Number of Processor Pins.

  B33J 20:26 06 Sep 2005

I am in the middle of updating my computer; new hard drive, RAM, DVD RW etc. I am just about to get myself a new CPU but I do not know how many pins my current one uses. Any way I can find this out without having to open up my computer?

Also, does anyone have any suggestions as to what CPU and Graphics Card to go for? These are the last 2 bits I need and I have about £250 left to spend on both so any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

  GaT7 20:31 06 Sep 2005

Download & install one of these two programs click here or click here, & run them.

Tell us what motherboard you have in there & the model number, plus the present CPU. We can then advise further about the various components you could install/upgrade to. G

  Strawballs 20:32 06 Sep 2005

click here download and run this program it will tell you everthing that you want about your system

  B33J 20:44 06 Sep 2005

CPU Properties
CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 800 MHz (8 x 100)
CPU Alias Coppermine, CuMine, A80526
CPU Stepping cC0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE
Original Clock 800 MHz
L1 Code Cache 16 KB
L1 Data Cache 16 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 370 Pin FC-PGA
Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
Transistors 28.1 million
Process Technology 6M, 0.18 um, CMOS
Die Size 90 mm2
Core Voltage 1.70 V
I/O Voltage 3.3 V
Typical Power 11 - 25 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 16.0 - 37.5 W (depending on clock speed)

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 62-0907-000000-00101111-071595-V694V686$1V133001_A6323O1 V1.0 08092000
Motherboard Name MSI MS-6323

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel GTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type PCI
Bus Width 32-bit
Real Clock 33 MHz
Effective Clock 33 MHz
Bandwidth 133 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 2 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR
RAM Slots 2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 200 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset ApolloPro133A

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name Micro-Star International

  Strawballs 20:55 06 Sep 2005

There you go 370 pins

  DieSse 21:58 06 Sep 2005

I doubt very much indeed that you can get an upgraded processor for your motherboard. They stopped making them some time ago - even if you could find one, the amount by which it will improce performance will be very low - maybe 10-20% at most.

You need to be looking at a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and probably PSU to get anywhere at all.

  woodchip 22:05 06 Sep 2005

You are limited as it a Celeron CPU that's in the Computer if it's not very old the latest will fit a P4 but think yours is the old Celeron in which case you need to upgrade the Motherboard and CPU

  SANTOS7 22:06 06 Sep 2005

click here
an option here to buy MOBO Bundles e.g mobo,cpu,memory all in one hit..

  woodchip 22:08 06 Sep 2005

What about this click here

  woodchip 22:34 06 Sep 2005
  Stuartli 22:47 06 Sep 2005

We're told its a PentiumIII 800MHz Coppermine - top of this particular sequence was 1.4MHz:

click here

Early Socket 370 Celeron boards wouldn't take a Pentium which is why I had to change my then Elite board to a later Gigabyte model as I acquired a PentiumIII 1GB Coppermine CPU.

The Elite would take a Pentium but it had to be a Slot1 version.

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