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11-01-2001, 03:27 PM
I'll make another post cos I didnt get the answers I was after... so here goes again...


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 rather stick with the motherboard ive got now, its pretty good, but just want to know if anyone out there has had problems with Slot A to Socket A converter cards...

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

Thanx.