Processor/Motherboard Compatibility

April 1, 2009 at 15:48:17
Specs: Windows XP
My current CPU has bitten the dust and I just wanted to make sure the motherboard I have and the CPU I plan on buying are compatible.



The specs all match up with the exception of the processor being 800mhz and the Mobo being 533mhz.

any confirmation would be appreciated

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April 1, 2009 at 17:28:42
This is an intel 845 chipset equipped motherboard. In short the answer is NO.

You need to locate a "Northwood" P4 CPU. "Prescott" will 99% of the time not function on an 845 chipset, mostly 848p chipsets and up.

Northwood is clock-for-clock faster than the Prescott anyway. This is probably the fastest option for that board:

Even than, it still may not function.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI

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April 1, 2009 at 21:49:26
According to the compatibility list, you need one of these...

A 3.06Ghz/533FSB chip was also made. These are Northwood-B processors.


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