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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rangen02, Aug 4, 2003.

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  1. Rangen02

    Rangen02 Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2003
    i am interested in upgrading my processor from a p4 1.3 ghz to a p4 2.6 ghz. is this a possible upgrade w/ out buying a new motherboard and a bunch of new additional hardware or will i be able to basically replace the old one..thankx
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    Most boards will not support processors twice the speed of what they were originally equipped with. You will have to check your board manufacturer's specifications for that information to be sure.
  3. gws226


    Feb 9, 2003
    Your P4 is the older 423 pin style processor. Todays processors (including your 2.6 dreamer) are 478 pin and won't even fit on the board... sorry.

    I believe they made the 423 pin processors upto 1.9 (maybe 2.0.) Not sure if that is a worthwhile investment (eventhough I can happily say my 2.0 runs everything without issue)

    If your still considering the upgrade... Get your motherboards make and model, hit up the manufacture website and confirm the maximum speed it supports.

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