Upgrade CPU?

By BlindObject
May 9, 2007
  1. In the future, I'd like to upgrade my cpu.

    Problem is...I don't know exactly what kind to purchase.

    My current one is a Intel Pentium 4 2.8ghz.

    What kind of socket is it? Any LGA 775?
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    If you want to figure out what CPU you currently have, try this.

    Download CPU-Z from here.

    Click on the About tab. Click the Registers Dump (.txt) button near the bottom. Save it to wherever you wish on your computer, then attach it here.

    Regards :)
  3. Shaw23

    Shaw23 TS Enthusiast Posts: 62

    It would help if you provided the model of your Motherboard. If you dont know the model, there are programs that easily help you to find this. You could use CPU-Z which can be found here.

    *Heh, that will teach me to play with my niece in the middle of a post. I was beat to the punch.
  4. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 412

    My mother board is a ASUSTeK Computer INC. 'P4SD-LA' Rev 1.xx

    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
  5. Shaw23

    Shaw23 TS Enthusiast Posts: 62

    That looks to me to be a socket 478, not 775LGA. So you should be able to replace with any 478 with a 800Mhz FSB(front side bus). Given all of this, I dont think your Motherboard is much more upgradeable than what you have... you could find around 3.0 GHz.

    So I dont think you can upgrade your processor much more without upgrading your Motherboard as well.
  6. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 412

    How do you know? And where can I find the info on how to get the right CPU?

    EDIT! Never mind! I found it! It's a Socket 478 mPGA

    Code name northwood.

    Running at 2800.9mhz

    FBS 800.8mhz
    BS of 200.6mhz
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