New to this forum, looks like a cool site, will be back many times in the future. I have a question for anybody who knows what size my MSI Neo2/865pe Platinum motherboard cache will handle. I currently have a p4 socket 478 3.2ghz northwood cpu w/512 cache. On this mobo it only runs at 400 FSB(design limits?). I know this is an older board/cpu but I'm looking to upgrade the cpu to a p4 3.2ghz prescot w/1m cache that will get me to 800 FSB, I can buy one new(oem) for $10. Along with adding more ram to 4gb(now at 1gb), hoping to speed some things up. If this board can handle more cache, maybe up to 2mb, I can get an p4 extreme cpu. I have looked in the manual and online, can't find what cache limits are for this board.
Just looking to see how I can get more performance out of my home built 7yr old computer that has been very dependable. If I can upgrade some things for maybe $100 then I don't need to spend $2000-$3000 on building a new I7 based monster when this one still works.
Thank you for any information.
Edited by AcuCrack, 17 January 2011 - 09:40 PM.