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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 Rookie Posts: 2,407   +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: 102

    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: 446

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

    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
     
  5. Shaw23

    Shaw23 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    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: 446


    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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