Can I use this CPU?

By wolfram
Dec 16, 2005
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  1. Currently, I have a Celeron 2.6GHZ Northwood, but I want a Prescott Celeron 2.66 GHZ 533FSb 256 L2 cache. I don´t need a pentium 4 or an athlon. Will this prescott work with a FSP Group ATX300-PA 300W PSU?
    Here are my basic specs:
    Celeron 2.6GHZ
    Seagate barracuda 5400RPM 40GB drive (looking for a SATA drive)
    MSI 661FM2 motherboard
    Looking for a Radeon 9600 XT
    1 DVD drive, 1 cd-rw, 1 floppy
    that´s all.
    Will the PSU work with that setup?
    Thanks
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    It should work.
    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support_detail.php?UID=618&kind=1
    Make sure you get a celeron d in socket 478 format, not the newer lga775 type.
    Also, check what bios you have installed first, it looks like the compatibililty test was done with bios 7060v12, if yours is equal or greater, then you're fine, but if your below, then I'd recommend flashing your bios to the newest one.
    Upgrading to a 2.66 prescott cel d won't be a great improvement in performance though. A 2.8ghz prescott cel d would only be like $8 more.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819112186
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Thanks for your suggestion. I will be getting it soon. I has to be a great improvement over a standard Celeron.
    Thanks for your help. This is the best place to get help.
    Thanks :)
  4. mnm222876

    mnm222876 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    oops!!!!!!!!!
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