A 2.6 CPU on a 2.0 board???

  Phrixos 15:34 18 Feb 07
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According to the Asus' CPU support page, my A8n-SLI Deluxe (with the proper chipset and BIOS upbrades) will take an Opteron 185 Dual core (RevE6) CPU. But the 185 is a 2.6GHz cpu and the motherboard is only 2.0GHz

I've never overclocked a board. If I buy the 185, am I supposed to overclock my board to 2.6? This seems an awful lot.

ATB,
Phrixos

  Stuartli 15:44 18 Feb 07

Motherboards don't have MHz speeds - it's whether it is capable of accepting higher speed processors with or without updating the Bios and/or motherboard drivers.

If the CPU support page states it will accept the 2.6MHz CPU, then go ahead.

  ed-0 15:46 18 Feb 07

You don't need to overclock your motherboard. With bios 1013 click here. You can drop it in the motherboard and it will work.

  Phrixos 16:12 18 Feb 07

Ok. That's good to know. Thanks.

Phrixos

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