View Full Version : Problem with new processor

06-23-03, 07:31 PM
Ive tried the amdzone forums and no help there
I have a msi kt266 pro2 mobo and i just put in a 2600+ 333fsb to replace the 1800+ i had i have a 300 watt psu and a geforce 3 and when i turn on the power the screen is blank no video bios no system bios but all the fans and lights come on ive tried only hooking up the hd and geforce 3 and it still didnt show anything any suggestions?

The Baron
06-23-03, 08:04 PM
does the mobo support that proc?

06-23-03, 08:27 PM
Ive talked to a few people and they said it should revert to a 266 fsb but it looks like an nforce 2 for me tomorrow if i can find the money somehow

06-23-03, 09:40 PM
if im not mistaken, the kt266 uses a 266 mhz fsb. the 2600+ u mentioned obviously has 333fsb, so it wont work. any mobo ive seen with 266 fsb also says it supports up to 2600+ w/throroughbred core at 266fsb. the processor u got has a barton and runs at 333 fsb. wow, im repeating myself.

the short story is that u need a new mobo to support the higher bus speed of the processor.

06-24-03, 06:45 AM
Regardless if the board supports 333 or not, the cpu will still work, just have to run a slower FSB ;)
Did you clear the cmos before you installed it? you will need to do that, use the jumper to clear it, or just take out the battery. I had to run my Barton2500+ @ 266 until my pc3200 arrived, worked no problems :thumbsup:

just as a side not, the best AMD forums IMO are
AMDMB (http://www.amdmb.com)