Replacing Celeron cpu with a P4

January 19, 2011 at 13:05:43
Specs: Windows XP, ram= 1GB
ASUS P4GV-LA mobo w/Intel 845GV chipset and PCeleron 340 2.93GHz 256/533MHz

Can I replace the cpu with: P4 2.80GHz 1g/400MHz ?


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January 19, 2011 at 15:12:17
If you want a slower system, sure, go right ahead.

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January 19, 2011 at 15:35:43
Thanks, mickliq! I received the replacement processor for free . . .but my problem is that after the swap, my system won't boot: fans, optical drives, power up, but nothing else - - -no BIOS beep - - -nothing!
Any suggestions? I have already checked all connections are secure.

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January 19, 2011 at 15:51:44
The Celeron runs at 533MHz FSB, the P4 at only 400MHz FSB. The Celeron is based on the Prescott core, the P4 is based on the Northwood. I may be wrong, but I believe the P4 will be slower than the Celeron D.

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January 19, 2011 at 16:21:44
Thanks for the reply! The Celeron is a Northbridge, and the P4 is a 533MHz FSB (sorry about the original misinfo). So, if the FSB's are a match, and as per ASUS, P4s are OK, then what other problem might I be facing?

Any guesses?

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January 19, 2011 at 17:39:18
"The Celeron is a Northbridge"

Northbridge is a chip on the motherboard, I think you meant Northwood. If what you have is a Celeron D 340, it's a Prescott:

But now that you've corrected the P4 FSB, I believe it's a Prescott too. Are you sure it's a working CPU?

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