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Asus mainboards with thoroughbred support

Asus mainboards with thoroughbred support

While a simple BIOS update was enough in ninety-nine percent of cases when switching from the Athlon C (Thunderbird core) to the Athlon XP (Palomino), the new Athlon XP with (Thoroughbred core) the mainboards makes things more difficult. The board has to provide the core voltage of 1.6-1.7V required by the Thoroughbred.

Asus has been working on an extensive compatibility list for some time, which has been updated today.

Model T-Bred Support from revision from BIOS A7A133 Yes 1.00 1012.001 A7A266 Yes 1.10 * 1012.001 A7A266-E Yes 1.11 1012.001 A7M266 Yes - 1007 A7M266-D Yes - 1005 A7N266 Yes 1.02 1003 A7N266-C Yes 1.03 1003 A7N266-E Yes 1.02 1003 A7N266-VM Yes 1.07 1001 A7S333 Yes - 1002 A7S333 Yes - 1002 A7S333 Yes - 1002 1008 A7V133-C Yes 1.05. 1008 A7V133-M Yes 1.01 1007 * A7V133-VM Yes 2.00 1008 A7V266 Yes 1.05 1010 * A7V266-C Yes 2.00 1010 * A7V266-E Yes 1.07 1010 * A7V266-EX Yes 2.00 1010 * A7V266-M Yes 1.02 1010 * A7V333 Yes 1.01 Yes 1.02 1010 * A7V333 Yes 1006 A7VL133-VM Yes 2.00 1008

Potential buyers should pay particular attention to the board revision, because a model that is too old can no longer be T-Bred compatible with a BIOS update trim.

Update

Asus has brought the compatibility list up to date again. Changes compared to the previous version are marked with a '*'.