It's been difficult trying to find the sureist way to upgrade my processor from a Pentium III 533Mhz to a faster processor. Since my board has a slot 1 connector, ideally, I wanted to find a processor preferably 933Mhz or greater that would use slot 1, and boxed in the retail format so I would have the heatsink and fan included as well as the 3 year warranty. Since Intel is phasing Pentium III's out, the 933Mhz (133 bus) is extremely hard to find. Pentium III 1Ghz (133 bus) are a little more pricey and from what I understand, the performance is neglible compared to a 933. I may have to concede and buy the 1 Ghz. The last option would be to buy a processor in the flipchip version, and then purchase a slocket adapter which is a guessing game at best. There is no guarantee that the processor in a socket 370 format would adapt using the slocket with . Nobody I've talked to is really sure. Anybody out there have any suggestions on which route to take. I've been hitting deadends lately.
There are always people in this same situation. The best route to go is to buy a new motherboard, memory, cpu, heatsink/fan, and possibly powersupply. If you go that route you can upgrade your hard drive as well and you have a brand new computer for a hundred and something dollars more than just an Intel processor switch.
I have not had any problems running a slotket. You might be able to get a PIII 700 and run it at 933, it's almost a sure bet if you can controll the core voltage.
Back to you Tom...
October 18, 2001 2:03:59 AM
What BX motherboard do you have? You may be able to throw in celeron 1.2 GHz tualatin using an adapter and overclock like crazy. The tualatin celeron easily outperforms the PIII.
They arent on the retail market yet but there should be plenty of them soon and I would wager that they'll be a lot less expensive then the 1Ghz PIII.