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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by melristau, Jul 26, 2018.

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  1. melristau

    melristau Thread Starter

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    Have a old but vital HP Pavilion 8750 running Windows ME.
    (CPU Intel Celeron 633 MHz, Chipset Type Intel 810, Processor Socket 370)

    What is the fastest CPU I can pop into this machine and still run installed ME system?

    Does it have to be Celeron? Do I have any upgrade options??

    Thanks!
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor

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    Forget it is the best advice
    Any upgrade is not worthwhile even if you could find a CPU
    The processor as indeed you have posted is
    https://ark.intel.com/products/27192/Intel-Celeron-Processor-633-MHz-128K-Cache-66-MHz-FSB
    for a PPGA370 socket
    It is without wishing in any way to suggest you cannot make use of the computer - of vintage and the whole system will make it impossible to carry out any meaningful upgrade

    As I said even if you could find a CPU that would fit PPGA370 the improvement would be unoticeable
     
  3. melristau

    melristau Thread Starter

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    Well then, can I run WindowsME on a
    HP Pavilion a867c Desktop, 2GB RAM, P4 3.40GHz

    I only have drivers for ME.
    Only function of machine is to run a very expensive piece of old equipment.
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    From what I can determine, the HP Pavilion a867c Desktop PC originally came with Windows XP Home Edition SP2.
    The Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker on yours will confirm which Windows version it originally came with.
    Because of its age(more than 10 years old), HP no longer has a support and driver downloads site for it.

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  5. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor

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    The answer to the question
    is what is wrong with the computer you have to run this expensive piece of equipment and indeed what is the equipment
     
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