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By mikeglynn ·
I have a Compaq Persario 5008us with celleron 800 socket 370 fcpga processor 100 mhz front side bus. I have found celleron 1.4 socket 370 processors but these are fcpga2 and run on 133 mhz front side bus. would it be possible to run this processor in my computer? I cant find any information on what my motherboard will support.

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Upgrading CPU

Go to compaq.com and look for technical documentation on your motherboard. the celeron 1.4 might have different voltage settings and you need to reconfigure the jumper settings on your motherboard to adjust the voltage, bus speed setting of your processor.

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by mikeglynn In reply to Upgrading CPU

I could not find any motherboard information on Compaq's site. They have pleanty of HP motherboard info but no compaq info! You would think that they would.

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by TheChas In reply to Upgrading CPU

Wow, talk about pulling teeth.

The HP/Compaq web site is of little help determining what CPUs are supported.

Try this link

http://communities.compaq.com/servlet/ProcessRequest?RHIVEID=121&RPAGEID=135&HOID=50790000000800000070F30100&UCATEGORY_0=_45_%24_6_&UCATEGORY_S=0&USEARCHCONTEXT_QUESTION_0=what+CPUs+are+supported+on+the+Presario+5008US&USEARCHCONTEXT_QUESTION_S=0

There will be at least 6 spaces that will need to be removed from the pasted link.

Anyhow, the latest BIOS for the5008US provides support for Intel "Coppermine" CPUs.

The article links to a utility that can help you determine what CPUs are supported by the particular motherboard in your Presario.

I recommend that you verify supported CPUs. It does not take much of an overvoltage to kill a CPU.

Also, many newer CPUs do not take well to being underclocked.

Keep in mind, that doubling CPU speed will at best increase system performance by only 25%

For the dollar spent, adding RAM will boost performance more.
For Windows 9X/Me, upgrade to 384MB of RAM.
For Windows 2000/XP install as much RAM as you can afford / the system will use.

Finally, make sure to get a new heatsink / fan assembly to assure maximum life for your new CPU.

Chas

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by mikeglynn In reply to Upgrading CPU

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by karim In reply to Upgrading CPU

first you have to update the bios
you can do that by choosing the latest ROMPaq
version for your pc model then download it
from
http://www29.compaq.com/falco/sp_detail.asp?Model=2808&Div=4&Os=93&SoftwareVer=12954

if you need any help email meim a compaq Eng

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by mikeglynn In reply to Upgrading CPU

I have already updated it but thanks anyway.

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by mikeglynn In reply to Upgrading CPU

I found a program call Powerleap CPU Control Panel through the link in answer #2. It detects your system's specs and tells you the best processor for your system. It was very helpfull. Here's the processor they recommended.

PL-370/T 1400C

Designed for 100MHz FSB Celeron and Pentium III Socket 370 systems, the PL-370/T 1400C upgrade includes a genuine Intel Celeron-II 1.4 GHz "Tualatin" CPU with 256K L2 cache.

For single-processor mode only.

Includes manual and high quality ball-bearing fan/heatsink assembly with Artic Alumina? heatsink compound.

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