Upgrading Processor

  ferndene 00:48 18 Nov 2004

Is it possible to replace a Pentium 4 1.6 processor with any other make of processor or will I have to use a Pentium.

  hugh-265156 00:55 18 Nov 2004

it will have to be another pentium 4 as this is the type of socket your motherboard uses, its called 'socket 478'

do you know the make and model of your motherboard? this will help to find out what p4 processor you can upgrade too.

  hugh-265156 00:58 18 Nov 2004

ps. if you dont know the make and model of the motherboard then download everest home edition from click here

install it and click on 'computer' then 'summary' and look at the information for 'motherboard name' then tell us or look it up on the manufacturers website, you may get a link in everest that takes you to the site.

  temp003 03:17 18 Nov 2004

I agree with huggyg71 that you should find out the motherboard model. Particularly important in your case as the current CPU is P4 1.6Hz, which can be socket 478 or even socket 423 (depending on how long ago you bought the system).

  ferndene 23:30 18 Nov 2004

huggyg71 & temp003 Thanks for response. Motherboard is MSI 845 Ultra C Socket 478. ferndene

  Belatucadrus 00:15 19 Nov 2004

click here MSI website says it will support " 1.3 ~ 2.6GHz and up ", whatever 'and up' means. click here for a download link for a manual.
Looks like a 2.4 click here should be OK with the potential to go even faster, dependant on what they mean by 'and up', may mean with BIOS updates, read the manual see if it gives more details.

  hugh-265156 00:30 19 Nov 2004
  Belatucadrus 10:13 19 Nov 2004

Seems my link to the P4 Prescott was incorrect, needs to be a P4 Northwood with a 400 fsb, learn something new every day. My apologies to ferndene for posting duff info.

  ferndene 16:12 19 Nov 2004

Thanks to all responses. I will try and get someone to get me a processor for xmas.

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