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333FSB CPU on a 266MHz Motherboard

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by hoax32, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. hoax32

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    Hi everybody!!!
    My question is short and simple:

    Is a AMD Athlon 2600+ (2.13GHz) 333MHz FSB compatible
    with a MSI-6390 VER.30B 266MHz board?

    I had a 2400+ 266MHz FSB before- no problem, but i broke it.

    THX
     
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    Nope. Sorry. (source)

    The 2400+ isn't supposed to work either so my suggestion is if you really want to just try it. Worst that can happen is it just won't post.
     
  3. hoax32

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    I have a different Motherboard.
    The 6390 VER.30B OEM HP Version.

    The list you gave me says that the 2400+ model is not compatible, but i had it in my system before.

    Im just curious:
    Are 333FSB CPU backwards compatible with a 266board?
    I understand, that it will probably run slower.

    Sry for my english.
     
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    your English is fine. from what i'm reading the HP site says yours can use up to a 2600+ but MSI says different while Max Support is only 2200+. i would at least try a the 2400+.

    overall yes. a Mobo will take a 333FSB based CPU but it'll just run at whatever max FSB the Mobo can take being 100/133 which is what yours puts out
     
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