Will a Socket A Sampron run on an Athlon Board??
Since they are more or less the same chip, would a Sampron CPU run on a board designed for an Athlon XP up to 3200+? I think I fried my CPU and my local FRY's doesn't carry Athlon chips anymore so that I can test the mobo to see if it is still OK or if I need a new mobo as well.
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look on the manufacturer's website, since it might require a bios update.
I already checked and the MFR web site does not list Sampron as a supported CPU--that's why I'm wondering if it'll work anyway (maybe it'll just identify it as something else?)
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It SHOULD post, but it would recognize it as an Athlon XP or MP. See what Fry's return policy is on cpus.
Even if it posts, do a bios update.
I had a PCCHIPS board that didnt say it suported Seprons but after a BIOS flash it works fine. You should be okay after a BIOS flash.
What motherboard do you have? Maybe someone here will be familiar with it.
I'd avoid the Sempron. You can still buy Athlon XPs online - NewEgg, for instance. The mobile XPs are great if you have an nForce2 chipset or other flexible chipset.
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Since AXP 3200+ is supported Sempron will work too. After all, it's a Thoroughbred B core ...
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Hey thanks for the replies folks. Didn't realize this thread was still alive. I wanted to try the Sempron just to test the Mobo. Then I bought a mobile XP chip from Newegg, and THEN I found out that my original Barton wasn't fried like I thought, so both the Sempron and the Mobile XP went back.