CPU Upgrade ASUS P3B-F to 1 Ghz.

By PieterDV
Jan 20, 2006
  1. Hello,

    I am an ASUS P3B-F owner. Currently I am running this board with a PIII 500 Mhz. I want to update this board to the maximum possible CPU speed. As I am technical but not a PC-specialist I would like to have your 'expert' advise.

    So I have checked the bios >> currently 1006 : I have to update this to 1008.004 ; no problem for me

    I have checked the revision of this board ; it is 1.04

    So normally it must be possible to install a 1 Ghz CPU. (see also :

    My questions are :

    Is this CPU still available on the market ? Prduct nr ? Website?

    If I can find such a slot 1 1Ghz CPU ; which other parameters should I verify before I buy it ?

    It should be also possible to work with an adapter board to 370 and to install another type of CPU. What are the (dis)advantages ? Limitations ?

    Can maybe somebody help me with partnumbers ?

    If somebody did already such an upgrade ; please let me know if you were succesful.

    Many thanks to you all !!
  2. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    Power Leap has a 1.2ghz celeron for most slot 1 mobos. You may be able to find 1.4ghz, but it's rare.

    This is a socket 370 adapter with a cpu for $119

    I've look at it, it's just for a little more money you can do much better with a new mobo, cpu, and ram.
    Like - mobo - cpu - ram
    for $165 shiped
  3. PieterDV

    PieterDV TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Many thanks for your advise. I have bought from an upgrade with an Intel Celeron 1300Mhz Tualatin CPU. My motherboard is an asus P3B-F 1.04 with bios 1008.004. My PC (previous PIII 500 Mhz) starts now with the message PII 1200 MHZ. When I verify with windows booted it is an PIII 1300 Mhz. How can I correct the message in my bios ?

    Many thanks for your help !

  4. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    I don't know. You need a BIOS that supports that CPU, and none do. Hay if it works...

    I had one of those mobos, I fried it.
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