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Help please, Socket A compatibility?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Sir Random, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. Sir Random

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,636

    Location: Wicklow, Ireland

    I have 2 socket A mobos (462 pin).
    One is a Uwave2 from a Compaq 5000, it takes SDRAM and has an Athlon cpu.
    The other is an ASRock K7S41, it takes DDR and has a Sempron CPU.

    Can I just put the Sempron cpu in the Compaq mobo to test it? Is there any problem with fsb speeds or different vcores? :confused:
     
  2. Soul Rider

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Nov 2005

    Posts: 434

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Probably not, as the FSB of the chips is likely to be very different. If the Athlon chip runs SDRam it's only going to be 100/133 mhz FSB

    The sempron board as it is DDR will be 200/266/333/ possibly upto 400mhz FSB. The Athlon chip won't run in the sempron board, but the sempron chip would possibly run in the athlon board, although only at 100/133mhz FSB, but voltages may not be enoguh, probably making it slower than the current Athlon chip thats in there.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: 16 Feb 2006
  3. Sir Random

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,636

    Location: Wicklow, Ireland

    Thanks Soul Rider,
    I just wanted to find out if the Sempron is working ok, and the Compaq is the only other 'Socket A' mobo I have. I think I'll just bring it to a mate's house to test it, rather than risk damaging it (even though it would be underclocked, I'm wary of vcore differences).