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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by farside_trucker, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. farside_trucker

    farside_trucker Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2002
    i need to know if i can install a new processor, but i don't know how to find out about compatibility issues.

    i currently have a pentium II with mmx, and i desperately need an upgrade.

  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    You need to either check the manufacturer's site of the computer or motherboard to find out what cpu's are acceptable. Some offer bios upgrades that will add cpu support.
  3. deuce


    May 26, 2001
    How fast is your PII? Intel only made those up to about 550 Mhz, and I'm sure that your motherboard supports that, but I don't really know. Do you know the make/model of your mobo? The speed which you can upgrade to depends on what your mobo supports. If you want more than the 550 that PII stoped at, you might be able to use a Solt-tp-Socket Adapter (SSA) and put in a Celeron II. Anyone know if you can do that? The Celeron I (Slot1) was pretty much the same configuration as the PII, if I remember correctly. I know a SSA works to put a Celeron II in the Celeron Slot1, so who knows, it might work in your PII... but like I said, it all depends on your mobo.
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