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    Epox 8KHA question?

    Thought I would see if anyone else had ventured down this road before I try it.

    I have a older Epox 8KHA (not the + version) and it lists the max supported cpu as a Palomino 1800+, but in checking the available listed multipliers in the bios, it shows the multiplier for the 2100+ (again supports only the Palomino).

    Anyone ever try this "unsupported" combo?

    Thanks in advance, David

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    You should probably write to Epox about this. They do answer.
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    The motherboard fully supports Athlon XP-256 CPUs all the way up to the 266MHz FSB 2600+. Most of the higher-speed CPUs (1733MHz and up) will have their multiplier locked on this motherboard; those with 12.5x and below will be freely adjustable.

    What are you upgrading from? The best choice remains the 2400+; the 2600+ in this FSB version is hard to find.

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    Update

    Well, I did get a 2100+ Palomino, works great, now I wish I would have waited a bit longer to get more ideas from here, when I flashed the bios, I noticed that it now supported the model 8 cpu's, t-bred I beleive?

    The multipliers that are shown are 13 (2100+) 14 and 15 (there are lower multi's of course, and the ever famous "auto" setting) which I think limits me to a max of 2400+ ? If I read the XP chart right, the 2600+ take a 16x multi at 266 fsb, which is not shown in my bios.

    I am upgrading from a 1400 t-bird, the 2100+ has made a bit of a difference, but I imagine the 2400+ would even make more of a difference?

    Thanks for the responses, it has helped a lot to try and get abit more speed out of this old computer.

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    Yeah, go for the 2400+ if you can. It's a full 600MHz jump from the Tbird and has SSE instructions.

    And yes, Model 8 is the Thoroughbred CPU.

    http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...%25202400%252B

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