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Cpu For Mobo

By PZEROFGH
Jul 15, 2005
  1. hi, i have a ASUSTek mobo, model number P4B266LM . and im wondering wats the highest cpu it can handle. currently i have a 1.61 P4 in there and im seeing how high i can go before i have to buy a new mobo.
     
  2. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    i think 2.2 is the limit,does ayone know this for sure
     
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    It supports the 400fsb, and I think there are 2.8ghz p4 400fsb cpus still around.
    I think powerleap might have some.(yeah, they still do, I checked, $190)
    http://www.powerleap.com/Processors.jsp
    Also, it may support pentium m 400fsb chips, but I can't say for sure.
    Edit: No it won't support pentium m, at least not without an adapter.

    The older celeron(not celeron d) cpus were 400fsb, but they weren't very fast.
     
  4. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63


    umm...they said on the manufacturesers website that the cpu runs at 1.6-2.2+ willamentt/northwood socket 478, thats a 2.8 do you reallt think thats going to work?
     
  5. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

  6. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Your link won't work for me.

    I think it should work, it's the same fsb, same processor type(socket 478 p4 northwood). The site says 2.2+, so 2.8 should be included in that. The only thing that could be a problem is that the bios may not recognize the cpu, but I think it would.

    Powerleap used to sell 3.0ghz 400fsb cpus, but they don't have any more apparantly.
     
  7. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    instead of saying 2.2+ why dont they just say 1.6-like 3 or somethign instead of saying 2.2?
     
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Probably since when it was made, the 2.2 was as fast as cpus went, and they couldn't be sure that a 2.8 would exist. That's an "educated" guess, I could be wrong.
     
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