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changing my processor chip?????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by C.R.Vin, May 17, 2003.

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  1. C.R.Vin

    C.R.Vin Thread Starter

    May 17, 2003
    Help please.. I would like to change my old Pentium 1 to a pentium 2 chip is this just a straight swap over job or do I have to mess around with the bios?????
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You also have to replace the motherboard! :) The P1 and P2 are totally different chips, and they are not pin compatible. The P2 was usually a slot mounted affair, at least the ones I've used are.
  3. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    P1's were all Socket 7 processors and PII's were generally Slot 1

    Different motherboards entirely...just upgrade the board to an Athlon CPU and board....as cheap as they are you might as well.
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