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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIv got a somewhat stupid question, Can I use a Pentium® D 3.4GHZ LGA775 on a D865GBF Motherboard? Forum PENTIUM 4 EXTREME EDITION QUESTION Forum Older pentium 4 question Forum Old Pentium 4 upgrade question vs.new build Forum Intel Pentium 4's question about PRESCOTS Forum Intel Pentium 4 640 vs 641 Question Forum Pentium 4 3.0 question Forum Pentium 4 3.06ghz - heat question Forum Pentium 4 Question Forum Pentium D930 OC 4ghz (temperature questions) Forum Some questions about overclocking a Pentium D to 4.0Ghz Forum Questions on Pentium 4 Setup Forum Pentium4 questions: raystonn? anybody? Forum SolvedQuestion about Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition Forum SolvedAMD athlon x4 860k vs Pentium G3658 (Both OC'd) Forum SolvedIntle pentium g3258 unlocked overcloking question Forum SolvedHow to speed up old Pentium 4 Windows XP 32 bit HP computer? Forum Solvedoverclocking pentium question. Forum SolvedIntel Pentium G3258 or Athlon X4 860K? Forum Solvedrunning a game on pentium4 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !