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Old 08-23-2004, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm so happy! Here's a severe run-on sentence that summarizes why: I dl'd this prog called cpu-z from someones signature here to see what info it would tell me about my hardware and it actually gave me my mobo model number which I then searched for on the forum to see if there was anything about OC'ing and in one of the posts and I ended up finding out that it is socket 370 so I decided to look for socket 370 cpus and I found this beauty for $45 https://secure.computerasset.com/adv...r=pricegrabber . It would be a 64% increase in clock speed. All in all...*droool*. Best part is, I'm going to be quite low on "cache" for the next few months (high school soccer=miniscule time to work) and my mom said she'd pay! I knew it was a long shot, but she's been making more money lately, and it worked!

Quick question though, is it compatible? I'm 99% sure it is, but thats just me.

The mobo: Intel D815EEA
Current CPU: PIII Coppermine socket 370
Prospective CPU: OEM Intel Pentium III 1.13 GHz Processor w/256k cache. 133MHz Bus speed, FCPGA linked here: https://secure.computerasset.com/adv...r=pricegrabber
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hows about you go to google.com and search for a program called wcpuid, that will tell you everything about your motherboard, and that will tell you your motherboard make and model more or less and you can search and find out.
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Well that sounds fun, but I already know that, as I posted above...I'm just not sure If I know how to make sure a CPU is compatible with a mobo. I know they are the same socket, but is that enough?
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Go to this link, and click on the product specification pdf.

http://support.intel.com/support/mot.../CS-013053.htm

According to that file, the fastest PIII processor that your board supports is a 933 MHz with a 133 MHz bus.

Sometimes, though, the "product specifications" don't get updated. So it is possible that your 1.13 GHz processor is supported.
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Thanks, that's a great link! The file is old though, June 2000 I think it says. I guess/hope the worst that can happen is fry the mobo. Looks like I can get a new one on ebay for about $30 if need be.
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It wouldn't fry the mobo. CPU just wouldn't be recognized.
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