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upgrading CPU's... what is the biggest i can fit?

By Mabbo
Sep 16, 2003
  1. hey
    im wonderin if u guys know what the fasted cpu i could fit to my old pc that my mate is having off me.
    at the moment its got a Pentium 2 233.
    do u need 2 know what mother board it is? i will have 2 find that out 2mora..
    cheers
    mabbo
     
  2. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    Yes the motherboard brand and model number are required.
     
  3. Mabbo

    Mabbo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Intel AL440LX

    is the mother board, thanks :)

    mabbo
     
  4. Big_Twinky

    Big_Twinky TS Rookie

    The information is out there. I had to go through the same stuff trying to find what type of processors to put into my motherboard.

    I went to the intel site and just typed in your model number. Here is the tech information site

    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/al440lx/index.htm

    From there, you can see the list of supported CPUs

    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/al440lx/al_proc.htm

    It sometimes take a little time, but you can find out what ya need. Hope this helps!
     
  5. Mabbo

    Mabbo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks man!! thats ace...
    what would be faster,
    Pentium 2 333 or the Celrom 433 ?
    what does this mean ?

    requires BIOS P13 or later

    ???

    cheers
    mabbo
     
  6. Big_Twinky

    Big_Twinky TS Rookie

    P13 is kinda like the BIOS version number of your motherboard. In other words, in order for your motherboard to be able to run X type of processor, it needs to be updated at LEAST to 13.

    http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...8&OSFullName=All+Operating+Systems&submit=Go!

    They have a version 14 up. Its kinda like a driver for your motherboard.

    As for the speed, I don’t know enough to be able to comment on the speed difference with intels. I would tend to say that the Pentium 2 333 is faster though.
     
  7. Corbalin

    Corbalin TS Rookie

    probably you would have to update the BIOS
    to fit a Cel 433 (unless you already have)
    "how to" is avalible from the same
    web-page you found your mobo-spec on i guess.

    don´t be afraid to ask if there´s someting else.
     
  8. Corbalin

    Corbalin TS Rookie

    oops.. too slow! :eek: ;)
     
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