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How Do I Know Which CPU My Motherboard Will Take?

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September 13, 2003 2:39:40 PM

Hi,

I have a motherboard which is called a 'Super P6SBA'. It is Slot 1 and currently there is a Pentium II 300mhz CPU in it. I want to go much faster than this, so my question is how do I know the best processor this motherboard will take? (i do not have the motherboard manual obviously).

My problem is I looked online for help, but found one source saying it would accept up to PII 450MHZ, and another source saying it would accept up to PIII 1GHZ.

the two sources of this information are here:
<A HREF="http://www.beta.it/beta/bs019598/0198/198arh28.htm" target="_new">http://www.beta.it/beta/bs019598/0198/198arh28.htm&lt;/A>
<A HREF="http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/MotherBoards/440BX/p6..." target="_new">http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/MotherBoards/440BX/p6...;/A>

So, I'm not sure what to do, is there a way to tell if i can use a PIII (eg. by motherboard chipset?) and if so, am I likely to be able to go up to 1GHZ ?

Thanks, Ollie

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September 13, 2003 3:26:15 PM

I don't know much about old PCs but I'm sure it won't take a P3 1GZ, maybe P3 667 which is the fastest CPU to use Slot 1.

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September 13, 2003 4:34:17 PM

It looks like you may be able to use a <A HREF="http://plpadmin.tempdomainname.com/index2.html" target="_new">slotket</A> and a Celeron 1300 using a modified BIOS. I would do some further research.

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September 13, 2003 9:26:28 PM

here is some additional info you seem to have missed
<A HREF="http://www.supermicro.com/TECHSUPPORT/FAQs/Processor.ht... 3" target="_new"> FAQ's </A>

And the slot-T is another adapter. This mobo revision was tested
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<A HREF="http://www.upgradeware.com/english/product/slott/slott...." target="_new">
P6SBA Rev 2.0 (BIOS: 3.1) (provided by Eugene Hsieh) </A>

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September 14, 2003 1:16:05 AM

If you don't know, shut your mouth. PIII 1000E was a Slot 1, 100MHz bus processor. PIII 667 was available Slot 1 but had a 133MHz bus. Therefore a 1000E is MORE LIKELY TO WORK than a 667.

The 1000E and 900E were rare, the 850E was the fastest "ordinary" 100MHz PIII.

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