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Older pentium 4 question

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March 10, 2009 5:46:22 PM

Hi guys
Since i'm not up on cpu's i'm gonna pose a question. I have a gateway 500s computer here i was gonna try and beef up for the grandkids.
The cpu in it now is a pentium 4 1.5 gig at 100mhz. I am able to get my hans on a 2.2 gig at 400mhz

Will this run ok or not?

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a b à CPUs
March 10, 2009 6:31:13 PM

oh man, would you happen to know the model numbers for both the P4's?
March 10, 2009 6:46:31 PM

is the 2.2gGhz a Pentium 4 as well? or is it something like a Pentium D
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a b à CPUs
March 10, 2009 6:47:22 PM

To avoid costly trials-and-errors,
start with the CPU Compatibility Table
for that motherboard (if it exists).

This will save you many hair follicles
otherwise lost during "tear-out" episodes.


MRFS
March 10, 2009 7:04:40 PM

captaincharisma said:
is the 2.2gGhz a Pentium 4 as well? or is it something like a Pentium D


Yes it's pentium 4
March 10, 2009 8:11:10 PM

i cannot remember but i think all P4's are the same socket type i check just to make sure. sense its a brand name computer its possible that you may need to update the BIOS for that CPU to work
a b à CPUs
March 10, 2009 9:57:03 PM

I seem to remember early P4's were built for socket 423... then later on they moved to socket 478
a b à CPUs
March 11, 2009 1:06:49 PM

download cpu-z and get the model number for the motherboard.
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