Helping a friend upgrade a decrepit Celeron processor computer. The computer (a major name brand) is a good jumping off point, as the hard drive is ample and everything else lines up. All it needs is more memory and a better processor.
I'm thinking of dropping in a PIII chip, and I know the motherboard will support it in every single way...except with the core voltage. I know I can grab a chip with similar core voltage, but I'm trying to upgrade not the only the processor type, but the speed as well - and that's where the rub comes in. All the processors I'm looking for have a vCore of 1.7, instead of 1.65 - which is what I know the current processor is.
So, the question is - which of the four will happen if I use something with a 1.7V or 1.75V core?
1) Nothing. (As in, the computer won't turn over.)
2) Serious processor lag, and low computing power - not enough to make it worth
your while to even put it in.
3) Small to moderate processor lag, but still a great improvement.
4) Nothing. (As in, it'll work fine.)
Options 3 & 4 are okay. Options 1 & 2 ... not so much.
Any help? I'll help back with any networking questions you need!