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upgrading a 450 pIII and need help

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January 28, 2001 8:43:34 PM

i have a 45o pIII and i know formlooking around the compputer that the mother board can handel 800 mhz and don't want to try to upgrade the other stuff because it's a compaq.
so what i want to know what is the fast chip that i can fit into this motherboard i have that still fits the old scoket design


here some more stuff i found

Socket Designation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Processor
Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pentium II
Manufacturer's Name . . . . . . . . . . . . GenuineIntel
Product Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pentium III
Voltage
External Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100MHz
Max Processor Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . 800Mhz
Processor Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450Mhz
Processor Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41h
Processor Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slot 1

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January 28, 2001 10:00:41 PM

OK, well how high does the multiplier setting go up to on the motherboard? find that out and you'll know.

-MP Jesse
January 29, 2001 1:11:16 AM

i've gotten confused over what means whats in the intel line so any help that help upgrade this thing welcome
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January 29, 2001 4:56:18 AM

Well I dont know, what type of motherboard it is, but you can play safe and get a Celeron 800, Finding P3's with a 100Mhz FSB is hard (Especially Slot 1).

I am assuming that your Max Processor value is the what the Motherboard can take as the fastest CPU speed.

You could get a Celeron 800 (100FSB/S370), P3 800(100/Slot-1) or a P3 800(133/S370).

Finding a P3 800 with a 100Mhz FSB and a slot 1 is going to be very hard (some places charge higher prices for Slot 1 CPU's).

What you could do is get a a Socket 370 to Slot 1 converter card and buy a Socket 370 CPU (try to get ones which can regulate the voltage as well).

Type of CPU well try to get one with a 100Mhz FSB that is the safest bet you can try with out tooo many problems.
January 29, 2001 5:07:25 AM

slot 1 p3 800Mhz, 100 Frontside bus: Pricewatch $200 Oem, $212 retail. I would double check with compaq about if the board will support the coppermine cores. When that mahine was made p3's were still the Katmi core(off die cache). Those chips also run at higher voltage then the new coppermines. At the least the upgrade is going to require a bios flash. Good luck trying to get compaq to tell you what voltages and cpus the board can support. Those idiots except you to keep the thing stock till it no longer functions then you buy a new one. No im not bashing manufactored systems....oh wait yes, yes I am......I really love compaqs too! Good luck upgrading though, the parts are availible, just make sure the board does support it or toasty p3 results.
January 29, 2001 1:12:55 PM

wouldn't a celeron 800 basically run slower than what i have right know
January 29, 2001 1:15:46 PM

I got my P3 800e slot 1 in a store in Toronto. It wasn't that hard, and I like the chip so far :) 

sparks
January 29, 2001 1:33:59 PM

hey hey , from toronto , where and how much please , am looking for one also
thks
January 29, 2001 2:15:54 PM

A Celeron 800 would definately be faster than a P3-450. Especially since the new Celerons are using the 100MHz FSB.

But a P3-800 100MHz FSB Slot 1 would be better yet. So that's what I think you should go with. It'll be simple and effective. Who could beat that?

- Sanity is purely based on point-of-view.
January 29, 2001 6:04:02 PM

thanx for all the answer
is there any other p3 chips that fsb 100 that will work with my ssytem
they can be lowert than 800 mhz
i dodn't want to go to a celeron
if i don't have to
January 29, 2001 6:34:55 PM

well i'm going to cpmpqa's website and i gusse i just going to have keep bugging them till i get it
is there any other way to find the voltage with ou them telling me
January 29, 2001 6:40:01 PM

I've been hearing about 100MHz FSB Intel P3s that go even as high as 1GHz. It seems feasable to me that they could exist. However I don't know how high Slot 1 P3s go. So I'd just suggest typing in searches into Pricewatch to see if you can find any Slot 1 P3s that go higher than 800MHz. And if not, then just go with the 800.

Granted, there are always converters to put a flip chip in a slot package. But I'm not much of an expert on those since I've tried to stay with socket chips anyway. The slot was such a silly concept...

- Sanity is purely based on point-of-view.
January 29, 2001 9:23:38 PM

is there away to find out the voltage that my proccser is at with out compaq telling
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January 29, 2001 10:30:28 PM

It doesn't really matter what voltage your processor is currently at, because voltages are automatically detected. What matters is only the ability of your computer to self adjust to the proper voltage for a different kind of prosessor, namely the Coppermine. The Slot 1 coppermine is available at 100MHz up to 1GHZ but that version still cost well over $400, even with the latest price drops.

Suicide is painless...........
January 30, 2001 12:36:12 PM

compaq just gave me a nice ruun around so igoing to try to figure what kind of board it is
by the way does anybody know what motherboards they use to put in the 5700 family that would fit a450 p3
January 30, 2001 1:13:56 PM

all right i found out the mother board is made by via
so any body know where to find out which board it is

also i found out i have a 125w power supply is that enough for a 800 p3 chip

please respond asap becuase i'lll proably have to put the cover on this thing soon and then it will be a whiloe till i get into it again
January 30, 2001 2:39:29 PM

Yes you can get any PIII FC-PGA chip in a SECC2 (slot 1) version including a 1GHz version. You'll probably want a large power supply.

In Toronto look at: www.pccanada.com

- JW
January 30, 2001 3:37:20 PM

i found a 800 solt 1 at mwave.com i hear they are pretty good

now to find out if me via mother can handel a copper mine core
but i don't know where to look to get numbers or something to tell me what kind of mother board it is
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