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Dell P2 upgrade to P3.

By mfm1200
Oct 8, 2005
  1. I guess I am wasting page space but here goes.

    Have an old dell p2 450mhz MB(slot 1). I wanted to upgrade the cpu to P3 slot one but on boot up there is a screen saying that this MB doesn't support P3.

    Is there any way to circumvent this, ie bios, or is it totally unfeasible.

    i don't want to go down the socket adapter route as I don't want to spend too much money.

    Cheers
    MFM
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Check Dells website and see if there is a BIOS update for your motherboard. Dell uses custom motherboards and yours is either clock locked or just wont run with a PIII. The only other alternative is to get a Dell PIII motherboard.
     
  3. mfm1200

    mfm1200 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    sorry I should have mentioned it is running the updated bios.
    anyway I guess it won't do it so I won't bother.
    thanks
    mfm
     
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