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Motherboard upgrade?? i've computer motherboard atc5220 mainboard a-trend mvp3-586b-smc669 chipset via vt82c596mvp [appolo vp3] processor amd k6-2 model 8 @501Mhz i already instal it with windows 2000 but it cant upgrade to windows 2000 service pack 2 or higher.. is anyone can help me with update bios and the download link for the bios? and tell me the other way beside update the bios... tq i already instal windows 2000 servicepack 2 or higher but the OS always didnt loaded... now i instal windows 2000 with no service pack, the system was ok but i cant instal network norton anti virus that other computer installed and microsoft office 2003 ...

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Dear kaname,

Your computer can support Windows XP, which has better hardware support and compatibility with the 2003 Office suit. XP also updates your hardware automatically once you are on the internet. You might want to try this.

Keep in mind that the older the Operating System, the harder it is for Office suites to compat. Newer Operating systems have better support for your computing. If you don't have HDD problems, the BIOS should not prevent you from loading SP2 for Win2000.


1. The SP2 Source Disk may have a problem
2. The Win 2000 you have already loaded may be missing components, preventing the SP2 to load.
2. Notton Antivirus versions and the 2003 office both reject Win 2000. They just don't like it; it's getting too old.

Get with it, Kaname!!!!

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Can you upgrade the cpu on a Via KT ^00

No Kevin.

AMD's use a different Processor socket, than an Intel does.

At least when we are talking the era of your motherboard.
(Real old? Like over 20 years ago, or more? AMD's and Intel's used a lot of the same processor sockets)

The designation VIA KT600.

VIA is a Chipset manufacturer.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

VIA KT600 refers to the motherboard chipset.
The Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip,

The VIA KT600 motherboard chipset, was manufactured for the AMD Socket 462, (Socket A -> Same/same), and AMD processors.

Intel Pentium 4's used the Socket 478 processor socket, back in the day; then moved to the LGA 775 processor socket. (Socket T)

This is a Motherboard Diagram, that fits the technology of your motherboard,

CPU = Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor, for short.
DOES NOT mean Personal Computer.

(If you run into somebody that uses CPU to mean a personal computer -> Slap 'em.

NO, WAIT! Don't! lol!

I can see the headlines now;
"Person slapped for using CPU to mean Personal Computer Perpetrator alleges Joecoolvette of Fixya said to do so." lol!)

This is an example of a Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip; on a motherboard,

The Northbridge chip has an aluminum finned Heatsink on it, to help disperse the heat the Northbridge chip makes.
Looks a lot like the Southbridge chip, with the Heatsink removed from it.
Some motherboards do have a Heatsink, on the Southbridge too.

Your line of question makes me want to post some links, to more computer information for you.
Basic info for now. We all have to start somewhere,

Scroll down to the subheading in Orange(?) -
What's Inside: Computer
Click on, one at a time; the subheadings;

1) Computer Hardware
2) Computer Peripherals
3) Computer Security
4) Computer Software
5) Internet

Click on the various subheadings in each category, for more information on that subject.

Click on each heading one at a time, at the Top;

A) Case: (Computer case)
B) Cooling
C) CPU (Processor)
D) Input
E) Memory
F) Mobile
G) Motherboard
,and so on.

Basic info up to technical info.

Plus always come back, and see us here.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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K7SV266AD Can I use 266Mhz athalon processor with this board, book says 100/133 FSB. If so what processors? Thanks

The Syntax K7SV266AD motherboard uses a VIA motherboard chipset.

It uses a VIA KT266A for the Northbridge, and a VIA VT8235 for the Southbridge.

About the motherboard chipset;

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

High-speed graphics is AGP or PCI-Express

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot is Not high-speed graphics.
Neither is Integrated Graphics.

(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard graphics.
ON the motherBOARD. The graphics chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard, and not to a graphics adapter card. {Graphics card}

The graphics chipset is a GPU.
Graphics Processing Unit,

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.
It handles the IDE, and SATA capabilities of the computer.
It also handles the USB ports, Ethernet, and Audio, plus anything connected to a PCI slot, and Integrated Graphics, to list a few examples.

Motherboard Diagram,

[For further information you may wish to search on Wikipedia,
A) Northbridge (computing)
B) Southbridge (computing)
C) Bus
D) PCI Local Bus
E) AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
F) PCI Express
G) Front Side Bus ]

Looking at the motherboard with the Processor to the top, and Ram Memory to the right, the VIA KT266A northbridge chip is below the Processor.
The aluminum finned Heatsink covers it.

The VIA VT8235 southbridge chip is down towards the lower right corner.

Looking at the specs for the VIA KT266A chip we can see,

1) It supports either DDR Sdram ram memory at 200MegaHertz, or 266MHz.
PC-1600 or PC-2100, respectively.
(DDR Sdram is clocked twice. Therefore the 133MHz Front Side Bus {FSB} support will handle 266MHz ram memory)

2) The Maximum ram memory it will support is 4GB. If you have the motherboard manual, you will know what the maximum amount of Ram Memory is, that the motherboard will support.

3) Will support Processors with either a 100MHz, or 133MHz FSB. (Front Side Bus)
AMD processors are 'Double-pumped'.
The VIA VT266A chip will handle AMD processors with up to a 266MHz FSB.

It will handle AMD Athlon, or AthlonXP, or Duron processors, with a maximum FSB of 266MHz.

The best processor will be an AMD AthlonXP with a 266MHz FSB, that fits in a Socket A (Socket 462) processor socket.

Watch the Voltage used. Look up the AMD processor you have installed now, and see what voltage range it uses. The new processor must use voltage in this range also.

For additional questions please post in a Comment. (Upper right of your page)


Jul 04, 2011 | Syntax Computers & Internet

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How many slots for dram chipsets? For AZ11/ AZ31 motherboard? Thanks!

FIC AZ11 (First International Computer {Inc}

3 Ram Memory slots.
Supports SDR Sdram at 100MegaHertz, or 133MHz. (PC100, and PC133 respectively)

Maximum Total Amount is 1.5GB
Maximum Amount for EACH ram memory slot is 512MB. (1/2GB.)

Uses the VIA KT133 motherboard chipset,
(Northbridge - VIA VT8363
Southbridge - VIA VT82C686A/B)

Socket A processor socket for AMD processors. (Also referred to as Socket 462)


3 Ram Memory slots
Same type of ram memory as above, same total amount, and amount for each ram memory slot.

Uses the VIA KT133A motherboard chipset.
(Northbridge - VT8363A
Southbridge - VT82C686B

Socket A processor socket.

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Compatible Processors
Sempron, Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2
64-bit Processor Compatibility
Mainboard processor socket
Socket 939
Mainboard / Multi-Core Support
Chipset Type
VIA K8M890 / VIA VT8251

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Bios update for atc 5220

Once in the BIOS you could try restoring it to the default settings (an option that you should find along with the other options including exit options). I personally feel that re flashing your BIOS should be an option of Last Resort. I am no authority on Windows 2000 but if I'm off, I'm sure someone who is will provide a better suggestion.
Good Luck.

PS: What service pack is Windows 2000 Pro up to now anyway?

Feb 25, 2008 | A-Trend ATC 5220 (ATC-5220) Motherboard

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Will these work together?

Looks like a match to me. Except for the very highest end processors in the socket A line, all socket A processors should work in any socket A mainboard.

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Upgrading processor

really it depends on your budget and your wants , if your a serious gamer i recomend pentium its good with the graphix rendering but if your a office and media person AMD is for you very quick with converting too! thanx please return the favour with a posetive rating

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