i dont know if this makes a difference the ram is 333mhz but before i had a 2200+ so it was probably running at 266 right? does that mean i have to clear the something in the memory or somthing like that?
If you have the correct bios and a Rev 2 PCB then set CPU and Memory speed select for auto in bios and on the dip switches. The bios should take care of it. The worst that can happen is the it won't boot. When it does boot just make sure it ID's the proceeor and memory right on the boot screen. Then on the first boot check temp in BIOS and as soon as windows loads check the CPU temp to make sure you have the heat sink on right.
keeps shuting down on me, i think the mobo got dammaged from last time when the cpu got fried, until u guys find me help ill try to go down town and get the asus a7n8x i hear they have it here (saudi arabia isnt a good market for amd, but its developing) btw which a7n8x is the best one like i mean the a7n8x-e or deluxe all that stuff, if i cant find it here ill get one from the states my teacher is going soon. thanks alot leejend for ur help
It's one of the top 2 boards. The Asus is the other. If you plan to upgrade to a 400 mhz FSB or RAM make sure you get a board with the Ultra chipset. It runs 400 mhz RAM and FSB. Some of the others don't. If 333 is as high as you plan to go with this MB then any version chipset is fine.
Until you get the new MB you should be able to run the Barton at 133 FSB with the 12.5 multiplier. It will be slower but it will at least be operational.