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Beware of the numbers quoted with Athlon XP's. Just because it says "Athlon XP 1900" does not mean it is 1900 Mhz !.
 
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Yes... it's actually 1.5 Ghz I think. They just call it 1900 because they claim it's equivalent to a 1.9 Ghz Intel. AMD has it's advantages but currently run to hot for me. (I prefer not to have a jet engine two feet away) Amd is behind a little as the XP1900 is the fastest they have. Last I heard Intel hit 2.0 but I'm sure they have a cpu out over that now... of course, with Intel you have to pay for that research with the pricey tag associated with Intel. I think the 2.0 is $585 at least. For anything you need as of now 1.5 is plenty whether it be AMD or Intel. (and relatively inexpensive too, as compared to a processor a few tenths of a gigahertz more)
 

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problem is I think I have an old version of the KT7A Raid. Bought it a few months before XP came out.
 
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ooooo you're right.... If you don't have v1.3 of the MB then its not compatible...

hmm.

Perhaps someone else knows, but I don't think there are many solutions at this point besides getting a new mother board.

sorry:(
 
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Well you would need an adapter to get the desired voltage for the Xp but with all the hassel of trying to get it to work with the old mobo you might as well be better off getting a new one. Some mobos with that chipset run fairly cheap. If you can find a used computer dealer you might be able to get them to take it off your hands for you and get some money back, or maybe exchange it with them for the mobo you need.
 
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