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Gateway Processor Upgrade Procedure

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November 15, 2009 1:43:04 PM

Looking for Gateway Performance 500 schematic, procedure or manual for replacing Processor.

I thought I posted this earlier, but when I look up my threads, nothing came up. Sorry if duplicated.
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November 15, 2009 2:02:00 PM

ok first thing to do is download CPUz - this free utility will help you identify which motherboard is installed in your PC

Once you know which mobo you have if its a well known brands you will be able to check their website for compatible CPU's
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November 16, 2009 4:52:50 AM

As usual, the gateway.com site was no help in looking for info. Tried downloading their driver scanner gtwupd.exe, and only got .doc file.
did scan after download and gtwupd.exe is not on hard drive.

CPUz gave me the following:
TABOR 3 WS440BX
REVISION: TABOR 3 4000504.211 (SERIAL A)
DMI BIOS INTEL VERS 4W45B0X0.15A.0013.P08 (DATE 04-22-99)
Could find no info on the above.

Want to replace the Pentium III with Pentium IV processor which I extracted from a dead DELL Dimension 4500. Why you ask ?
As a hobby. Just want to see if I can do it, and have it run !
(Have had this unit on my desk since '99 & it still serves me well on the Internet, albeit, a little slow ! )

Thanks for previous, and any future response.
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November 16, 2009 1:28:49 PM

Is your Pentium 3 CPU a slot 1 or Socket 370? And which of the Pentium 4s do you have, a Socket 423, 478. or LGA 775? I share your hobby of wanting to see if it can. Please let us know how it goes!
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November 16, 2009 3:06:43 PM

Ok guys firstly some bad news

Pentium 3's had two sockets commonly used during the lifespan - I believe the chip you are talking about is a socket 370.

Pentium 4's used sokcet 423 / 478 / 775 none of which work in socket 370 boards
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November 16, 2009 5:39:46 PM

ulysses35 said:
Ok guys firstly some bad news

Pentium 3's had two sockets commonly used during the lifespan - I believe the chip you are talking about is a socket 370.

Pentium 4's used sokcet 423 / 478 / 775 none of which work in socket 370 boards



Thanks for saving me from wasting time. I checked my service tag at Dell and got the following for processor.

9K795 Processor, 80532, 2.0G, 512K, 400FSB, Socket N

Does this mean it is 423/478/775 type ?

Thanks again for your responses.
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November 16, 2009 6:37:30 PM

It appears the Socket N I have is a 478, after doing some further research.
And I now can see why they are incompatable, after looking at slot 1 and 370 pictures. Sorry for wasting your time !
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November 16, 2009 6:41:42 PM

hundredislandsboy said:
Is your Pentium 3 CPU a slot 1 or Socket 370? And which of the Pentium 4s do you have, a Socket 423, 478. or LGA 775? I share your hobby of wanting to see if it can. Please let us know how it goes!


Received another response saying it won't work, and after doing further research (No thanks to DELL) and looking at slot1 - 370 - and pentium 4 pictures, can see why. I actually took a pix of the pentium IV and counted pins & came up with 482, so I guess it is a 478, due to my miscounting !

Thanks for your input.
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January 28, 2012 11:28:32 AM

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