CPU Voltage!!

By omarh1688
Jun 29, 2005
  1. Hi

    I have a ECS p4 motherboard with a p4 cpu running at 1.7ghz, the voltage on it is 1.75. I was wondering of getting another processor, lets say 1.9 ghz which runs at 1.5 volts. I think it should work, but is that the only compatibility issue or are there other issues that i need to know about in order to install another cpu.

    my mother board accepts p4 and celeron processors.

    Thank You
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,079   +14

    whatever CPUs your motherboard manual says it will take should work. There are certain circumstances where you may have to bump voltage a notch, but so far, I have only heard that's the case with memory - Kingston to be specific.
  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 1,595

    Definately consult the manual first. That is a wilamette P4 and your board may not support northwood or prescott processors. I believe northwood started at 2.0ghz though. A BIOS update may be in order to allow your motherboard to use newer CPUs.
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