My friend has this system which he has always thought to be a PIII because he recalls the box that the CPU came with said so. However, when I checked with My Computer-->Properties, it says PII. I ran a CPU identification utility, and it tells me that the CPU is 450MHz Family.Model.Step is 6.7.3 MMX=Yes
Can anyone tell me of a sure way of knowing what type of a processor this friend has? Also while I am at it, how do I know if I can upgrade that CPU to a 600MHz EB PIII?
Does anyone here know of a website that focuses on upgrading old systems?
Well, stepping 6.7.3 tells that its a Pentium-III processor in slot1 (SECC2) package with 512k cache memory. Its FSB is 100 MHz, its difficult to say whether the board will support 133 MHz FSB. You can use a slotket converter to use any 100 MHz FSB processor, upto 850 MHz, that 850E, not 850EB or 850B - B indicates it has 133 MHz FSB.
The best solution is to open the case, see what chipset is in there and decide.