Using 600MHZ/P3

By Tha General ยท 7 replies
Aug 25, 2008
  1. I plan on keeping the PIII, just curious could i buy and install any type of CPU to upgrade from 600mhz to something higher?
    These are my stats, also how high can i go?

    CPU Properties:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 600 MHz (6 x 100)
    CPU Alias Coppermine
    CPU Stepping cB0
    Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE
    Original Clock 600 MHz
    L1 Code Cache 16 KB
    L1 Data Cache 16 KB
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

    CPU Physical Info:
    Package Type 370 Pin FC-PGA
    Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
    Transistors 28.1 million
    Process Technology 6M, 0.18 um, CMOS
    Die Size 104 mm2
    Core Voltage 1.60 / 1.65 V
    I/O Voltage 3.3 V
    Typical Power 11 - 25 W (depending on clock speed)
    Maximum Power 16.0 - 37.5 W (depending on clock speed)
    CPU Manufacturer:
    Company Name Intel Corporation
    Product Information
    CPU Utilization:
    CPU #1 60 %

    Can anyone suggest something, i have a 370 socket and i plan to get someone else to install the new CPu, just wanted to ask first.. I would like to buy the following places:

    Newegg, bestbuy, walmart, etc. No ebay or, thanks :)
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    What is your motherboard model?
    If your mobo supports it, there are some cheap 933MHz -1.0 Ghz P3's, but I don't know if Newegg, Bestbuy or Walmart would have CPU's like those.
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    You could find some cheap p3s on ebay.
  4. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID 51-2300-000000-00101111-030199-$WL810_
    Motherboard Name Intel Willow Springs 2 WL810E

    Front Side Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Intel GTL+
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 100 MHz
    Effective Clock 100 MHz
    Bandwidth 800 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
    Bus Width 8-bit

    Motherboard Physical Info:
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 4 PCI
    RAM Slots 2 DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, Video
    Form Factor Micro ATX
    Motherboard Size 220 mm x 240 mm
    Motherboard Chipset i810E

    I am aware of that, but i already said no ebay. I do not have a ebay account right now, and i don't plan on getting one until next year.
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  6. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    Yes i had it since 2000, its a 600/mhz tho.

    Gateway's reply when I asked them:
    We don't support processor/motherboard upgrades. Buy a new computer.

    Thanks for replies. DLSayre

    ROFL LMFAO HAHAHA, gateway tech support always suck anyways.

    bTW i will take this rig to one of my computer shops and see what they can do.
    Thanks for the help.
  7. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I apologize about the ebay reference.

    If you bring that computer to a shop they are most likely going to tell you the same thing, and try to sell you alot of overpriced work.
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

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