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Upgradeability of Slot-1 PII-350MHz CPU? (1 Viewer)

NickSo

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My brother has a compaq PC with a PII-350MHz slot-1 chip on it...

he's wondering if its possible to upgrade the CPU.

Are there any certain specs to take note of for the compatibility? Ive seen P3 CPUs with slot-1 adaptors, will those work with his slot-1 motherboard?

im pretty sure these are the specs for his system:
http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Compaq%2...6:page=details

Would something like this P3 Slot-1 100MHz FSB be compatible?:
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp...00S1-2&cat=CPU

EDIT: i found out it uses the Intel 440BX chipset

Thanks
 

EricWilliam

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check the compaq site directly, they should have a listing of what CPU's are compatible with the systemboard..FYI, ive got some slot1 systemboards that would support up to a 900MHZ PentiumIII, ive also got some that would not go over 500MHZ..they may also have a BIOS update that will allow faster processors to be used..hope that helps..
 

Kelvin Tucker

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If my memory serves me correctly, the problem will be the Intel 440BX chipset. I wasted money on my machine a couple years ago and regret every minute/dollar of it.

Strongly suggest you buy a new motherboard/memory and save yourself some aggravation.

Here is a place to start if you are hardheaded like me --> http://www.evertech.com/

K
 

KeithAP

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I was going to mention the Evergreen upgrades myself (www.evertech.com). Used one their upgrades on my Dad's computer and it has been working fine for quite some time now. It really added some snap to his system.

-Keith
 

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