Replace Processor on Motherboard

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gw282828

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I am try to test a Intel Celron 733 (66Mertz) on a Compaq DeskPro EN Small Form Factor with 370 socket (FSB is 100Mertz for Pentium III 500). Bacause Celron is running under 66 Mertz. Will it fry the Processor? Will the motherboard is smart enough to downspeed it to run 66Mertz? I read the Compaq manual that the motherboard it will support both 66/100Mertz. That is another SW to set the Processor Multiper. What multiplier should I use ?

Thanks for the help inadvance.
 

pugmug

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Not being smart but that cpu you speak of is on peoples key rings or in the trash. I would install it and if it boots go straight to bios and check or change the speed if needed. You are not losing anything if the cpu screws up so give it a try.
 

gw282828

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Before I try the Celron, I want to know if it will fry the motherboard. I am not concern if the Celron got fry. I just didn't want the orginal computer got damage because I stil have some use of it.

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A Pentium 500Mhz may actually be as fast or faster then a Celeron 733Mhz. The PIII has a faster front side bus and more L2 cache, those can make up the for the slower clock speed.
 

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Short answer,if that Celron will fit the socket on the mobo give it a try. It will not hurt the mobo,just will or will not work.
 
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