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Old 04-19-2007, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all soulafien here.

Getting ready to replace my celeron 2.93 ghz with a p4 3.0

Here is my mobo

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 12/22/2005-P4M800CE-8237-6A7L6B09C-00
Motherboard Name Unknown

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 4266 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Width 64-bit

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type VIA V-Link
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (ODR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 533 MB/s

and cpu info

CPUID Properties:
CPUID Manufacturer GenuineIntel
CPUID CPU Name Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
CPUID Revision 00000F41h
IA Brand ID 00h (Unknown)
Platform ID 0Fh (Socket 478)
IA CPU Serial Number Unknown
Microcode Update Revision 17
HTT / CMP Units 0 / 1

so am i correct in that i need a socket 478 cpu? I was told that some of these motherboards can take 478 or 779 cpus(i know sounds silly to me)just thought id ask before buying.

also will there be a noticeable difference in performance? I use this mostly for gaming.

thanks soulafien. ps is there a utility that i can download to see exactly what mobo i have cause theres no id on it that i can see.

Manufacturer: P4M80P
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz, ~2.9GHz
Memory: 1534MB RAM
Hard Drive: 120 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
Monitor: Gateway EV910
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy
Keyboard: USB Root Hub
Mouse: USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface:
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional

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Old 04-19-2007, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry forgot to post the cpu im going to buy

Brand Intel
Processors Type Desktop
Series Pentium 4
Model NE80546PG0801M
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type Socket 478
Tech Spec
Core Prescott
Multi-Core Single-Core
Name Pentium 4 3.0E
Operating Frequency 3.0GHz
FSB 800MHz
L1 Cache 12KB+16KB
L2 Cache 1MB
Manufacturing Tech 90 nm
Vista Ready Yes
64 bit Support No
Hyper-Threading Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support No
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Voltage 1.25-1.4V
Cooling Device Cooling device not included - Processor Only

from newegg of course

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Old 04-19-2007, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You've got a 478, so the CPU you've picked out will work just fine.

As for you're actual motherboard model, I am guessing you have a pre-built computer (i.e. Dell, HP, Acer). You can go to the manufacturer's website and look up your specifications on your particular model in order to find out. Odds are it is a version of a standard production model of motherboard that has a crippled BIOS installed (to prevent overclocking), and possibly has had the graphics slot removed.

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Old 04-20-2007, 12:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Actually my father in law built this comp fore me out of his spare parts(lol)

the mobo cpu vga combo he got for a whopping 99 dollars i think.

i added a gig of ram to take it up to a gig and a half 3200

i disabled the onboard video(wich was 64 mb)and replaced it with a evga geforce 7600gs 8x agp

im thinking that if i upgrade the cpu it should improve the framerate a bit

he cant remember where he got the mobo but it looks just like the biostar version or maybe even pc chips?
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use everest home to find out the motherboard specs................... perhaps you should start saving for a new pc some of your parts are a little old
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