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CPU/AGP/DIMM setting

By ucould2
Nov 28, 2009
  1. Hi, I'm running little confused circles at the moment on one hand I sent Gigabyte a note asking if my MB would support a (yes it's old) P4 478 800MHz CPU and they said;
    "Thank you for your kindly mail and inquiry. About the issue you mentioned, according to the specification, it can only support 533/400 MHz FSB processor. It does not support 800MHz"
    OK :approve:
    Then when I go to their site & download my system specification sheet down near the bottom it says
    CPU/AGP/DIMM setting
    1.CPU FSB / Multiplier /Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS :confused:
    2.AGP Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
    3.DIMM Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
    I have a GA-8GE800 Pro MB (yes I told you already OLD)
    CPU currently P4 2.42GHz
    Wanting to upgrade CPU price difference between P4 3.06/533 GHz & P4 3.4/800GHz (with a larger BUS 512KB verses 1M) only $30.00AUS.Please Help? I'm not to worried about BIOS Flashing as MB has "DUAL BIOS"
     
  2. My apology, what was your question again?
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If you get a larger 1 meg Cache that would be better, if its in their list of supported CPUs

    Is that what you wanted to know?
     
  4. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 271

    In the list I wrote starting at the bottom
    Fitted a new higher voltage DIMM (KHX3200/1G) and clocked to suite new system specifications
    Fitted new NvIdea Ge Force 7600GT and clocked to suite new system specifications
    I don't know? here is where I fail because I'm a Noob. Does this line read as the other two did CPU FSB adjustable via BIOS? / CPU Multiplier adjustable via BIOS? / CPU Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS? Or am I just right off the mark?
    Thanks kimsland for the list of supported CPU http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=1622#anchor_os :wave: BUT as with other MB manufacturers they do not "openly" support Over-clocking / Adjusting via BIOS systems as "it may lead to systematic self destruction of their product" However I've also read where the "Gigabyte architectural functionality lends it's self to people who understand the allowances and tolerances involved" (possible Techspot Quote although I may be misinformed)
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  6. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 271

    So combine a little from table A:
    Processor Spec Finder
    Your source for specifications on Intel® processors
    http://processorfinder.intel.com/
    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors
    CPU Speed: 3.40 GHz Bus Speed: ALL Manufacturing Technology: ALL Stepping: ALL
    Package Type: 478 pin Processor Number: ALL Cores: ALL Cache Size: 1 MB
    Supported Features: Hyper-Threading Technology
    sSpec# CPU Speed Processor # Cores Bus Speed Mfg Tech Stepping Cache Size Package PCG
    SL7KD 3.40 GHz N/A 1 800 MHz 90 nm E0 1 MB 478 pin N/A
    SL7E6 3.40 GHz N/A 1 800 MHz 90 nm D0 1 MB 478 pin N/A
    SL7B9 3.40 GHz N/A 1 800 MHz 90 nm C0 1 MB 478 pin N/A
    SL8K4 3.40 GHz N/A 1 800 MHz 90 nm G1 1 MB 478 pin N/A
    SL88L 3.40 GHz N/A 1 800 MHz 90 nm E0 1 MB 478 pin N/A
    SL7PP 3.40 GHz N/A 1 800 MHz 90 nm E0 1 MB 478 pin N/A
    With a little from Page B:
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Intel-Pentium-4-3-4-GHz-1-M-800-MHz-478-HT-Prescott-CPU_W0QQitemZ320453233545QQihZ011QQcategoryZ14293QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m444QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DCRX%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DSI%252BUA%252BLM%252BLA%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63
    Then mix SLOWLY with care and test for results OFTEN :chef:
    Thank you Techspot :grinthumb
     
  7. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 271

    Outa the oven now

    Now modified - Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz 478/1M/800 SL7E6 running for almost a month and no crashes the only thing I lost was my Microsoft Outlook address book file (which my phone/modem Nokia 6500 classic was the backup for). I did do some things though that I would recommend. And that was all my games that I had previously loaded onto my HD I wiped off and re-installed. I actually expect to need to do that for most, if not all my drivers.
    Didn't have any issues with BIOS as my motherboard GA-8GE800 Pro has dual bios that I backed up to floppy to be safe/sure :p
    It's quite interesting how it shows in the Device Manager - twice :cool:
     

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