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upgrading from a celeron with a no name mobo

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April 16, 2006 6:41:42 PM

hey guys these forums are great for infromation, i have a couple of questions to ask.
1. I have THIS
computer and THIS MOBO and i was wondering if a p4 would work on there, I;m asking this because i suspect that myy motherboard only supports 400mh fsb and most p4s are 533 or 800 fsb right so if did try to put a p4 in there and the motherboard only turns out to be 400 fsb would it still work?

2. would a 2.4-2.8 ghz p4 help this sysytem significantly:
intel celeron 2.8 ghz 128k cache (upgrading obviously)
512MB (1 x 512) of pc2700 memory
PNY Geforce fx5500 with 128 MB DDR memory
250 watt psu


THanks for any help guys

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April 16, 2006 7:05:10 PM

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hey guys these forums are great for infromation, i have a couple of questions to ask.
1. I have THIS
computer and THIS MOBO and i was wondering if a p4 would work on there, I;m asking this because i suspect that myy motherboard only supports 400mh fsb and most p4s are 533 or 800 fsb right so if did try to put a p4 in there and the motherboard only turns out to be 400 fsb would it still work?

2. would a 2.4-2.8 ghz p4 help this sysytem significantly:
intel celeron 2.8 ghz 128k cache (upgrading obviously)
512MB (1 x 512) of pc2700 memory
PNY Geforce fx5500 with 128 MB DDR memory
250 watt psu


THanks for any help guys


That's a good question and IMO, I would think yes as, the P4 has much more cache and if you could find a Northwood P4, they were the cream of the crop. Double the memory would help too.
April 16, 2006 8:05:08 PM

um... yes... it will have significant difference i believe...
go check them out in tom's hardware's benchmark:
"The Mother of All CPU Charts Part 2"
it looks like it has some differences according to the chart

and that mobo MS-6577 is an OEM board from MSI
if u put 533fsb cpu, it will recognize as 533fsb cpu.
i know current cpus can stepdown its fsb, but
i dunno if P4 northwood cpu will stepdown its FSB from 200 to 133...
if you are using fsb800 p4
April 16, 2006 9:00:23 PM

thanks guys i think i will upgrade to a p4 because it also says that my chipset also supports fsb 533 so it most likely will work
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