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January 22, 2001 3:31:20 PM

I want to upgrade my BH6 setup to a PIII-850 SLOT-1 100MHZ processor. I really dont want to build a whole new setup because my BH6 setup has some nice stuff in it.

I have no idea what version of the BH6 motherboard I have is. I can tell you I have the latest BIOS, and there is a listing under the CPU setup for a 850(100) setting.

Does this mean I can FOR SURE use the PIII-850, without any problems at all?

Can I just remove my PII-450 and slap that chip in and go, without doing anything else?

PLEASE REPLY FAST, THANK YOU.
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January 22, 2001 3:35:13 PM

you should be ok as long as you can get your hands on a slot PIII they are pretty rare no.....check with the supplier though

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January 22, 2001 4:59:57 PM

Put slot to socket adapter . But There is a compatibility problesms between socket 370 and socket 370. That way intel trying to make you buy some more stuff from them.
But dont worry, Tom has some rewiews about how to saw and solder socket to slot adapter to make it compatible to different intel socket 370 cpu's.

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January 22, 2001 6:54:19 PM

If your BIOS has the 100/850 setting listed, I would think it would work. The only way to be sure (other than actually trying it)is to go to the motherboard manufacturer's web site and find your board's spec's there.

But as someone else mentioned, slot 1 PIIIs are getting hard to find. I'd try Pricewatch to see what vendor has them.

Of course, you could probably get a T-Bird 850 and a new MOBO for just a few dollars (20 or 30?) more than just the PIII.

Good Luck.

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January 22, 2001 7:23:51 PM

This is a bit of an odd question. Say I had a slot 1 P3-750. Say said chip was overheating. Is there any kind of improved heat sink that you can put on a slot 1? And if so, how? (Not that mine is overheating, but when looking at it one day, I realised I had no idea what it'd take to put a better heat sink/fan combo on it. I'm so used to sockets...)

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January 22, 2001 7:43:39 PM

Don't know what's really available. I've also only installed HS/Fans on sockets. The only slot processor I've ever owned is my retail PIII and that came with an integrated hs/fan which is doing the job nicely, even though I'm OCing from 800 to 900. If you're going to buy a retail PIII 850, you shouldn't need any additional cooling (unless you're going to try some heavy OCing.) If you get OEM you'll have to get a hs/fan.

I know there are slot1 hs/fans out there, but I don't know what's good/bad.

Good luck.



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January 22, 2001 8:55:57 PM

try here for slot heatsinks
<A HREF="http://millisec.safeshopper.com/54/cat54.htm?403" target="_new">http://millisec.safeshopper.com/54/cat54.htm?403&lt;/A>
and here to replace it on a PII
<A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com/tips35/" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.com/tips35/&lt;/A>
or here
<A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com/tips04/" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.com/tips04/&lt;/A>
PIII
<A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com/tips33/" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.com/tips33/&lt;/A>

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January 22, 2001 10:06:17 PM

It says on their website that the PIII is supported. No mention there of which flavors. I would go ahead and try it. The speed would not be a problem for this board, and I have heard of people using coppermines on them, but I don't know if they used a socket CPU with an adaptor of the slot processor.

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