First let me say I am a newbie so all discussion has to be pretty simple and clear.
I tried upgrading my PIII 600 to a PIII 1ghz twice. Both times got the "new"? (pulled) cpu from Ebay. Both times the machine would stall in the beginning of the boot process and go no further. Not sure if it was the "new" chips or the system or I was doing something wrong (or not doing something).
System is a Compaq Presario 7598 running w98 se.
I was advised by compaq that I could upgrade to a max of 1.2 or 1.3 PIII or Celeron.
I was about to order another chip from a more reliable source but thought I should ask someone much smarter than me first.
Please help me out with your suggestions and comments.