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Old 03-11-2005, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I just registered here but have been reading here for a while.

I got a HP Pavillion XG823 from a neighbor and have started upgrading it. It came with a Celeron 700Mhz processor in a socket 370 and I decided to upgrade it. A friend gave me a Pentium 3 933Mhz processor from his old machine. I installed the new processor in my machine and it recognized it as a Pentium 3 but at 700Mhz.

I checked the BIOS and it will not allow me to change anything dealing with the processor (multiplier etc.). What can I do to let it run at 933Mhz? Is there a program I need to buy or do I need to update the BIOS? The BIOS says that it was installed in 2000.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 03-11-2005, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if it is a pre-made computer it can not be overclocked. for example: dell, hp, ibm, etc..

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Old 03-11-2005, 09:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He isnt trying to overclock.

Try updating the BIOS. If that doesnt work, the maximum speed it supports is 700mhz
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks. I think i found an update for My bios on the HP website. I'll give that a try
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Old 03-11-2005, 08:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You might want to pull the CMOS battery and let it reset itself.

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Old 03-12-2005, 06:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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nice upgrade for an old machine hehe , the bios update should do the trick
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Make sure it is the right one though, there isnt any going back after if it doesnt work.

Do try clearing CMOS before updating it though.


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