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Best CPU for MSI 915p/g Neo2 Platinum MB?


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#1 ChrisDC

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:44 AM

Hi everyone,

What is the best CPU i can fit to my MSI 915P/G Neo2 Platinum motherboard? (Ver 1A with updated 1.8 Bios)

I know its an old board - we have 2 at work and one had it's processor and some of its ram fried when the PSU packed up. I replaced some swollen caps on the MB and fixed the power supply, changed the ram and tested the whole lot with the remaining processor and it all works fine - i'm just short of a processor now. The MB also supports a raid mirror array - one more reason for not wanting to change the MB. The following link (http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/915G_Neo2_Platinum_%28MS-7028%29.html) lists the processors that the board supports but i don't know enough about processors to know if a P4 extreme edition with 1m cache will out-perform a P4 630 with 2m cache. Any info in this regard will be much appreciated, and of course any ideas on where i might be able to source the winning candidate (new or used). For what its worth, i use my pc for a bit of 2D CAD (x1300 pciex graphics card) and the fried processor was a P4 630 3ghz with 2mb cache.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:04 AM

Worth a look, http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/915P_Neo2_Platinum_v1.0B_(MS-7028_(V1.0B)).html .

Pretty strange, my apologies. I can paste the link into my address bar and it works...when I've pasted it into this post, it doesn't work and I have no explanation.

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http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/ works, scroll down to your board.

Edited by hamluis, 21 May 2011 - 04:43 PM.
Edited to try to fix link.


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:42 PM

Hi Louis,

Thanks for the reply.

I get this when i try to follow your link. I suspect i know where the link goes because i did a bit of reading on the msi site before posting.

Not Found
The requested URL /mb-MSI/915P_Neo2_Platinum_v1.0B_(MS-7028_(V1.0B was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.41 Server at www.cpu-upgrade.com Port 80



I see the link refers to V1.0B. I have the "A" version board. I upgraded the original V1.0 bios to version V1.8. I suspect there were some hardware changes because there are two different lists of bios versions. The "B" version seems to support much newer cpu architecture and the bios revisions go to v17 or higher. Do you know anything about the differences?

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:43 PM

Worked around link problem, see edited post above.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:40 PM

You could get the Pentium 4 670 which is clocked at 3.8GHz and has 2mb of cache.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

Thanks Michael,

I don't suppose you know of a place that might still have them? Or perhaps a forum where people buy /sell / trade old computer parts? I'm not in any hurry.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:04 PM

Have a look on Ebay, you should be able to find these type of Pentium 4 processors.

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