Ok I am building a machine for a friend and they wanted to get the new XP processor so i figure why not and buy the A7M266 and the XP 1500+ processor from newegg.com at the same time.
I install everything and then of course it will not boot up without bios 1005 installed(it has 1004 on it) and it will not get to a boot disc with the XP installed
So my choices are:
1- buy a duron locally (it seems to be about a 75 dollar purchase since the cheap ones i can not find). pull out the XP put in the duron install the new bios and put the XP back in
2- Pull my Athlon 1.2 Ghz out of my machine put it into the new machine install the bios and put the XP back in.
3- send the board back and get one that will support the XP out of the box.
Frankly these all suck- I am leaning to the cheapest one that is playing around with my system figuring the worse thing that happens is that i am forced to buy a better processor for myself if i screw it up. Of course i could flash my system - put the new XP in it and give my friend a deal on the 1.2 Ghz and move on.
So what would you do?
It does boot into the bios real nice however