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ASUS A7V8X MZ SE, AMD 2500 and 3200 processors


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#1 Danford1

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:00 PM

I have an ASUS A7V8X MX SE board and AMD 2500 processor, stock heat sink and fan.
My MB specs are here. http://dlsvr.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/so...7v8x-mx_se.pdf
It says I can use up to a AMD Athylon 3200.
Can I simply unplug my 2500 chip and plug in a 3200 chip?
Do I have to do any set up or tweaks to the bios or anything?
Is this as simple as it sounds , unplug and plug in another one?

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PS I thought of overclocking the 2500, but never did it. In the future, I may over clock the 3200 if my MB can take it.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:15 PM

Yes it is that simple if.......................your motherboard BIOS supports it, and your memory can run fast enough to support it(or it can run a 200FSB with the RAM at current speed). If you already have RAM at 200mhz then that is one less worry. You might have to go into BIOS and tweak multipliers, voltage, and memory dividers depending on whether the CPU is autodetected properly. Not a big job.

EDIT: Don't crush/chip the core when attaching your heatsink. That is an Athlon killer.

Edited by dpunisher, 07 January 2009 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:38 AM

Yes it is that simple if.......................your motherboard BIOS supports it, and your memory can run fast enough to support it(or it can run a 200FSB with the RAM at current speed). If you already have RAM at 200mhz then that is one less worry. You might have to go into BIOS and tweak multipliers, voltage, and memory dividers depending on whether the CPU is autodetected properly. Not a big job.

EDIT: Don't crush/chip the core when attaching your heatsink. That is an Athlon killer.



Here are the MB specs. It has dip switches for the chip speed. I don't know what the ram speed is running at.
Where do I look to find out?

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Edited by Danford1, 08 January 2009 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:32 AM

Just to add to what dpunisher has suggested, you should also clean the surface of the heat sink and apply thermal compound to the heat spreader of the CPU. All it takes is a drop about the size of a grain of rice, spread it out uniformly and reconnect the heat sink.

You can download CPUID to see what the information of your RAM and CPU.

Edit: You added to your post just before I posted the above, the CPUID will show the RAM speed.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:23 PM

Just to add to what dpunisher has suggested, you should also clean the surface of the heat sink and apply thermal compound to the heat spreader of the CPU. All it takes is a drop about the size of a grain of rice, spread it out uniformly and reconnect the heat sink.

You can download CPUID to see what the information of your RAM and CPU.

Edit: You added to your post just before I posted the above, the CPUID will show the RAM speed.



I ran the CPUID program. i have 166 memory speed.
Here is all the info it gave me.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:57 PM

Where did you find the info about Athlon 3200 support? I just looked at the "CPU Support" page and I don't see support for 200 fsb (listed as 400 FSB) CPUs.

http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupp...%20SE&os=17

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:41 AM

I have two attachments in a post above. One is a chart. The 3200 is listed in the first box.
I got that info from the user manual for the board.

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