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#1 traceyg

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:33 PM

I was wondering if a motherboard that supports 900MHZ can use a 1GHz CPU?, also how about a 400MHz on the same motherboard?

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:41 PM

Hi traceyg, and welcome to BleepingComputer.
It is very possible but may not give you much of a booster. Increased memory (RAM) and a faster hard drive would be more noticable.
With that said if you want to tinker and install the chip yourself that is a great way to learn about hardware. Hands on.
What moterboard or computer are you refurring to.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:23 AM

it is a question in my pc course and i cant find the answer anywhere..so they are referring to no particular pc or motherboard...do you also know what component connect the motherboard to the pc case?

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:40 AM

it is a question in my pc course and i cant find the answer anywhere..so they are referring to no particular pc or motherboard..

The answer is maybe. If the processor support range includes those processors then yes it could be up graded. I doubt the same board that supports a 900mhz or 1ghz processor would support a 400Mhz processor. The onboard chipsets that enable the processors are very different.

..do you also know what component connect the motherboard to the pc case?

Basicly you have several standard ports on a motherboard.
Keyboard PS\2
Mouse PS\2
Serial ports (RS-232)
Parallel ports (printer)
USB
These are almost a must, but there are others that may also be onboard depending on the manufacture.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:47 AM

thanks a lot....i just need to know how if there is ONE compenent in particular that connects the actual motherboard to the system unit...i know the compenents that connect to the motherboard but in building a system how is the mother board connected to the case....i also thought it was the answer u gave me but that was a question also so i figure it got it wrong....

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:11 AM

OK. There are "Stand offs" which can be plastic or brass pins that do not allow the motherboard to come in contact with the case,

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You also have the connectors from the power supply. Here it a picture of an ATX power supply connector.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:14 PM

thanks a lot for your help..

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:48 PM

Was that what you were looking for?
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