K7S5A Mainboard & Athlon Chip
I am about to replace my PIII mb with a K7S5A mb & 1.4 Athlon processor. When starting to insert chip, I found the instructions in the K7S5A user's guide seemed to be wrong. The chip has two adjacent corners with a pin missing and the socket has the same, so it seems logical that there is only one way to insert the chip. Since I can't afford to do this twice, I would like someone with experience with this mb to advise me. Also, will I have to reload all my software? Or can I just overwrite the W2000 system, saving my register and all the software? Appreciate any help you can give me in this. Thanks.
I can't offer any experience with your particular board, but I always believed in common sense and going with one's instincts. Don't forget that these manuals are written by Taiwanese techs whose first language is not English.
As far as Win2K goes, it's much better at readjusting drivers. I have had good luck with Win2K when changing motherboards. One possible problem is storage adapter drivers. What I would do is use the Repair facility by booting from the CD and running Fast Repair after the switch. That normally paves the way pretty well.
Thanks for prompt reply...I appreciate your advice.
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