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What Socket is my Motherboard?


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joesquire

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Hi i was just wondering what socket is my motherboard?
I have an Intel Celeron 598 MHz CPU.
Also what other CPUs can i upgrade this to?
Thanks
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If your computer is a pre-built such as a Dell or HP computer then just report the make and model # of your PC. If it is a custom build then download Everest Home here: Everest. Report your motherboard typer listed under "Summary".
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Hi im don't understand what i wa smeant to do, i think ive done it though, ive made a summary report though and under motherboard it has:
Motherboard:

CPU Type Intel Celeron, 600 MHz (9 x 67)
Motherboard Name TriGem Pinole
Motherboard Chipset Intel Whitney i810
System Memory 320 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (09/17/01)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

But i can't find where it says what socket it is
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I think the Celeron 600mhz is socket 370, which is very old.
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yeah that figures, this computer was made out of spares
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Try the utility called Belarc.... it will tell you all you need to know about your system...

http://www.belarc.co...e_download.html

Pasted from the web site description:

The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.
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Socket 370 is correct. It won't be worth the money to upgrade unless you upgraded the board too. This in turn will probably require upgraded RAM.
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what processors could i put into it? i might be able to find a cheap 1
also, if i put, say 1gb ram in, would it make a big difference?
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You could only put other Celeron CPUs on that board. They don't sell processors that fit that socket anymore. You would have to find one used and it would not be a significant difference to be worth the trouble.

Adding RAM depending on how much you have now and what OS you are running you could see a noticable performance increase. Everything is going to bottleneck at your CPU though.
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well i can get a 1.2ghz celeron, for about £10 theres 320mb in ram at the moment (256 and 64)
and xp is running on it
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I found some info one it so I'll have to edit my post here. It says it's a 100 or 133fsb and you can use processors up to about 1ghz, depending on type. However I do know that there was some variation in these boards so you might have to try it. There were millions of the smaller trigem boards made for small computers.

Edited by Tyger, 16 June 2007 - 08:44 PM.

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I think is more important at this stage to get more ram . The thing is that sdram is not cheep it gets pretty expensive these days and you need to make sure that it is compatible. Some memory is not compatible so for example if you buy 256 the MB will only recognize 128. so check before you purchase.
Good luck with finding a cpu.
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