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Replace an intel celeron 2.2 with a pentium IV 3.6?

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November 4, 2009 12:55:22 AM

Hi, I'm wanting to put a pentium IV 3.6 ghz processor into a custom PC Full Tower with a hp d330 ST motherboad in it. The current processor is 2.2 ghz, can I do this? Here is the HP link to specs:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

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November 4, 2009 1:06:44 AM

Stick to the list of CPUs that the docs say are compatible. While the 3.6ghz may be compatible with the mobo chipset, the bios may very well be the issue. Looks like about 3ghz is all you can get out of that system. There could be voltage limitations on that mobo too as the 3.6 was a 115w tdp and the most it looks like that mobo can handle is 84w tdp.
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November 4, 2009 1:14:26 AM

skora said:
Stick to the list of CPUs that the docs say are compatible. While the 3.6ghz may be compatible with the mobo chipset, the bios may very well be the issue. Looks like about 3ghz is all you can get out of that system. There could be voltage limitations on that mobo too as the 3.6 was a 115w tdp and the most it looks like that mobo can handle is 84w tdp.



Thanks for the quick reply! Will FSB matter here?
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November 4, 2009 1:19:56 AM

Would like to replace this: Intel Celeron Processors with 400 MHz Front Side Bus, 128 KB L2 cache with this: Intel Pentium 4 Processors with 800 MHz Front Side Bus, 512 KB L2 cache with HyperThread. Will this work?
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November 4, 2009 1:23:47 AM

If you can get one of the 800mhz CPUs, it may do a little better than the 533mhz, but not sure if you'll really notice that much difference, especially if the ram is the slower 266 or 333 anyway. For the age of the system, I'd try to find the fastest, cheapest CPU for it.

EDIT to your second post: If the docs say it should, then it should. You'd have to contact HP to know for sure.
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November 4, 2009 1:34:05 AM

skora said:
If you can get one of the 800mhz CPUs, it may do a little better than the 533mhz, but not sure if you'll really notice that much difference, especially if the ram is the slower 266 or 333 anyway. For the age of the system, I'd try to find the fastest, cheapest CPU for it.

EDIT to your second post: If the docs say it should, then it should. You'd have to contact HP to know for sure.



Thanks again! got the DDR pc3200 400mhz memory(1 Gig dual channel $29.99), a 400 watt PS($10.00), and just found the 3.0 GHz processor for $56.00 Might be a decent PC for under $100.00!
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November 14, 2009 4:58:33 PM

I don't see where I can select the Best Answer. ???
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November 14, 2009 4:59:36 PM

had to be logged in...duh.
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