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AMD K7 800 mhz

by guess / June 9, 2004 7:21 AM PDT

another computer Im working on,I think has a bad processor a AMD K7...it has a mount casing that slips into I think they call it a "A" slot...I also have a Pentium 2..that looks like it will slide right into the mount ....are they interchangable...can I install the Pentium in lou of the AMD

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Absolutely NOT. After the Intel socket 7 266 MMX, Intel
by Ray Harinec / June 9, 2004 7:30 AM PDT
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moved to a different method of plugging their CPU's [changed many times since] and absolutely would not license their use to AMD.[for any real amount of mooney. LOL]

Intel's first was called Slot 1, AMD's Slot A. AMD made K^'s up to 350 MHz for super socket 7 mobo's in order to get a mobo with 100 MHz FSB. K7's are Athlons.

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Re:Absolutely NOT. After the Intel socket 7 266 MMX, Intel
by guess / June 9, 2004 9:48 AM PDT

it's all way above my head ray ....so what yer saying to this ol dog..is if I slipped that pentium case into the slot it wont fire up....and that if I wanna save that amd computer then, I'll have to replace the bad amd k7....with another k7...the bad one says 800mhz ....but I know they have different clock speeds would a 500 k7 work? if I cant find a 800...so longs as it's AMD

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I'm not sure where the K7's started. I don't
by Ray Harinec / June 9, 2004 10:06 AM PDT

think there was a 500. The mobo and its BIOS will determine the maximum speed CPU that you can use. Go to www.pricewatch.com and search for K7's of the Slot A type. Be careful because, if I remember correctly it was around 800 MHz where they also made the Athlon CPU's in the socket A configuration [also called T-Birds].

All new model CPU's from AMD and Intel have the multiplier fixed [changing the mobo settings will NOT change the multiplier], but I believe that the early Athlons were not fixed. So if you try a different speed you may have to change the multiplier setting to run at its correct speed. Back then the FSB was 100 MHz, thus the multipllier for the 800 would be 8. If you get an 850 the multiplier would be 8.5. Your mobo manual should give the jumpering to set the multiplier.

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K^'s should be K6's. Sorry. NT
by Ray Harinec / June 9, 2004 12:16 PM PDT


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Re:AMD K7 800 mhz
by guess / June 10, 2004 8:47 AM PDT
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Im seeing amd athlons K7 700 mhz ....550Mhz and even the exact 800mhz onEbay...I dont really care about speed ...so long as they will all work in the slot...Im limited on finances...having been laid off for a few months now ..Iam not even sure Ill persue it ..I may well be in over my head..I build refineries not computers..But this forum is great ..I appreciate everyones help ...I AM trying to learn

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Keep in mind that the likely possible reason
by Ray Harinec / June 12, 2004 7:50 AM PDT
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that the CPU is dead is because of overtemperature. At the 800 MHz level the AMD K7's started running very hot. Blockage of airflow or clogged/failed fans causes rapid death.

So make sure that the CPU has a good working HSF and that the case hase good airflow, hopefully with an extra case fan.

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Please email me
by TONI H / June 13, 2004 3:00 AM PDT
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I have some info that might help you that I might have difficulty with if posted in an open forum.



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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2004 10:40 AM PDT
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