Matsonic MS8147C+, help!
My friend gave me his old motherboard because he got a new one. It says on the sticker on the motherboard that it is Matsonic MS8147C+. I went to the matsonic page and they say that it supports 200/266/333 MHz Front Side Bus and Athlon? / Athlon? XP / Duron? .But when I downloaded the manual it says that it supports 100/133/166 MHz FSB.It seems very strange to me that a motherboard with KT400A+8235 chipset,8xAGP,400MHz DDR and USB 2.0 would support only 166 MHz FSB.Has anybody had any experience with matsonic motherboards, could this be just a mistake in the manual(maybe an old manual)? I don't yet have any CPU to try it out, so I thought to check with you guys.
P.S. And if it does support only 166 FSB, can I still install, say , Duron 1800 to work properly?
Nevermind, I figured it out.
Be careful with the 160/320+ FSB settings if your CPU can handle them. I don't think that board throttles the PCI clock right unless you lock it down at 166. You'll still be on a 1/4 divider, pushing your IDE drives and PCI cards to 40MHz or higher and they might get pretty flaky. The AGP will get pushed pretty hard also, and can cause some issues too.
The Thoroughbred XP cores are good buys. Most have multipliers unlocked to some degree so you can easily manipulate the FSB/Multiplier configuration to tweak some extra muscle out of them. I have the 1700+ XP (normally 133 X 11=1463) that really boogies at around 1800 by running 156 X 11.5 or even better at 163 X 11.