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I have an old socket 370 computer and I'm looking to upgrade from it's current 633mhz celeron. Anyone know what is the fastest processor available for socket 370? and also where to buy them from.

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socket 370 can have various limits depending on the chipset of the motherboard among other things...

starmicro.com has old processors..... what you could put on that is hard to say.... probably 800 but that may be a celeron only board....
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No, I know my cousin put a P3 on her computer (exact same model as mine)... I think it was 1ghz+... not sure exactly. She's thrown it out long ago, so that doesn't help me now.

and btw... ur starmicro.com isn't a site.... it just comes up with a message "this page is parked, courtesy of godaddy.com"

Edited by stettybet0, 18 July 2006 - 02:18 PM.

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sorry that was suppose to be starmicro.net.

without knowing what motherboard or what computer you have, i can't say what processor will take. It's very possible it will take a 1ghz but I doubt it will go higher. ... pentium III's above 1 ghz were mainly server machines so unless you computer is an old business server I'd say 1ghz is probably your limit.... now the other problem is it the 1ghz 100mhz FSB or the 1ghz 133mhz FSB..... If you can tell me more about your motherboard or computer maybe i can help otherwise it's gonna be a crap shoot..... remember you also need to put an appropriate heatsink and fan for the speed of the processor... including some kind of thermal paste/glue/tape....
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Well, I don't know exactly what type of mobo I have, but my PC is a Compaq Presario 5BW220 of the 5000 series.

And I do know that the mobo is socket 370 and takes PC133 RAM and has AGP graphics.
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Okay I'll see what I can find out.... I have to close up my workstation now though so I'll try and get back tonight or tomorrow...
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Heres the socket 370 processors.

http://www.cpu-world.....cket 370.html

The reality is that Intel made the P3's all the way up to a 1.4 gig cpu.The problem you may have is that the BIOS may not see a larger processor. I had one board that showed a 1 gig processor as a 800. There was no bios upgrade to let it see above a 800. along with star micro theres this site that still sells them. Intel had a real problem with the 1.13 P3's and recalled them so buying one of them may cause problems because they might be one that was not returned to intel. They also never made too many cpus higher than the 1.0 gig P3's.

http://www.memorytek...products_id=416

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Alright thanks. I am looking to totally upgrade my old compaq. And heres what I have so far.

Processor: Pentium III 1.0Ghz (currently 633Mhz Celeron)

Memory: 512MB of PC133 Kingston RAM (2x256MB) (currently 256MB - 2x128MB)

Video Card: eVGA GeForce 6200 128MB AGP (currently eVGA GeForce 4 MX 440 64MB AGP)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 200GB 7200RPM 8MB Cashe IDE Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive (currently a 15GB hard drive - came with system - and a 80GB Western Digital. Can only support 2 hard drives, so the 15GB is going to go bye-bye.)

TV Tuner: None yet. Cannot find one compatible with Linux.

All of those parts seem good? I'm looking to kinda make my own version of TiVo out of it. Any help with TV Tuner would be nice.

Edited by stettybet0, 18 July 2006 - 06:04 PM.

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sounds pretty good...... I'll see if I can find anything for a tv card. What flavor of linux are you running?

I have several versions of suse on my machines at home....
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Have you seen this for tv tuner stuff? I have never tried to set up a tvtuner with linux ( yet! ) but this has some info for you I hope.


http://www.tv-cards.com/linux.php

then of course you could look here too..

http://www.pchdtv.com/

or some of these sites....

http://www.linuxjour...om/article/8116
http://linux.bytesex.../v4l2/bttv.html
http://yolinux.com/T...orialVideo.html
http://users.actcom....n/linux-tv.html

again have not tried this myself yet.... good luck
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I had a PIII 450 Mhz HP that I wanted to upgrade the CPU to the maximum that my system would support. I contacted HP and they told me based on the build info from their label on the back that the maximum was 800 Mhz. I shopped around on the internet for one, and yes, they are available. Then a friend told me about how he upgraded his 500 Mhz Dell PIII to 1.2 Ghz with a CPU from Power Leap, http://www.powerleap.com/PL-iP3T.jsp I went there and ran their upgrade advisor and sure enough, their 1.2 Ghz Tulatin would work on my HP, so I bought one. I installed it and it works great. 3x faster than my original.
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power leap CPUs are sweet but rather pricey

i have a maxxed out P3: i bought it as a hp 700mhz celeron with 128mb RAM and a 10gb hard drive. now it has 1.0ghz P3 (only worked after BIOS update), 512mb RAM, 128mb ATI Radeon 9200, and 120gb WD 8mb cache 7200rpm hard drive and dvd burner. was going to upgrade again to a tualitan 1.4ghz with adapter but now i have to sell it because my [bleep] car needs a new clutch and i have no $$$.

anyways, your upgrade ideas sound like good ones. try eBay, it is cheapest for almost anything you can think of, most sellers are reputable, and you can find rare things there too (like tualitan P3s).
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http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem
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