I am currently using a CELERON 400MHz on my motherboard. I can upgrade to a 400MHz PENTIUM II. Is it worth the time and money to do so? How much speed will I get? I know the bus speed will go from 66MHz to 100Mhz.
If only you had a Celeron 366, as many of these could be overclocked to 100FSB!
The problem with PII's is the slow off-die cache. It turns out that a Celeron 333 overclocked to 500@100FSB would usually outperform a PII at 500 because it's on-die cache was faster. Maybe your motherboard would support a Coppermine PIII? The cheapest REASONABLY FAST upgrade is a Celeron 566 overclocked to 850, since these chips only cost $30. Using a $10 slotket. But they are also Coppermine, so it really depends on your motherboard.
Your motherboard is a 440BX Slot 1. The table on that page indicates your maximum upgrade would be a Pentium II 400MHz. You may be able to go higher than that with a BIOS upgrade, but I cannot be sure. Others in this forum have probably experimented more with the 440BX and Pentium III CPUs than I have.
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