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Hi everybody
Here are my current specs..

Celeron A 500 Mhz
version socket 370(PPGA)
190 MB Ram
and other stuff,

N E ways
How much do you think it would cost to upgrade to a 1.2 Ghz celeron processor?

thnx all!!
 

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They make celeron 1.2gz for the 370 socket.. If your wanting to use the same mobo you'll need to check it maximum FSB setting on your board.. But Im pretty sure you will probably need a new mobo to go with the new chip.
 

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thanx, umm whats the FSB mean...?
 

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i just wanted to know how hi a processor i could get without buying a new mobo
 

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Front Side Bus, check to see on your boards instructions what the highest mhz and multipiler ratio is.

(example 100mhz FSB and a 5x multiplier max means 100x5=500mhz max)

At least thats how it was in the older boards, some now have the ability to setup themselfs ... so I guess you just look in the instructions for the max mhz chip your mobo can handle..
 

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ok, so then how would i find out the FSB without the manual...would it be somewhere on my motherboard, I'll open her up if I have to,or in my system config files somewhere

Thnx you've been alot of help so far
 

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Depending on the board there should be jumpers next to the CPU, next to the jumps will be printed a series of grids one will have diff. mhz numers (33mhz,50,66,75,100, ect.) and the other will have diff. x numbers (example x2, x3, x4, ect.)
 

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ok go one, this is making sense, so how would i interperet these numbers?
 

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Just look for the highest Mhz rating on the board and the highest x number on the board and multiply them. That will give you the highest rated chip speed the board can support.
 

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Ok, Im gona do that , im gona open her up and check, you said near the cpu right??
 

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ok, I'll check it then get back to you, if not today soon,

thnx so much for your help
 

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I did it, i went under and retreived some info, i hope it helps
I found the name of my motherboard, HURRREAH


its called PS2KBMS its from MEW-VM or related to it or something

anyway

i found this...it was a chart near the CPU
it's layout was like this....

FSB0 FSB1
66MHz 2-3 2-3
100MHz 1-2 2-3
133MHz 1-2 1-2
X 2-3 1-2

So, what do you think?
 

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hmm..

I think this is Speedo's department, and Iv bitten off more than I can chew on this one ... I really am not a hardware specs. guy ... I know a little but not enough ...

My advice is to wait for the speed man or someone who knows a little more about mobo's than I do.
 

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First of my bad,
the chart looked like this...
I attached it

that should be more clear to read,

Speedo, where are you....I need Help!!:no:
 

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Not sure what your looking to get out of this but I can get you an upgrade kit for around 199 that includes mobo,cpu,case and a few extras. If your intrested pm me and I'll get you the specs.
 
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Well lets see if we can find out who made it and go from there.

If this machine is running try this.

On the first screen you will see upon bootup there will be a string of numbers on the bottom left of the page.

Something like

2A59L-XXXX-XXX
Or
51-1506-XXXX-XXXX
Or
12/09/1999 i440LX

Write down these numbers exactly as you see them and post them here...........................:D
 

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You see, thats the problem, When I boot up, it checks my ram, then displays info about my harddrives, and that it.

It doesnt show anything about my motherboard, thats why I opened her up.

I know my motherboard said MEW-VM on it....I'm posititve its an ASUS
 

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thnx Drupster,
I sent you a pm..
 

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so, um....what next?:confused:
 
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