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29-07-2003, 07:37 PM
I want to use Barton XP 2500 with A7S333. I don't seem to find a bios for it. Does A7S333 support the Barton? Please, help.

29-07-2003, 08:13 PM
given that the 333 part means the bus is running at 333mhz then one would imagine you could. Why don't you just go to the Asus site and find out?

29-07-2003, 08:18 PM
Unfortunately the 333 part means it will take PC2700 memory.

FSB is 100/133 but 166 would be needed.

There is a new BIOS at the ASUS site which may address the issue but I can't be sure that it WILL.

30-07-2003, 12:40 AM
Sorry it won't run the Barton 2500 333fsb. The Highest CPU you can run in your board is the AMD 2600XP (266 fsb (model 8) NOT the 333 fsb one).

If you want to check it out for your self then go here: Select SocketA(462) cpu motherboards and then select your board.


30-07-2003, 12:50 AM
If you go to the Asus site and download BIOS number 1016 then you will be able to go to a Model 10 processor up to Athlon XP 3000

Motherboard : A7V333 CPU : Athlon XP 3000 (333 MHZ FSB)(Model 10) Since BIOS : 1016

As always.... Flashing the BIOS is not to be undertaken lightly!!!!

30-07-2003, 12:53 AM
Whoops.... That was for a A7V333 not the A7S333

My mistake and please ignore.

30-07-2003, 11:12 AM
Did you forget what their motherboard was? I thought Elephants never forget :D :D

30-07-2003, 11:39 AM
Lucky me. I have the A7V333 and am looking at the XP3000 for around $600. I also have 333 RAM.

30-07-2003, 12:40 PM
I don't forget to eat my peanuts though!!!!