My friend has an old motherboard, and I need to find the fastest processor that it supports (it's currently running a P133). I've looked it over briefly, and I can't find any model numbers or anything on it. However, here is it's BIOS ID:
I looked the BIOS ID up, and here's what I found:
Packard Bell LG 74CDT SUP (Intel OEM)
- or -
- or -
Packard Bell "Pack-Mate 6100"
This is not surprising, since he tells me the POS was indeed originally a Packard Bell. However, my attempts at finding information about any of these motherboards have been unsuccessful.
I have two questions:
1) Where can I find specs for these boards?
2) How do I determine which board my friend has?
Bottom line is:
HOW FAST OF A PROCESSOR WILL THE BOARD SUPPORT?
look for markings on the board concerning multipliers. If it has a max multiplier of 3x or less, you can still get 3.5x by using the 1.5x multiplier, these are the same for Pentium MMX CPU's. In that case, you should use a Pentium 233MMX. Even if it's a single voltage CPU board (3.3v), the 2.8v MMX CPU will work fine as long as you have a fan style cooler.