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09-01-2001, 04:23 AM
I recently zapped my Athlon 550 when I swapped the motherboard into its new larger system case.(damn!)

So I'm going to upgrade to a T-Bird 800 at least, but finding a Slot A is a problem. I'm soon considering buying a Slot A to Socket A converter card from Dick Smith Electronics and getting a Socket A instead.

Will this cause problems with my current Gigabyte GA-7XIE Slot A motherboard at all with detecting the correct CPU and its speed? Also what problems could likely occur? I guess I'd need to update my BIOS as well?

I'd like to get this sorted before I fork out my hard earned $$$

Thanx.