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Mike Szutu Dec 14, 2003, 11:22pm EST Report Abuse
Ok..I have a A7V333 mobo..but I have to flash the bios..because it says that i need to do it in order to use the Thorton cpu (AMD)
sooo..if i just plugin the cpu without flashing the bios yet, would that like damage anything?

My Specs:
Athlon XP 2200+@ 1904 Mhz (Thorton) with. Volcano 11/Arctic Silver 3
Infineon 512 DDR 2700PC
Asus A7V8X-X
Asus Radeon 9600 XT
Creative Live 5.1
Samsung 30GB @ 5200rpm
350 Watt powersupply
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ray Stephens Dec 15, 2003, 01:31am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Question....
Hmm, from what I remember, the Thorton is just a Barton with the 512kb of cache cut in half... but I could be wrong. I think it will work because the bios update is only to recognize it. I put a 2500+ in my motherboard before I updated the bios. The only thing weird was that Windows didn't recognize its model number. I don't think you have to worry about anything blowing up.

Omniscient Dec 15, 2003, 02:43am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Question....
you should be able to just plug the cpu in and then do the flash. If the Mobo doesn't actually 'support' the CPU until flashed then the pc simply wont boot. so no damage will be done.

If it doesn't boot with said CPU in get a supported CPU and then flash.



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