Upgrading processor query


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Paul Hodson

I have the following board (details from SiSoftware Sandra) fitted with an
Athlon 1700XP processor. I wish to upgrade the processor to a 2600 or 2800
but have been told that this board will only take up to a 2000XP.

Is this so, and if I change the board will I have to reinstall my Operating
system (Windows XP Professional) and all my software?

System Mainboard:
Manufacturer : MSI
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
MPS Version : 1.40
Model : MS-6380
Version : 2.0
Serial Number : 00000000
BIOS ID : 62-1130-009999-00101111-040201-VIA

System Chipset:
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT8366/A Apollo KT266/A,KT333 CPU to PCI Bridge
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 SMBus/i2c
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
Max FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 2x 133MHz / 2x 133MHz
In Order Queue Depth : 4 req(s)

Chipset Hub Interface
Type : V-Link
Width : 8-bit
Full Duplex : Yes
Multiplier : 1x
Speed : 4x 66MHz (264MHz data rate)
Down / Up In Order Queue Depth : 9 / 9 req(s)

Paul Hodson
 
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David Jones

You don't say what your motherboard is, so I don't know
what processors it will take.

If you install a new motherboard, there is a likelyhood
you will need to run an in-place installation of XP,
which means you'll need to reinstall SP1 and security
patches, but not your applications. As always, when
doing hardware changes, you should back up any data you
cannot live without, because things can happen when you
start working with hardware.

Check out the replies to the "New Motherboard" post from
earlier tonight for more information.
-----Original Message-----
I have the following board (details from SiSoftware Sandra) fitted with an
Athlon 1700XP processor. I wish to upgrade the processor to a 2600 or 2800
but have been told that this board will only take up to a 2000XP.

Is this so, and if I change the board will I have to reinstall my Operating
system (Windows XP Professional) and all my software?

System Mainboard:
Manufacturer : MSI
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
MPS Version : 1.40
Model : MS-6380
Version : 2.0
Serial Number : 00000000
BIOS ID : 62-1130-009999-00101111-040201-VIA

System Chipset:
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT8366/A Apollo
KT266/A,KT333 CPU to PCI Bridge
 
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JAX

Check the documentation for your MB. I have a 1700+ on a SiS board and that
is all my model board will accept.

LOL JAX
 
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Jim Macklin

Actually he did say, you just didn't read down the page.

To the OP, Paul...

Go to http://www.msi.com.tw/ and search for your mobo, using
the data your found with Sandra.

You will need to look at the specs and the driver/BIOS
updates to find the latest CPU supported.

When you do install the new CPU, you will likely need to do
a repair install of XP if new drivers are needed for the
CPU.

If you decide to upgrade the mobo and CPU you will certainly
have to do a repair install. Here are those instructions
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341


message | You don't say what your motherboard is, so I don't know
| what processors it will take.
|
| If you install a new motherboard, there is a likelyhood
| you will need to run an in-place installation of XP,
| which means you'll need to reinstall SP1 and security
| patches, but not your applications. As always, when
| doing hardware changes, you should back up any data you
| cannot live without, because things can happen when you
| start working with hardware.
|
| Check out the replies to the "New Motherboard" post from
| earlier tonight for more information.
|
| >-----Original Message-----
| >I have the following board (details from SiSoftware
| Sandra) fitted with an
| >Athlon 1700XP processor. I wish to upgrade the processor
| to a 2600 or 2800
| >but have been told that this board will only take up to
| a 2000XP.
| >
| >Is this so, and if I change the board will I have to
| reinstall my Operating
| >system (Windows XP Professional) and all my software?
| >
| >System Mainboard:
| >Manufacturer : MSI
| >MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
| >MPS Version : 1.40
| >Model : MS-6380
| >Version : 2.0
| >Serial Number : 00000000
| >BIOS ID : 62-1130-009999-00101111-040201-VIA
| >
| >System Chipset:
| >Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT8366/A Apollo
| KT266/A,KT333 CPU to PCI Bridge
| >Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 SMBus/i2c
| >Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
| >Max FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 2x 133MHz / 2x 133MHz
| >In Order Queue Depth : 4 req(s)
| >
| >Chipset Hub Interface
| >Type : V-Link
| >Width : 8-bit
| >Full Duplex : Yes
| >Multiplier : 1x
| >Speed : 4x 66MHz (264MHz data rate)
| >Down / Up In Order Queue Depth : 9 / 9 req(s)
| >
| >Paul Hodson
| >
| >
| >.
| >
 
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Bruce Chambers

Greetings --

Normally, assuming a retail license, unless the new motherboard is
virtually identical to the old one (same chipset, same IDE
controllers, same BIOS version, etc.), you'll need to perform a repair
(a.k.a. in-place upgrade) installation, at the very least:

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341

As always when undertaking such a significant change, back up any
important data before starting.

This will probably also require re-activation. If it's been more
than 120 days since you last activated that specific Product Key,
you'll most likely be able to activate via the internet without
problem. If it's been less, you might have to make a 5 minute phone
call.


Bruce Chambers

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