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CPU testing-mobo testing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by roupcat, Jan 20, 2008.

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  1. roupcat

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    I have either a bad mobo or bad cpu. Can I put a Celron 1.3ghz in a mobo that has a 600mhz (both are 370 sockets) to test it? Could I also test a mobo by installing a slower cpu? What would happen?
     
  2. brite750

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    CPUZ GO BY SOCKET TYPE AND FSB, WE WOULD HAVE TO KNOW MAKE/MODEL OF MB
     
  3. brite750

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    If Cpu Is Correct For Given Mb It Makes No Difference If Cpu Is Slower Or Not, What Would Happen Is Computer Would Run At Slower Cpu Clock Rate
     
  4. roupcat

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    Compaq support will not give me any info on mobo. Both are 370 sockets.
     
  5. win2kpro

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    Since the board had a 600Mhz. Celeron you would have to know if it supported a 1.3Ghz. Celeron. I seriously doubt that a board that supported a 600Mhz. would support a processor twice as fast (1.3Ghz). The board MAY very well support a slower Celeron.

    Processor failures are rare. You have about a 95% chance that the board is defective rather than the processor.
     
  6. roupcat

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    Thank you, so I could put a good slower cpu in a board to test the board, but not a faster cpu in a board that doesn't support it.
     
  7. win2kpro

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    Without knowing the exact make and model of your board, I could not tell you positively what processors are supported, but the older boards were pretty good about supporting slower processors than what was installed.
     
  8. roupcat

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    Now don't laugh but is it possible to set the bios to underclock so a faster cpu can be tested in a slower mobo?
     
  9. brite750

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    no not really, if the MB recognizes the cpu then it will, if it wont the pc wont boot, you wont be able to go into bios and do anything
     
  10. Rich-M

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    Actually there is a simpler answer here. The Celeron is an FCPGA2 and the 600 Mhz PIII is an FCPGA so that will never work anyway. Tell us what is responding or nothing at all when you throw the power switch and we can give you the closest odds.
     
  11. brite750

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    glad you knew that;)
     
  12. Rich-M

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    Hey makes up for the ones I haven't a clue on, ya know?
     
  13. loserOlimbs

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    Thats what I would use as my measuring stick. Also note that that system is very outdated, you can either replace both for dirt cheap, or an astronomical price depending on what supply is out there.
     
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