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How to know if processor can be upgraded

By dreamer1959 ·
I currently have a PII 350mhz system with an AGP slot, 3-PCI, etc. I recently moved, and cant seem to find my motherboard info. I need to be reminded how to find out what type of motherboard I have so I can find out if my system can handle a fasterprocessor, such as PIII or P4. And, can this info be found out without opening the case.

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by TheChas In reply to How to know if processor ...

Write down the bios string that appears near the bottom of the screen during the POST process.
Then go to www.motherboards.org
They can help you find who made your MB.
From there, you will have to parse through the MB mfg products to verify which MB you have.

Is your MB a slot 1? or a socket 370?
Either way, you have a slight chance for a P3. (Better odds if you have socket 370.)
For a P4, you need a new MB. And probably a new power supply too.

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by csmith In reply to How to know if processor ...

If you do not have the money right now for a new motherboard, consider more memory, and cleaning up Windows. (Not loading so many programs on startup.)
Regards, Chris

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