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cpu upgrade

By whtddusy516
Jun 10, 2006
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  1. Ok so this is on my friends old system, he has a Dell Optiplex GX110 with A09 Bios Version, and we sucesfully upgraded his P3 733 to a P3 933 on his old A05 version bios. So now he wanted to put in a 1.2Ghz Celeron but it fails, any ideas why?
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    Get the latest Bios. You are going to have to flash it.
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    why would you want to replace a PIII with a celeron?

    the 933MHz PIII probably performs as well or better than the 1.2GHz celery stick.

    remember there's more to determining processor performance than it's clock speed.
  4. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    my friend doesnt know that, he takes things literally (even though he knows that celerons are out performed by p3's) so he thinks clock speed is better...this is also a kid who thought that if he upgraded to 64mb Vid Card (PCI) he could play fear, on a 733mhz p3 lol

    and he looks for quantity, he wants like a 500gb hd, and 512mb vid card (pci, again lol) from some wiered manufactarer with an old chipset
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