Pentium 4 question?? Tags: CPUs Pentium Computer Processors Last response: October 18, 2010 11:57 PM in CPUs Share slube123 October 16, 2010 5:58:58 PM SO as a little side project i am seeing how much i can upgrade my brother's old computer. Its current processor is a NorthWood Pentium 4 3.06ghz. From the list below, do you think theres a better processor that can possibly fit in this computer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_mi... And btw, i was wondering if 533 vs 800 mhz FSB's mattered? Like the one the computer currently has has a 533mhz FSB, could it be upgraded with a 800mhz FSB processor? Thanks More about : pentium question enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs October 16, 2010 6:39:07 PM It's not the computer that has the FSB, it's that the processor will default to that FSB. When you upgrade the processor, the FSB will change. Very important: Tell us your motherboard model, or if it is an OEM machine, link us to a support page. So assuming it is compatible with all P4's, if you get lucky, you might be able to upgrade to a pentium D. Don't spend more than $15 on it though, for value's sake. If it doesn't support the Pentium D, you'll likely still support the highest pentium 4 on that list you linked with hypertransport. Don't spend more than $10 on it for value's sake. slube123 October 17, 2010 3:05:17 AM FIC VI35L -- that is the motherboard i believe. And my current FSB on this processor i have now is 533mhz and you sure i could upgrade to a processor that has 800mhz? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs October 18, 2010 11:57:51 PM That sounds like an OEM since I don't recognize the motherboard brand "FIC". Unless FIC is part of the model number, in which case, it is useless without knowing the brand. If your computer was not custom assembled, and instead made by an OEM (dell, gateway, acer, hp etc) then the model number of the computer itself would be more useful. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumQuestion about pentium 4 @ 2 different speeds & socket number.!!! ForumPENTIUM 4 EXTREME EDITION QUESTION ForumPentium 4 HT upgrade? ForumIntel Pentium G630 vs AMD Athlon II X 4 640 ForumOlder pentium 4 question ForumPentium e6600 - upgrade to i3 3220 or phenom 2 x 4 965? ForumOld Pentium 4 upgrade question vs.new build ForumPentium 4 Upgrading ForumIntel Pentium 4 640 vs 641 Question ForumPentium d 3. 4 ghz Forum2012 equivalent of pentium 4 2 8ghz ForumWhat graphic card is suitable for pentium 4 , 3.0 ghz, ddr3 2gb ram, os is window ForumPentium 4 ForumPentium E2140 and CoD 4 ?? ForumIntel Pentium 4 's question about PRESCOTS ForumIs 2. 4 quad core good or cor 2 pentium 2.6 ForumIntel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz with Diablo 3 ForumBetter between Core i3( Gen 1) , Pentium Dual Core (Gen 2), Amd A 4 -A10 Forum500w PSU ForumJust a quick question about the Athlon II M320 and the Pentium T4400 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !