VIA KX 133 and Thunderbird

Posted on 2005-03-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26

Today I got an AMD Thunderbird 700 Mhz in my hands and wanted it to mount it up on my Gigabyte GA-7VM VIA KX133 motherboard, but I get the following error at boot:

"VIA KX133 does not support AMD Thunderbird"

I remember this problem from the "ancient" times and I think there was a workaround for it? Which was it?

Question by:chrisr34000
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Expert Comment

ID: 13440034
These types of problems may be solved by a BIOS update.  Check Gigabyte's website for a later version that addresses this problem.  The Thunderbirds used a single voltage which was different from the dual voltages of the K6's.

Author Comment

ID: 13440066
The funny thing is, that I read somewhere, that someone with the same board, made a BIOS update and then the board suddenly started to output this error, hehe. Anyway, I think I have the latest BIOS, but I will take a look.

Author Comment

ID: 13440313
Yes, I have the latest BIOS, but it is a beta version. This beta version recognizes hdds up to 137 GB.
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Accepted Solution

Callandor earned 800 total points
ID: 13440454
It looks like some people used a "Golden Fingers Device" to get around the problem: http://www.dansdata.com/thunderbird.htm

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