Getting a Athlon 2500+ to work on my Asus A7M266.

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1. Asus A7m 266 with latest bios 1008
2. Amd Barton 2500+
3.1-3 small lenghts of wire as shown on trats page
4. Try putting the barton in to make sure the computer boots up fine.
5. Then try changing the multiplier with the wire trick. I tried 13x(13.0x: connect an25-am26 (2x high) and aj27-ah26 (8x high))  first which gave a speed of  1885,
 dont worry about what speed the bios says.
6. Then if all works fine try using a higher multiplier, the highest i could get to was 13x155fsb=2015 i tries changing the multi plier higher and fsb lower but
 could'nt run 3dmark 2001 correctly.
 The most stable Fsb i could get was 145 with out changing any voltages up.



Overcloacking a 2500+ on a DFI AD-77 using the multiplier (Unstable above 175 fsb)

As these boards are quite standard in the overcloacking section i decided to use the multiplier to get it higher.
1. AD-77 with latest bios 512 DDR 333
2. a few pieces of wire like on trats page
3. Make sure all runs well standard on the board
4. I tried a multplier of 12.5x166 =2075 (barton 2800+) ran a couple of benchmarks and a few hours of c&c generals and all was fine
5. Tried a multiplier of 13x166+2158 (barton 3000+) did benchmarks and played games for several hours no problems.
This is with the standard heatsink and fan( one with the copper Insert), standard voltage only gets about 5- 10 degress hotter when running at 3000+.
Idles at around 38- 40 max 52 that ive seen.
I believe this wire trick will ork on any motherboard as long as you follow the settings for each cpu on the amdforums page.
Screenshot of it running at 3000+  (The picture looks dodgy because i was using vnc to take the screenshot)


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