CPU Compatiblity

By banchyzaa
Sep 2, 2005
  1. Hi, I have a pentium III 1Ghz processor and i want to buy a motherboard for a dell laptop that only support 850Mhz. Can i put my processor to this board. And if i do, the board only recognize only the speed it support?
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    The question is hard to make out..
    if you're wanting to install new MoBO in a dell laptop
    that supports p3 850mhz and want to put a p3 1ghz,
    I believe you can do this, though I've read that it will under clock
    a cpu from desktop pc when installed to laptop. Regardless of
    the reported mhz it will run much better than 850Mhz.

    Not much of an increase and
    most of what I've read has been about AMD cpu's.
    It's really going to come down to a few things:

    1.socket type and compatibilty.
    2.bios upgrade, to maybe get the right settings for cpu.
    3.Risk factor, are you willing to suffer catastrophic failure :eek:
    for minimal increase?
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you can't just build yourself a dell laptop using parts you bought. most laptop motherboards won't conform to others of a different revision. there are also lots of other parts involved, and assembling a laptop is far from easy.
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