X86 family 6 model 7 stepping 3


I have a Compaq Deskpro EP/SB Series computer with the x86 family 6 model 7 stepping 3 in it and was wondering with that information, what is the fastest cpu I can upgrade my computer to.
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  1. Use cpu-z to check which exact processor and motherboard you have.
  2. Thats an old computer.

    82443EX Chipset (66MHz) : Pentium II 266/300/333MHz Processors
    82810 Chipset (66MHz) : Celeron Processor running up to 466 MHz with a 66-MHz system bus.
    810e Chipset : PIII 450, 500, 550, or 600-MHz Processors, 100 MHz bus
    810e Chipset (PCI only) : Intel Celeron (466 or 500 MHz) or Intel Pentium III (550 or 600 MHz) with 100 MHz bus
    82443BX Chipset (100MHz) : Pentium II 350/400/450 MHz or Pentium III 450/500/550/650MHz Processors
  3. Family 6 Model 7 indicates that you have a Slot 1 Katmai based Pentium III.
    The fastest avaliable Slot 1 processor would be the Copermine Pentium III 1000MHz, but this may or may not work in your specific system (chipset and BIOS dependent).

    At this point, your system is only really useful for running depreciated OS' and playing legacy games.
    It would make no sense at all upgrading as even the most inexpensive machine available today is massively more powerful.
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