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upgrading and cpu sockets

Discussion in 'Intel' started by David Richard Larochelle, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. I'm hoping to upgrade the cpu on a low end system that I have. I want to
    avoid replacing the mother board if possible.

    The system currently has a celeron 433 (socket 370) running on a slot 1
    mother board viva an adaptor.

    The mother board is an Abit be6 with a 100 mhz bus.

    I'm confused about what cpus would be compatible with my system.

    In particular there seems to be a bunch of different but incompatible
    socket 370 standards.

    Also what happens if you put a cpu with a 133 bus on a 100 bus system?

    I've goolged this and came up empty. I would appreciate any information or
    pointers to web resources.

    Thanks in advance.
    David Richard Larochelle, Sep 6, 2003
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  2. David Richard Larochelle

    David Wang Guest

    Try Powerleap.

    David Wang, Sep 6, 2003
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  3. Interesting site.

    I like to idea of the adaptors that will let newer processors work in a
    slot 1 system but I though they were a bit over priced.

    Dropping $100+ on an adaptor so that I can avoid buying a $40 mother board
    seems a bit silly.
    David Richard Larochelle, Sep 6, 2003
  4. David Richard Larochelle

    GHalleck Guest

    True. But the CPU upgrade path is no longer simple nor beneficial to the
    consumer. This clearly evident in moving from, for example, Socket-7 to
    Slot-1 to Socket 370, and so on. It was recently written that the life of a
    computer and components are around 3 years before it is replaced. Look
    at the Intel P4 family, from Tualatin to Northwood and now, Canterwood,
    in approximately the same 3-year span. But, on the good news side, the
    overall price for computer systems are still decreasing...more bang for the
    GHalleck, Sep 6, 2003
  5. David Richard Larochelle

    pass Guest

    For 100MHz bus, a Celeron 1.4GHz I think. I can't promise you though.

    Never rely on Intel for a stable upgrade path. They change sockets and
    voltages all the time. You'll usually either have to buy a new motherboard or
    an adapter to upgrade any Intel system.
    pass, Sep 7, 2003
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