Upgrading my CPU from Celeron to P4

By craigdexter1
May 19, 2006
  1. OK here I go again...(My wife just doesnt understand the need to upgrade!)

    Heres my mother board--- Its a u8668D Biostar.... I know its a 7.0 v or above by looking at the back panel. I'll find out exactly the version when I get home tommorow by looking at the guts!

    Processor ----1.8 Ghz Celeron
    Installed Qty (Max Supported) 0 ( 1 )
    Supported RAM Technology DDR SDRAM --Currently is 512mb PC 2100 1028 on order. (2X 512 sticks)
    RAM Installed ( Max ) 0 MB / 2 GB (max)
    Supported RAM Speed PC2100
    Graphics Controller VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266A ( I have a ASUS Nvidia AGP with 128 mb of mem in it now) I have zeroed the on board video memory in the BIOS.
    Video Memory Shared video memory (UMA)
    Audio Output Sound card
    Audio Codec CMI9739A
    Compliant Standards AC '97
    Telecom / Networking
    Networking Network adapter - VIA Tahoe VT6103 - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
    BIOS Features BIOSTAR [FLASHER], Biostar 9th Touch, BIOSTAR [WINFlasher]
    Hardware Monitoring CPU core temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage
    Sleep / Wake Up Wake on LAN (WOL)
    Hardware Features BIOSTAR [WatchDog], BIOSTAR [9th Touch], BIOSTAR [WarpSpeeder]
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2 ( 2 ) x memory - DIMM 184-pin
    1 ( 1 ) x processor - Socket 478
    1 ( 1 ) x AGP
    3 ( 3 ) x PCI
    1 ( 1 ) x CNR
    Storage Interfaces ATA-133 - connector(s): 2 x 40pin IDC
    Interfaces 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
    1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
    Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
    1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin D-Sub (DB-15)
    1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
    1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25)
    1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
    1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
    1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
    1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm
    1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC
    Compliant Standards CE

    I want to go with a P4 2.4 or above to a max of 3.06 but it states that it needs a Northwood CPU or a Prescott for v7.5 or above in the MB manual.

    My question is whats the differance in these CPUs?
    Also is the Celeron a POS when it comes to a processor for gaming?
    Any suggestions on a CPU? Its the kids game box. No internet at home.
  2. eazy_duz_em

    eazy_duz_em TS Rookie Posts: 102

  3. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    My current MB will not take 1mb of L2 cache and I have 533 of fsb. Is there a compatability problem with this CPU?
    I will have to check the BIOs to see if it can be adjusted.
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    he obviously knows that already... which is why he wants to upgrade to a P4... right???
  5. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Can I put prossesor in that has 800 FSB if my MB calls for 533?
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