5/1,65 volt

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    Author Comment

    Thanks for the input from both of you.  I have tried resetting the bios and doesn't make any difference, the machine still will not flash up so I am going to have to get it replaced with a 2100+.  The FSB and Core voltages settings for this board are all made through the bios, not jumpers so I can't do it manually.

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