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#1 yethPC

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 01:46 AM

I have a compaq computer currently P3 processor which I'm planning to upgrade to faster processor.What do I have to look into the motherboard to know exactly how far I can upgrade and what type of processor that really fits into the socket to replace the old one?

Here are some of the specs:

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Pentium III processor 7333 Mhz
Processor Speed 733/133 Mhz
Processor Stepping 683
Cache Size (L1/L2) 32/256 kb
Mem size 128 mb

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:06 AM

You need to google the motherboard to see what it supports. See if SIW will list your motherboard.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:48 PM

Pentium III? Ooh. You might have a difficult time finding a faster CPU for your motherboard as they are considered obsolete. You might get lucky on eBay. I'd recommend buying a new but budget-minded computer. Plenty of nice ones out there that cost under $500 if you want a faster/better performance.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:52 PM

yeah, your motherboard is so old that you might spend more money buying a processor thats faster for that computer, than just overhauling the whole system or buying a new computer. Its just not worth it.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:58 PM

That PC is very old, I had an old Pentium 4 that could run Vista that I bought in 2001. Your PC predates my old one. To put it simply, a new PC would be far more enjoyable and cost effective in the long run.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:14 AM

Thanks for all your advices. I think I might be able to buy a faster processor for as low as 7$.Plus, I'd like to experience overhauling an old system.

Thanks dc3 for the link you've provided.

On the motherboard portion it says,

manufacturer: compaq
model:0630h
Serial number:5e90dzd4d0zp
north bridge:intel i810e revision a3
south bridge:intel 82801aa (ich) revision a3
cpu : intel III EB
cpu socket:socket 370 fc-pga
memory capacity:512 mb
memory slots: 2
error correction:none

What could be the new processor that won't need me to change at all this present motherboard?

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:50 AM

You would be better off throwing that P3 system away, or maybe donating it to someone. It is so much easier to either buy a cheap P4 and board, or even a base model Dell for a couple hundred. There's no reason to stick in the past with that slow hardware.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:51 AM

I looked up your motherboard's slot information, slot 370 if you're curious, it is very old. A Pentium 4, which is, depending on your perspective, a small step up from your Pentium III. The Pentium 4 uses sockets 423, 478, and LGA 775. You cannot fit any of the Pentium 4 CPU's into your motherboard. Yours is limited to Pentium 3's and older Celeron processors. In order to upgrade your processor, you will need to purchase a new motherboard and CPU. If you are going to go through all that effort, it would be simpler to get a new PC.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:02 AM

I'm planning to put in either 800/900mhz processor.I think both can be supported,what do you think?Can I go as far as 1 ghz p3?Thanks.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:07 AM

I'm planning to put in either 800/900mhz processor.I think both can be supported,what do you think?Can I go as far as 1 ghz p3?Thanks.



I have a new 900mhz Celeron w/heatsink and fan, 370socket, 133fsb I was going to use in an old HP. The MB will not support it, if interested I'll make you a good deal on it.

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Edited by Jim P, 15 July 2008 - 07:08 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 04:53 PM

I agree its out of date. I updated my old compaq from a 2.93 Ghz celeron to a 2.8 Ghz P4 then started planning a build for a new system almost immediately after. The performance gain just wasnt enough for me to be happy with the compaq because programs and games have already surpassed these old single cores. Just start looking for a new system i think you will be much happier.
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