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need help please with proccesors

By ppsssooo
Mar 20, 2005
  1. i have a pentium III 900mhz and i want to upgrade is there a specific type of proccesor or does it have to be the same brand? what do i need to know? ive heard things about the motherboard i just dont know can sommeone help me? its formy new video card BFG ASYLUM GEFORCE FX5200 256MB AGP VIDEO CARD. i just wanna make it faster
     
  2. ppsssooo

    ppsssooo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    also if anybody can ive heard someone say overclocking what is it how do you do it and would it help me
     
  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    What we need to know is what motherboard is being used. If your motherboard can support Tualatin processors, you can go as high as 1.4ghz without overclocking. Be warned though that even the aging P3 1.4ghz Tualatin-S is going to be relatively expensive. You could likely get an entirely new motherboard + processor for less money. If, however, you can get a faster p3 used (say off ebay), you're in luck.

    But anyways, first find out what motherboard you have.
     
  4. ppsssooo

    ppsssooo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    and where might i ask on the board would i know what type it is
     
  5. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    It varies from board to board. On ASUS motherboards there is a white lettering string on the center of the board. On ABIT boards there is usually a sticker underneath the last PCI slot. On Intel boards it is imprinted between the CPU and the RAM in small white lettering.
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    get Everest Home Edition free on www.lavalys.com
    Run that, it will tell you what you have, plus a whole load more.
     
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