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Old 10-30-2009, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Via p4pb 400

I have a desktop with a via p4pb 400 mainboard and a 2.4 gz celeron. I would like to put a P4 into it to help me do some multimedia work. I have looked on a couple of pages and found really vague statements like "will support up to 2.2 ghz and higher P4 cpu". Is there any way to quantify what "and higher" means?


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Higher usually means like 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 3.0 gHz... if your going to be doing multimedia work I would go for a new Motherboard and at least dual core CPU... you can usuall find an older model on newegg for around $100... I paid $110 for my mobo 3 years ago and have an AMD X2 2.8gHz processor... so if you can spend the money that would be the best option I think... but if you are just wanting the new processor... then getting a faster P4 would do the trick.... as close to 3.0gHz if possible... I havn't found if there is a limit on your MOBO but based on what you found... you should be ok with a faster P4.
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