Help with getting a new processor

By edbug
Sep 23, 2008
  1. I am looking to get a new processor for my computer.
    All i can tell you is that in EVEREST home edition it tells me i have a "Intel Grantsdale i915p.
    My motherboard is green, has four ram slots (two purple, two orange), pci-e x16 slot, 3 x pci slots and that is really all i know. Not sure if any of that will help.

    The compatibility tool on the site is useless, so i was wondering what is the max processor i can update to?

  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    You have to find out the exact motherboard model you have. The only way is to look at it or consult the manual.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The 915P chipset supports all LGA775 Pentium 4 and Celeron D CPUs upto the Pentium 4 660, which is the fastest CPU you can get.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,462   +1,760

    Point of Clarification....

    Many if not all of Intel 915 chipsets are 32 bit hardware and by extension 32 bit BIOS.

    They will not support many of the later Pentium and Celeron D CPUs since they are 64 bit (identified as EMT (extended memory technology)). Any of the "Cedar Mill" Pent 4s and Celerons probably wouldn't work. I would make my choice from the earlier "Prescott" series.
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