Uppgrade Celeron processor

By firefox5000 ·

I have a old pc but I want to add a new processor to it. Its a Compaq 5bw110.
i found out that it uses a celeron processor 566 Mhz of coppermine type i believe it is.

Web link below for specification.

It uses a bus speed at 66 MHz and socket 370. According to the web link the range of compaq 5BW system bus speed is between 66-133 MHz. The motherboard does allow higher bus speed?
Is it possible to change this bus speed to 100 MHz so that I can use a celeron processor at 1000 Mhz of coppermine type. Can it be done by entering the Bios?

Thanks in advance

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You better check the manufacturer's web & manual

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Uppgrade Celeron processo ...

as the chip set on the motherboard will greatly limit what CPUs can be installed as they MUST be compatible with the controller chip set.

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by redog32 In reply to Uppgrade Celeron processo ...

If I remember right a BUS speed is burned into the motherboard give me your MB specs and I can tell you for sure.

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Check this link

by Jacky Howe In reply to Uppgrade Celeron processo ...


You will have to copy and paste the link into the address field for it to work.

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You'll need to research the M'Board here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Uppgrade Celeron processo ...

Some of these old P3 M'Boards where specifically designed not to use a Socket 370 Pentium only a Celeron.

If you have one of those M'Boards you are pretty much limited as to what CPU you can use with it as you have to use the same Buss Speed CPU with a faster internal Clock Speed that should work but even then there are no guarantees.

But HP provides these Instructions


As for changing the Buss Speed this should happen automatically when you change the CPU or the M'Board may require you to change some Jumpers to change the FSB. To find out what is required you'll need to read the Users Manual that came with the Computer.


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Thanks for the help

by firefox5000 In reply to Uppgrade Celeron processo ...

I appreciate all of ur help.

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Your Welcome {NT}

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks for the help
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Your Welcome EOM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Thanks for the help

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