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AMD-K6 in Socket 7....


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#1 Janeil Harricharan

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

My computer specs as follows:

Diamond Flower Inc. G586IPV Rev AC
Pentium 200 Mhz Processor
64 MB SDRAM
1 Maxtor 20GB hard drive

It has more stuff, but I had stripped it to take care of some other issues, and its running on skeleton as above.

Regardless, I acquired a AMD-K6 class processor that's rated up to 400Mhz and is a Socket 7 type. There is no setting on the board for anything faster, and when I stick it in and turn it on, the screen has a bunch of green horizontal "snow" that wiggles back and forth until I turn it off. What's wrong? o.O

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:55 AM

Pentium 200 Mhz Processor


OK, I'm confused. How can you run a Pentium Processor in an AMD socket? If the mobo is made for Pentium, AMD will not work and vice versa.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:47 PM

Pentium 200 Mhz Processor


OK, I'm confused. How can you run a Pentium Processor in an AMD socket? If the mobo is made for Pentium, AMD will not work and vice versa.. :thumbsup:


You are too young (I wish I was).

Socket 5 and Socket 7 ran AMD K5/K6 CPUs as well as Pentium processors. Not all socket 7 boards supported the K6-II/III processors. Socket 7 boards don't support the correct voltage for later processors, hence the "Super Socket 7". Unless the motherboard and memory has the proper voltage/FSB capability, it just isn't going to work.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:23 AM

really i didnt know the two were interchangeable either. lol wish they still were, might save a few bucks, that way i could by one motherboard and an intel and an amd CPU and just swap em out and play with which one i like more without buying 2 motherboards lol.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:20 AM

Socket 5 and Socket 7 ran AMD K5/K6 CPUs as well as Pentium processors. Not all socket 7 boards supported the K6-II/III processors. Socket 7 boards don't support the correct voltage for later processors, hence the "Super Socket 7". Unless the motherboard and memory has the proper voltage/FSB capability, it just isn't going to work.

Hmmm..... I didn't know that, my first build was an AMD K6, and I tried to buy a mobo with an Intel socket and was told they were incapatable..

As to the problem, does an Intel chip work in the socket? What kind of video are you useing, on board or a card? If the Intel chip works fine, then I would guess the AMD chip is bad or not compatable. If the Intel chip does not work either, then maybe your video card is bad or if you on board video, maybe you need a video card...

Or maybe you've already tried this, if so, I'm out of ideas... :thumbsup:

Edited by Wildabeast, 11 February 2009 - 05:23 AM.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:47 AM

I still have a new [in the box] BCM IN530 super socket 7 motherboard with a AMD K6 550MHz CPU on it. :thumbsup:

As for your problem the Intel CPU has a lower voltage then the AMD K6.
Look at the K6 & it should have the voltage on it.
Then check the motherboard around the socket area for jumpers or dip swotches to set the voltage.
There may be a little chart on the motherboard, if not you'll have to find a manual .
The voltage setting is very important.
Get it right the first time or you may fry the CPU !
There shoud also be jumpers for the front bus & multiplier that will need to be set for the AMD CPU.

Those old motherboards didn't have "auto detect" for much of anything.
Just about everything has to be set by jumpers .

It sounds like your AMD CPU isn't getting enough voltage to work .
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:41 AM

Hmm, thanks. I'll go check the motherboard settings when I get home from school tonight.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:39 PM

Yes, I believe its the voltage. The processor says 2.2V, and the motherboard is putting out 2.8. I'm surprised nothing exploded. D:

Oh well, so much for that idea, since I can't change the voltage to anything lower than 2.8.




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