G-6 350 mhz upgrade

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I got 2 g-6 35o mhz with 10 gig hd, Pentium II mb can I upgrade the system?
Is it worth it? And if it is what will I need?

Thanks
Ray
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    It all depends on the MB chipset, particularly the BIOS.

    KC

    "WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:gsrfe.4225$N_5.3428@trndny09...
    > I got 2 g-6 35o mhz with 10 gig hd, Pentium II mb can I upgrade the
    system?
    > Is it worth it? And if it is what will I need?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ray
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    I upgraded my g6-400 with a Powerleap 1.4GHz processor, 40GB hard disk,
    512MB RAM, a CD-RW, and Windows XP a couple of years ago and I've been very
    happy with it. It's not good for playing new games but it does well enough
    for Word Processing, Internet, Basic Photo Editing, and other general
    tasks.

    If I were starting out with the stock G6-400 today I would just buy a new
    PC. It cost me about:

    $80 CD-RW
    $80 HDD
    $120 384MB RAM
    $160 CPU Upgrade
    $80 Windows XP Upgrade

    Total > $500. You can get a much better PC than what I have for $5-600
    today. The above parts are probably cheaper today with the exception of the
    memory and Windows XP so if money is tight the upgrade might be better. I
    think you can get the Powerleap 1.4GHz CPU for about $100. That made the
    most notable performance difference in my system.

    -Bill

    "WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:gsrfe.4225$N_5.3428@trndny09...
    >I got 2 g-6 35o mhz with 10 gig hd, Pentium II mb can I upgrade the system?
    > Is it worth it? And if it is what will I need?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ray
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    The motherboard is likely an Intel-made SE440BX, for which the top CPU is 450 or
    500MHz Pentium II, almost not worth the bother. If the motherboard is an
    SE440BX-2, top speed is 600MHz Pentium III operating at 2.0v with 100MHz front
    side bus. The latter will improve the responsiveness of the computer. So will
    a memory upgrade.

    PowerLeap kits take the speed up to 1.4GHz at a significant cost, more than
    $100.

    Is it worth it? What do the parts cost? I would not sink more than $40 or $50
    into upgrades, as the computer itself has a very low resale value. The main
    thing here is that you will be able to keep the computer going and use all the
    programs installed on it, as well as your own personal data... Ben Myers

    On Sun, 08 May 2005 16:51:24 GMT, "WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@nospam.hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >I got 2 g-6 35o mhz with 10 gig hd, Pentium II mb can I upgrade the system?
    >Is it worth it? And if it is what will I need?
    >
    >Thanks
    >Ray
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    GenuineIntel Pentium(r) II Processor Intel MMX(TM) Technology
    PhoenixBios 4.0 Release 6.0
    4M4PBOX1.15A.023.P13

    Ok Thanks Kevin, Bill, Ben.

    "WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:gsrfe.4225$N_5.3428@trndny09...
    > I got 2 g-6 35o mhz with 10 gig hd, Pentium II mb can I upgrade the
    system?
    > Is it worth it? And if it is what will I need?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ray
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    That's an Intel-made MP440BX motherboard. Not sure what the exact limits are.
    The board was made more or less special for Gateway, but it does not differ
    markedly from the generic SE440BX... Ben Myers

    On Mon, 09 May 2005 20:36:05 GMT, "WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@nospam.hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >GenuineIntel Pentium(r) II Processor Intel MMX(TM) Technology
    >PhoenixBios 4.0 Release 6.0
    >4M4PBOX1.15A.023.P13
    >
    >Ok Thanks Kevin, Bill, Ben.
    >
    >"WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:gsrfe.4225$N_5.3428@trndny09...
    >> I got 2 g-6 35o mhz with 10 gig hd, Pentium II mb can I upgrade the
    >system?
    >> Is it worth it? And if it is what will I need?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Ray
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Thanks Ben.
    So I think I'll just invest in a new sysytem then.
    Ray
    <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
    news:427fced3.32239555@nntp.charter.net...
    > That's an Intel-made MP440BX motherboard. Not sure what the exact limits
    are.
    > The board was made more or less special for Gateway, but it does not
    differ
    > markedly from the generic SE440BX... Ben Myers
    >
    > On Mon, 09 May 2005 20:36:05 GMT, "WackoRay"
    <ray_wacko_foti@nospam.hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >GenuineIntel Pentium(r) II Processor Intel MMX(TM) Technology
    > >PhoenixBios 4.0 Release 6.0
    > >4M4PBOX1.15A.023.P13
    > >
    > >Ok Thanks Kevin, Bill, Ben.
    > >
    > >"WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:gsrfe.4225$N_5.3428@trndny09...
    > >> I got 2 g-6 35o mhz with 10 gig hd, Pentium II mb can I upgrade the
    > >system?
    > >> Is it worth it? And if it is what will I need?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks
    > >> Ray
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    WackoRay wrote:
    > GenuineIntel Pentium(r) II Processor Intel MMX(TM) Technology
    > PhoenixBios 4.0 Release 6.0
    > 4M4PBOX1.15A.023.P13
    >
    We upgraded 3 of these at work to 1.4 GHz Tualatin Celerons. Made a big
    difference in the apps we run. It was worth it to us, but only you can
    be the judge as to whether it is worth it to you.
  8. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Hey I know this is after the fact but I have a very similar system to
    the one RayWacko has. I have a Gateway G6 350 mhz manufactured in
    december of 98 which I picked up for free. I would like to upgrade
    the processor to a 550 mhz or a 600 mhz. The motherboard is a
    MP440BX intel motherboard with a Bios Version 4M4PBOX1.15A.0018.P09.
    My question is if the bios would recognize the Pentium III 550 mhz
    processor model #SL3F7 or if I would need to upgrade the BIOS. I am
    fairly certain, other than the BIOS, it should be compatiblity
    because they both use a SLOT 1 socket for the processors. I think
    that's all, what do you all think? Any special things to consider?
  9. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    I kept debating and finally I settled on trying the 1.2 GHz Tualatin
    Celeron.
    Piece of cake to install.
    I added the max memory, up to 384 & replaced that bucket of bolts Maxtor
    10 gig hd with a western digital 250 gig hd.
    I like it! Big improvement over what it was like. the difference is like
    night & day.
    Well worth the upgrade as far as I am concerned.

    "gdp" <gdp416@cox.invalid> wrote in message
    news:F6Wfe.39722$_K.5616@fed1read03...
    > WackoRay wrote:
    > > GenuineIntel Pentium(r) II Processor Intel MMX(TM) Technology
    > > PhoenixBios 4.0 Release 6.0
    > > 4M4PBOX1.15A.023.P13
    > >
    > We upgraded 3 of these at work to 1.4 GHz Tualatin Celerons. Made a big
    > difference in the apps we run. It was worth it to us, but only you can
    > be the judge as to whether it is worth it to you.
  10. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Since upgrading. Things have gone down hill fast.
    It runs fine for a day or two. Then I get file corruption.
    The names change to hieroglyphics. I took a snap shot of the
    Lavasoft folder but can't post it here for some reason.
    Could someone email me so I could send the jpeg image of the folder
    so you could look at it and see if you have seen this or know what the
    hell is happening. But this happens to all my folders eventually. I just
    got lucky and did
    a scandisk and it said the files were corrupted beyond repair in Lavasoft.
    I have all up to date anti virus, The Cleaner, Zone Alarm Pro, spybot,
    Ad-Aware & spyblaster. Everything comes back clean.
    Thanks, my email addy is ray_wacko_foti@hotmail.com
    Ray


    "Wacko" <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3fowe.7514$GP6.1931@trndny03...
    > I kept debating and finally I settled on trying the 1.2 GHz Tualatin
    > Celeron.
    > Piece of cake to install.
    > I added the max memory, up to 384 & replaced that bucket of bolts Maxtor
    > 10 gig hd with a western digital 250 gig hd.
    > I like it! Big improvement over what it was like. the difference is like
    > night & day.
    > Well worth the upgrade as far as I am concerned.
    >
    > "gdp" <gdp416@cox.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:F6Wfe.39722$_K.5616@fed1read03...
    > > WackoRay wrote:
    > > > GenuineIntel Pentium(r) II Processor Intel MMX(TM) Technology
    > > > PhoenixBios 4.0 Release 6.0
    > > > 4M4PBOX1.15A.023.P13
    > > >
    > > We upgraded 3 of these at work to 1.4 GHz Tualatin Celerons. Made a big
    > > difference in the apps we run. It was worth it to us, but only you can
    > > be the judge as to whether it is worth it to you.
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    "Vze" <vze2h26h@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:FudGe.2274$QX2.1255@trndny01...
    > Hi Ben,
    > I just got the promise card and installed it.
    > In the instructions it tells me to attach my system
    > case's 2or 4 pin LED to the LED connector on the
    > SATA card.
    >
    > I looked at the spec sheet and it shows my LED
    > jumper to be a 2 prong just above my on/off cable.
    > But there is no cable. Do I need it ? I mean, I am
    > on that pc now and it is running?
    >
    > thanks
    > Ray
    >

    You only need it if you want pretty lights indicating hard drive activity to
    light up like a Christmas tree whenever there is hard disk access. No, you
    don't need it. If you want to use it, you can use the existing cable that
    runs from your hard drive LED connector on the motherboard and move it to
    the one on the SATA card.


    --
    "Hurricane" Andrew
    Milford, DE
  12. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Thank you Hurricane

    Ray


    "Hurricane Andrew" <hurricane_andrew@verizon_nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:OdeGe.24371$9y3.3171@trnddc06...
    >
    > "Vze" <vze2h26h@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:FudGe.2274$QX2.1255@trndny01...
    > > Hi Ben,
    > > I just got the promise card and installed it.
    > > In the instructions it tells me to attach my system
    > > case's 2or 4 pin LED to the LED connector on the
    > > SATA card.
    > >
    > > I looked at the spec sheet and it shows my LED
    > > jumper to be a 2 prong just above my on/off cable.
    > > But there is no cable. Do I need it ? I mean, I am
    > > on that pc now and it is running?
    > >
    > > thanks
    > > Ray
    > >
    >
    > You only need it if you want pretty lights indicating hard drive activity
    to
    > light up like a Christmas tree whenever there is hard disk access. No,
    you
    > don't need it. If you want to use it, you can use the existing cable that
    > runs from your hard drive LED connector on the motherboard and move it to
    > the one on the SATA card.
    >
    >
    > --
    > "Hurricane" Andrew
    > Milford, DE
    >
    >
  13. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    The MP440BX is an OEM variation of the very popular SE440BX Intel board. Ispecs
    is inaccurate. This is a Slot 1 board, not Socket 370. However, Ispecs is
    being fooled by the PowerLeap kit CPU, which identifies itself as it truly is:
    Socket 370 FC-PGA2.

    IMHO, the same limitations hold for the MP440BX as for the SE440BX board. In
    other words, installed memory must consist of DIMMs with low-density chips.

    All I can surmise is that either the PowerLeap kit is not compatible with the
    MP440BX board, or that a defect has crept into the hardware somewhere. The
    system lockups running both Windows and MEMTEST-86 are not a coincidence, and
    are symptomatic of a hardware problem.

    What happens when you put the older slower Slot 1 CPU in the system? Lockups?
    Does MEMTEST run OK? ... Ben Myers

    On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 05:29:09 GMT, "WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Ben these are from belarc advisor and the bottom from Ispecs
    >
    >Board: Intel Corporation MP440BX AA698435-301
    >Serial Number: IMMP82801837
    >BIOS: Intel Corp. 4M4PB0X1.15A.0029.P17 08/04/199
    >****************************************************
    >Manufacturer : Intel Corporation
    >Model : MP440BX Rev. AA698435-301
    >CPU Slot/Socket Type : Socket 370 FC-PGA2
    >Chipset Vendor : Intel i440BX/ZX Rev. B1
    >Bios Manufacturer : Intel Corp.
    >Bios Version : 4M4PB0X1.15A.0029.P17
    >
    >
    <BIG SNIP>
  14. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Just to pass on a confirmation of Ben's comments. Checked with the best
    tech I know and he concurs the MP440BX is limited to low density (high chip
    count) DIMMs.

    KC

    <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
    news:42fa2f26.18778568@nntp.charter.net...
    > The MP440BX is an OEM variation of the very popular SE440BX Intel board.
    Ispecs
    > is inaccurate. This is a Slot 1 board, not Socket 370. However, Ispecs
    is
    > being fooled by the PowerLeap kit CPU, which identifies itself as it truly
    is:
    > Socket 370 FC-PGA2.
    >
    > IMHO, the same limitations hold for the MP440BX as for the SE440BX board.
    In
    > other words, installed memory must consist of DIMMs with low-density
    chips.
    >
    > All I can surmise is that either the PowerLeap kit is not compatible with
    the
    > MP440BX board, or that a defect has crept into the hardware somewhere.
    The
    > system lockups running both Windows and MEMTEST-86 are not a coincidence,
    and
    > are symptomatic of a hardware problem.
    >
    > What happens when you put the older slower Slot 1 CPU in the system?
    Lockups?
    > Does MEMTEST run OK? ... Ben Myers
    >
    > On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 05:29:09 GMT, "WackoRay" <ray_wacko_foti@hotmail.com>
    wrote:
    >
    > >Ben these are from belarc advisor and the bottom from Ispecs
    > >
    > >Board: Intel Corporation MP440BX AA698435-301
    > >Serial Number: IMMP82801837
    > >BIOS: Intel Corp. 4M4PB0X1.15A.0029.P17 08/04/199
    > >****************************************************
    > >Manufacturer : Intel Corporation
    > >Model : MP440BX Rev. AA698435-301
    > >CPU Slot/Socket Type : Socket 370 FC-PGA2
    > >Chipset Vendor : Intel i440BX/ZX Rev. B1
    > >Bios Manufacturer : Intel Corp.
    > >Bios Version : 4M4PB0X1.15A.0029.P17
    > >
    > >
    > <BIG SNIP>
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