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Old 09-13-2004, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool How do I know what my motherboard can handle?

I'm going to start upgrading my iconnect this week . First i'm doing the Case (Buying a new ATX one :-D), then cpu, then hdd, then ram. then gfx. I'm not buying a new one...

So, I was wondering if any of you would happen to know how I can find out how much ram, hard disk capacity, processor my computer can handle? By processor, I mean the fastest possible one. I currently have a celeron, and am thinking of buying a new celeron, but am not sure if it is going to work???

Please help.

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Old 09-13-2004, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Note your MOBO's make and model number then check your manufaturer's site. They will list the capabilities of your MOBO.

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Old 09-13-2004, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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U could also look at the user manual that you got with the motherboard (if you can still find it). Might be quicker and easier than looking on the net!
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, you will need to give the motherboard model and make if you want some help, but if you can find the manual that would be the easiest route. Depending on what kind of celeron you have you might be able to go fairly high though with a celeron you will probably not notice too much of a difference without a significant jump in speeds.
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