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05-26-2009 08:57 PM
I've been looking around at Processors for my computer, but I'm not exactly sure how high I can go. I found a Pentium 4 processor. Here are the specs:
sSpec Number: SL6WK. CPU Speed: 3 GHz. Bus Speed: 800 MHz.
Bus/Core Ratio: 15. L2 Cache Size: 512 KB. L2 Cache Speed: 3 GHz
Package Type: 478 pin. Manufacturing Technology: 0.13 micron. Core Stepping: D1.
CPUID String: 0F29h. Thermal Design Power: 81.9W.
Thermal Specification: 70°C.
Can somebody tell me if this would completely melt my motherboard, or would I just need to upgrade my fans as well?
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05-28-2009 11:06 AM
Here are your motherboard specifications:
That processor is not supported by this board.
According to the specifications, your board not support the 800Mhz FSB or the 3Ghz clock speed.
You need a Pentium 4 Northwood or Williamette (Not Prescott)
The front side bus (FSB) must be 400 or 533 Mhz
The clock speed cannot exceed 2.8 Ghz.
Out of curiosity, do you know which processor you have currently? You may be close to the maximum support processor, meaning no further upgrades are worth the money or even possible. There could, however, be some other things you can do to give it a little bit of a boost...
05-28-2009 11:20 PM