Using a P4 with 400mHz FSB on a 533 mHz M/B

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hi all

I currently own a P4 1.7 Northwood 512 kb cache, with 512 SDR Ram, the
M/B has a FSB of 400mHz.

I 'd like to upgrade my system by getting a M/B that will support DDR
Ram, but i'd like to keep my P4 1.7 for now. If I buy a 533mHz or 800
mHz M/B will my processor be compatible? Might it be possible to
overclock it using the 533 setting to 2.26 gig (ie 133mHz x 17 = 2.26
instead of 100 mHz x 17 = 1.7 mHz) or have I got the wrong end of the
stick?

thanks for looking

Gaz
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    "Gaz" <gazoc7@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:93c86c54.0405212030.7332a283@posting.google.com...
    > hi all
    > I currently own a P4 1.7 Northwood 512 kb cache, with 512 SDR Ram, the
    > M/B has a FSB of 400mHz.
    >
    > I 'd like to upgrade my system by getting a M/B that will support DDR
    > Ram, but i'd like to keep my P4 1.7 for now. If I buy a 533mHz or 800
    > mHz M/B will my processor be compatible? Might it be possible to
    > overclock it using the 533 setting to 2.26 gig (ie 133mHz x 17 = 2.26
    > instead of 100 mHz x 17 = 1.7 mHz) or have I got the wrong end of the
    > stick?

    Yes, you can re-use your 100/400MHz P4 1.7GHz CPU
    at100MHz on most 533MHz/800MHz boards. We are a dealer
    and can sell you one.

    Thanks.


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