Somebody answer please. I need this information by Saturday noon because my boss needs to know if he needs to buy the company new processors or computers, preferably processors.
I know the answer for this for sure! I did the same exact upgrade with a gx 60 I found for free. It will take a pentium 4 2.8ghz/ 400mhz FSB socket 478. It's a northwood chip with 512mb L2 cache. After searching forever I finally found one, they are quite rare. I had it shipped in from a kid in Japan. The next best and way more available is the Pentium 4 2.6ghz 400mhz FSB socket 478. I went all out and searched for the 2.8 but I doubt the actual speed difference is negligible. I also upgraded it to the max 2GB ram. For an old rig the thing flys! I paid $75 for the processor and about 45 for the memory. I also installed a $5 USB 2.0 4 port/ 2 firewire pci card off Ebay too. The old 1.1's didn't make the cut. so for about $125 I wound up with a cranking workhorse! If you need any extra help feel free to contact me. geokohler (at} gmail