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Help me! 533MHz FSB chip on a 400MHz FSB Motherboard?

Old 08-15-02, 06:44 PM
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Help me! 533MHz FSB chip on a 400MHz FSB Motherboard?

I have a P4 2.26GHz 533MHz FSB chip but my motherboard says "Supports 400MHz FSB"

Will the chip still run on the board? The board is a Soyo P4I Dragon if that helps...

See... I already attached the chip to the board and the heatsink with silicone to the chip... but I'm afraid to turn it on now...

Help!

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Old 08-15-02, 07:08 PM
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Supports Intel Socket-478 P4 Processor (1.4G - 2.4G+)
from this link

http://www.soyousa.com/products/proddesc.php?id=4

just download the latest BIOS and it should be safe to turn on

http://www.soyousa.com/downloads/

My guess is it will work.
Old 08-15-02, 07:13 PM
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quacker! what's up man? remember me from the atlanta gathering?

anywho....looks like your board doesn't support the 533 fsb stock.

you may have to get into something like the abit bg7 for that. i could be wrong...but i haven't seen anything that says otherwise yet.

where did you grab a 2.6? i haven't seen any about just yet...

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Thanks I'll try that...

I never imagined a problem with the front side bus... I haven't built a new computer since 1998. I just grabbed a chip within the clock speed range that is supported... but neglected to notice my chip is 533 mhz FSB... now I see my 2.2ghz chip is also available in a 400mhz FSB version.

My power supply arrives tomorrow... so hopefully a BIOS update will work.
Old 08-15-02, 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by QuAcKeR
Thanks I'll try that...


My power supply arrives tomorrow... so hopefully a BIOS update will work.
Soyo is really bad about updating their web page with new BIOS features. It is worth a shot.
Old 08-15-02, 07:30 PM
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Hey Cranky! Bout time for another get together ain't it?!


I just noticed an error in my initial post.

That's a 2.26GHz... not 2.6. My questions regards the FSB issue, not the clock speed of the chip.

And it's too late to turn back, I put the chip in and stuck the heatsink on with a silicone agent that basically bonded them...

so I guess basically, I'm hoping the board will run the chip with 400 FSB and the chip just maxes out at 533... which I won't hit since the board won't support it. That make sense?
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Perhaps you should have checked the FSB limits on the mboard BEFORE sticking it on the heatsink.. sheesh
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Maybe I'll just stick you in a heatsink, PUNK!

Now go post your desktop in the desktop thread.
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ahhh....so basically you are going to run it a bit 'de-clocked' the, eh?

gotcha. what are you using to bind the heatsink down?


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