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KMPrenger

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got a little question here..but ill fill you in on the facts before i ask away...

Ive got a fairly old pentium board that (according to the Intel website) will handle up to a 2.6GHz processor....it has a system bus frequency of 400Mhz. I have a 1.6Ghz currently and looking to upgrade but it is difficult finding a 2.4-2.6GHz processor with a 400FSB.

So my question is..can i run a processor with say 533FSB or even 800FSB for now until i upgrade my board....or do i have to get a processor with a 400FSB to match my board's bus frequency?

Thanx
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. You could try going over to Power Leap and running their configurator. They may have a cpu upgrade for you. http://www.powerleap.com/PL-iP3T.jsp

I have an old PIII slot 1 HP 450 Mhz that I wanted to upgrade. HP told me I could upgrade to 800 Mhz maximum. I shopped around for such a cpu and while they are out there, prices vary from almost reasonable to high. I found out about PowerLeap from a friend of mine who did such and upgrae for his old 500 mhz Dell. I ran the configurator and found they had a 1.2 Ghz slot 1 for my system. I got it. My old HP really hums along now!! I am not pleased with their shipping though (UPS, price is high...it could go by USPS at a much more reasonable rate). I suppose it depends on where you live for how bad you get screwed on this. If you push the issue, they might use USPS.
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go.  You could try going over to Power Leap and running their configurator.  They may have a cpu upgrade for you.  http://www.powerleap.com/PL-iP3T.jsp

I have an old PIII slot 1 HP 450 Mhz that I wanted to upgrade.  HP told me I could upgrade to 800 Mhz maximum.  I shopped around for such a cpu and while they are out there, prices vary from almost reasonable to high.  I found out about PowerLeap from a friend of mine who did such and upgrae for his old 500 mhz Dell.  I ran the configurator and found they had a 1.2 Ghz slot 1 for my system.  I got it.  My old HP really hums along now!!  I am not pleased with their shipping though (UPS, price is high...it could go by USPS at a much more reasonable rate).  I suppose it depends on where you live for how bad you get screwed on this.  If you push the issue, they might use USPS.

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Thanks man! The Powerleap configurator is just what I was looking for (sorry to butt in on this thread) but it really is a brilliant tool. It saves so much hassle looking through system specs etc. It even gives you appropriate upgrades for any part of your PC. Fantastic stuff! :tazz:
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