Hi i would like to upgrade my motherboard but keep my celeron chip until i can afford to splash out on a new cpu. Does anyone know of any boards that are compatable, i would like to upgrade to p4 2.4 at least any help would be apperciated..
I'm presuming you have a Socket 370 Celeron. As a temporary measure why not use a PentiumIII (perhaps one with a riser) from, say a computer fair cheap, in your current board until you can afford a new mobo and CPU?
Your current Celeron is virtually certainly in a Socket 370 - so the risers, or adapters that Stuartli mentions are not for your motherboard.
There is some merit in the suggestion to upgrade the processsor on your current motherboard however. But we will need to know the exact make and model number to advise on what is possible. upgarding to a faster PIII would certainly improve you systems performance, as long as the upgarde was a reasonably good step.
Another approach is to get your new motherboard, but make do with, say, a Celeron 2GHz for now. these new Celerons are P4 chips, and so fit in the same motherboards and have significantly improved performance - but are much cheaper than a full P4. Be aware however that this will also involve RAM and Power Supply upgrades too.
In the long run, the best sense is to swap the whole tower - then at least you have something viable to sell to recoup some of your costs.
Thanks for the info from you, im now thinkin i might be just as well to sell what ive got and start scratch. if anyone knows any cheaps component sellers could you please forward the adresses to me at [email protected]
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