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advise for upgrading Pentium 4 processor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xhino87, Oct 18, 2010.

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  1. xhino87

    xhino87 Thread Starter

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    I want to upgrade my current Pentium 4 processor.

    • 3.0 GHz
    • Prescott (90 nm)
    • 1 GB L2 cashe
    • MMX, SSE(1,2,3), Hyper-Threading

    I wanted to put in a dual core Intel T8300 which i saw online that had the same socket as my P4, but am not sure it will be compatible. Or even a 3.4 GHz P4.

    So i guess my question is what is the best/ most powerful processor i can replace into my m/b ???


    MY COMPUTER INFO:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...c=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=408385#N500

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=408385

    Motherboard

    MB manufacturer: ASUS P4SD-LA PES revision 0.01
    HP name: Oxford-UL6E

    CPU

    • Socket 478 mPGA
    • Intel Pentium 4 up to 3.20 GHz
    • Supports Intel Pentium 4 HT processors
    • Supports Northwood and Prescott cores
    • Maximum approved processor: 3.40 GHz Pentium 4 HT processor

    Chipset

    • Intel 848P (Breeds Hill)
    • MCH with Intel ICH5
    • Supports DDR 266/333/400 SDRAM
    • Supports Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE devices
    • Supports Ultra DMA 150 Serial ATA device

    BIOS

    • American Megatrends Inc.
    • v 3.24
    • 04/14/2004
     
  2. prunejuice

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    You're not going to be able to run that new processor on that board.

    Upgrade the RAM to 2GB and call it a day. Save up for a real upgrade, this one will be like throwing your money out the window.
     
  3. xhino87

    xhino87 Thread Starter

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    i upgraded the RAM to 2 GB last week and a new seagate 250gb harddrive (all under $150).....so you dont think any processor upgrade would be any good or worth the money even if i find a cheap one??
     
  4. prunejuice

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    You cant go dual core. Don't waste you time or money. The benefit of going from 3 to 3.4 GHZ will be barely noticed.
     
  5. xhino87

    xhino87 Thread Starter

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    ok i understand, i guess i'll leave it be...thanks, appreciate the help
     
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