old motherboard Asus P5A (super7) need help !?

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Postposted on Tue Jan 15, 2002 12:43 pm

well i need help ...
howe big cpu does this mobo support ?
cant find any info about it :sad: i have the last bios update that Asus came with ....
Asus has no info about this card on their web page and i havent got any answer on my mails to them :sad:
any 1 got a clue ?
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Postposted on Tue Jan 15, 2002 12:55 pm

Should be able to handle up to a K6-3 550 or K6-2+ 550. Check the documentation & BIOS settings, what is lowest voltage it can supply to the CPU core? If this voltage minimum is higher than the later K-6* series CPUs can handle, that will be the biggest determinant.
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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 9:10 am

<DIV>Visit <A href="ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_7/ALI_Chipset/ALI_V/P5A/">Asus German FTP P5A site</A> (the best up to date among Asus sites) and install the latest BIOS, which still is 1104 beta 4. Yes it is a beta, but I had no more problem since I run it 24/7 (summer 2000), and most other users have been reporting similarly about it.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>See "<B>ALI Specific BIOS Settings</B>" in <A href="http://www.aceshardware.com/Spades/read.php?article_id=144"><B><FONT face=Tahoma>Optimizing Super-7 Systems</FONT></B></A></DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Update the drivers of the P5A's ALi chipset using the (well done) <A href="http://www.ali.com.tw/eng/products/corelogic/aladdin_5.htm">ALi ALADDIN 5 Description</A> and <A href="http://www.ali.com.tw/eng/support/drivers/aladdin_5_driver.htm">ALi ALADDIN 5 Drivers</A> Pages. Download and install the latest drivers, or at least the <I>ALi Integrated Driver</I> (currently version 1.06 of 20 Nov 2001) and the <I>ALi AGP Driver</I> (currently 1.82 of 19 Nov 2001).</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>See <A href="http://pub30.ezboard.com/fd2gfrm0.showMessage?topicID=3.topic">P5A Revisions and Generators</A> (and my reply to it, "<I>My P5A (Nov 98) is Rev 1.03, PhaseLink 28ACX</I>").</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>See <A href="http://www.geforcefaq.com/faq.cgi#hw:gef:troub:inst:mobo:asusp5a">How can I get my ASUS P5A working with my GeForce?</A></DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>See <A href="http://www.g256.com/guides/geforcecomp.shtml#bad"><I>Motherboards failing in test </I></A></DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Finally <A href="http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenTopic/page?a=srch&s=50009562&result_detail=3&x_as=&findw=P5A&f=77909774&sis=&dt=&author_name=&sort_order=2&action=simplesearch&search.x=35&search.y=5">Search ArsTechnica for "P5A"</A></DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Hope this helps,</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV><A href="mailto:michel_merlin@yahoo.com">Michel Merlin</A></DIV><DIV>Paris (France), Wed 16 Jan 2002  16:14:45 +0100</DIV><DIV>To change is easy, to improve is hard  --  Ferdinand Porsche</DIV>
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