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    I have just purchased an XP2400 because that's the highest I can get on my Gigabyte GA7vr.
    To fit it do I need to do anything else apart from flashing the BIOS.
    Any help will be appreciated.:afro:

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    im assuming the processor is compatible with the motherboard so you shouldnt have to do anything except fit it into the slot and fit a heatsink fan (make sure to use a thermal interface material or be prepared for :flames: )
    you may need to change a bios setting for FSB depending on which processor is being replaced
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    I am upgrading from an XP1800 so hopefully not to much different apart from the speed. thanks for the tip about the thermal material as I wanted to ask about that as well. I have checked the specs out and it is fully compatable with my motherboard, it's basically the biggest I can go without changing the board. Thanks for the tips

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    you shouldnt need to do anything to set up the chip then just plug it in and the bios will detect the new multiplyer as the FSB is usually the only thing which needs manual changing and its 133x2 (266 DDR) on both of the chips
    enjoy your new processor
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    Thanks for your help i will dive in and give it a go
    Thanks again

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    It's a good CPU! :thumb: I have one in an ASUS NForce2 board and I run it at 166MHz FSB (133MHz is default) and simply backed off on the multiplier to keep the core frequency at 2.0GHz. Paired with syncronized PC2700 RAM I got a noticeable performance improvement and no significant increase in temps even with the OEM HSF.

    If you ever plan on upgrading the board you can probably get some nice overclocks on that CPU in the future.
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    I also have an AMD HSF, check at my specs, never goes over 50 C, but i got good airflow!:thumb:
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    A few days late, but I got 2400 too. EXCELLENT proc.!!! I am in the same sit. as you, my AM37 maxes on the 2400 & I didn't want to change the MOBO. I'm glad I didn't now. I should have gotten about 11% more performance over the 2200 it replaced, going by MHZ alone, but I get close to 20% better on SETI.
    It went in without a glitch, just pop it in, make sure the "arm" is locked back down, ONCE AGAIN--APPLY GREASE, put approp. HS/Fan on, & reboot. As a bonus, I wound up getting about 2009 MHZ instead of the 1.98-2.00 it was supposed to run at.
    The only problem I had, you may not, is that they are several capacitors right up to the socket & the oversized HSF I used was VERY difficult to install. I broke one of the little "locking ears" off the bottom of one of the six flanges. An intense moment of "OH S--T!!", but with 5 holding it, it's not going anywhere.
    Temp. run about 2-3 Cel. above the 2200, well within save margins. Enjoy the XP2400+!!!
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    Another suggestion is that you could upgrade your HSF combo to possibly a Thermal take or coolermaster and even an Aero


    www.xoxide.com is a good place for these I work at U.P.S and I see these things shipped all the time by the thousands.

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    Those are good too. I used a Volcano 9 CoolMod. It's a good cooler, but I got it for the pretty lights.
    Oh yeah, I forgot it has different modes also. Variable by "twist knob", variable by temp. probe (1300 @ 20C to 4800 @ 55C), or full speed always.
    However, I never got the blue "power" LED's to work worth a flip. I finally blew them by putting too much voltage to them. The red "HD" lights work & look great though.
    One interesting tidbit. The HSF for the 2200+ that came with my new system is actually bigger, beefier, & better than the HSF that came with the 2400+.
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