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Processor upgrade for p4

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January 25, 2012 7:55:53 AM

what processor should i buy for p4 i845g/ich-3m motherboard. i am currently using 1.6ghz processor and want to upgrade to a faster processor.

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January 25, 2012 8:16:47 AM

Could you maybe give some more info, like what processor is it that you have? what is your budget? etc
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January 25, 2012 8:16:50 AM

Could you maybe give some more info, like what processor is it that you have? what is your budget? etc
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January 25, 2012 10:16:19 AM

Additional information required! What motherboard do you have? You can open the case and check or use CPU-Z to find MB model number. If your computer is OEM built (depending on who built it) you may have to contact the manufacture to find out supported CPU’s . Truthfully I would not invest any money into that computer. Save for a new one. If your board is a socket 423 the processor prices are higher and there is a smaller selection of speed bins than socket 478.
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January 25, 2012 11:46:22 AM

yeah...get a new one...or give us more info...
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January 25, 2012 2:50:40 PM

The issue that you have is that the 845 chipset only supports Intel® Pentium® 4 processors with a 400 and 533MHz FSB in socket 478 (Northwood core). These processors have been discontinued for 7 years. Here are a couple processors that may work on your board http://ark.intel.com/compare/27442,27444,27446,27447

In the end you would be better served by going down to Walmart and buying their cheap desktop then to try to find one of this and think that you are going to get to much of a preformance upgrade out of it.


Christain Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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