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

By Mabbo · 7 replies
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..
  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 :)

  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


    From there, you can see the list of supported CPUs


    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


  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.


    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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