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Upgrading the processer

By Chatline100
Mar 25, 2006
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  1. Hello

    I'm looking to upgrade my processer as it's only 0.7GHZ now. I just need to find the socket so it's compatible with everthink. Say that the socket was Socket 478 .... then all I need to do is check that my PC motherboard is that, or are there otherthings to check.

    I have everest but i'm searching though and can't find anything about sockets either, and belarc wont show me how do I find it
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

  3. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    The socket was socket 48. Now what?

    Dwmload CPU-Z from this site. Run that, then on one of the tabs (i forget) there is a save log button (or something to that effect, you get the idea). Post the file here.
     
  4. Chatline100

    Chatline100 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Yup I got a load of information about it like .....

    CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 733 MHz (5.5 x 133)
    CPU Alias Coppermine, CuMine, A80526

    On Everest
     
  5. Chatline100

    Chatline100 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    CPU-Z

    CPU(s)
    Number of CPUs 1

    Name Intel Pentium III EB
    Code Name Coppermine
    Specification Intel Pentium III EB 733MHz
    Family / Model / Stepping 6 8 3
    Extended Family / Model 0 0
    Brand ID 2
    Package Slot 1 SECC2
    Core Stepping cB0
    Technology 0.18 um
    Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE
    CPU Clock Speed 731.0 MHz
    Clock multiplier x 5.5
    Front Side Bus Frequency 132.9 MHz
    Bus Speed 132.9 MHz
    L1 Data Cache 16 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 32 Bytes line size
    L1 Instruction Cache 16 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 32 Bytes line size
    L2 Cache 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 32 Bytes line size
    L2 Latency 0
    L2 Speed 731.0 MHz (Full)
    L2 Location On Chip
    L2 ECC Check enabled
    L2 Data Prefetch Logic no
    L2 Bus Width 256 bits



    Mainboard and chipset
    Motherboard manufacturer Compaq
    Motherboard model 058Ch,
    BIOS vendor Compaq
    BIOS revision 686J4 v3.05
    BIOS release date 04/10/2001
    Chipset Intel i840 rev. 01
    Southbridge Intel 82801AA (ICH) rev. 02
    Sensor chip FFFF FFFFFFFF
     
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Looks like you have a socket 370 motherboard. The next thing we need to know is what CPUs your motherboard supports.

    Can you give us your compaq model number?
     
  7. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

  8. Chatline100

    Chatline100 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39


    Compaq Worksation AP550

    CPU

    CPU Properties:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 733 MHz (5.5 x 133)
    CPU Alias Coppermine, CuMine, A80526
    CPU Stepping cB0
    Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE
    Original Clock 733 MHz
    L1 Code Cache 16 KB
    L1 Data Cache 16 KB
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)
     
  9. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

  10. Chatline100

    Chatline100 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Well thats pointless only 100MHz more

    CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 733 MHz (5.5 x 133)

    I could then update the motherboard but then everthing else will be out of date ... bois, graphics, sound
     
  11. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    It often is pointless trying to upgrade an old PC. PCs move in technology every 2 years like cars move in 10 to 15 years. So a 6 yr old pc looks like a 45 yr old car!

    So now it looks like this statement: I have this 1960's blah blah blah and I'm looking for an new engine for it.

    Why bother! Also trying to find a PIII new would be near impossible and you'd end up buy a used CPU and mobo for a Used PC store.

    Cheers.
     
     
  12. Chatline100

    Chatline100 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Hmm ok then thanks for your help
     
  13. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    l second what kirock is saying. Not really worth the investment to upgrade a socket 370 system unfortunately. Even if your system does support the 1Gz processors (and my guess is that it would), it just isn't enough for today's applications I'm afraid.
     
  14. Chatline100

    Chatline100 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Well I was planing on using it as a server ....
    I guess it's pointless attempting to upgrade

    Thanks for both of your help
     
  15. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Hey, I am all for using a computer as long as possible. Depending on what kind of server you want, you can always give it a try.

    If you look here: http://search.hp.com/query.html?cha...station ap550 1.13GHz&ocoldqt=ap550&oc=100748

    You can see that the ap550 workstations were sold with up to 1.13Ghz processors. If you can find one (ebay) for a good price, heck, why not give it a shot and see if it'll work in your system? My guess is, it would work...

    You want the socket 370 PIII EB 1.13Ghz
     
  16. Chatline100

    Chatline100 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Hmm thanks alot
     
  17. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    I think this trend is slowing. For a long time now 64 bit CPUs have been out, but little or no 64bit software has been available..... so really people have been stuck on 32 bit platforms. I still have my relatively fast athlon XP 3200+ and it does everything I need at 32 bits.
     
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