I posted this question on one other forum, this is the result:
I recently acquired an older computer with a Pentium III, 650MHz, processor in it. Iwould like to put an Intel Celeron 1.3GHz i it's place. The CPU socket is the same (socket 370). I was wondering if this was possible or am I just dreaming?
The "older computer" is an HP Pavillion 6330, i think.
Reply from "powerarmor":
You need to check whether the board can run Tualatin CPU's, as they run on a different voltage, sometimes a bios flash will work, but even if the board dosent support Tualatin CPU's, you can use a powerleap adaptor if you can find one.
what is a power leap adapter?
Reply from "powerarmor": http://www.powerleap.com/PL-370T.html
From Herc: Thanks for your help. I have decided to stick with the PIII. If i'm going to take the time to work on a computer, its going to be an upgrade not a rescue job. Thanks again.