CPU Upgrade

Ecs (elitegroup computers) P4vmm2 pentiu...
August 5, 2010 at 08:52:11
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 512
I have ECS P4VMM2 mobo VIA VT8233/FSB400 V1.3 and i want to replace my CPU to 2.4 Ghz or higher. Can I do something to upgrade the mobo to receive the CPUs with FSB 533 or 800 Mhz?

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#1
August 5, 2010 at 10:13:12
There are 8 revisions of that board see the following link for CPU supported:

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/EC...


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#2
August 5, 2010 at 11:23:14
It's revision V1.3. I have visited the link but I'm still not sure THE STATUS means and because no date on documentation, they say...: means validated by ECS at time of writing. Changes to component or CPU may produce a different outcome. The result shown is for reference only and is subject to change w/o notification. it's seem is old

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#3
August 5, 2010 at 11:48:48
U didn't list the current cpu.

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#4
August 5, 2010 at 13:42:08
That board is very old/outdated & never was very good to begin with. It's extremely low end & based on a crappy VIA chipset. Spend as little money as possible on that system.

I don't know which CPU you have but if you're only running 512MB memory, you probably need a RAM upgrade rather than a CPU upgrade. And if you're still using the crappy onboard graphics, you need a *real* video card.


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#5
August 5, 2010 at 19:30:29
JAM, Thanks for the answer. In fact it’s a matter of money I have the mobo sitting in a shelf so I decided to invest $40, $20 for the CPU and $20 for a 2GB flash drive, using Win 7 I can run it like RAM. The rest I have it, VGA, Power supply, casing and other pieces from old PCs.
However The CPU is my pain because is hard to get one FSB400, BTW I almost get (I mean negotiating) an Intel Pentium 4 - 2.5 Ghz - 512k cache – 400 Mhz - FSB-iid-102553172

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#6
August 6, 2010 at 05:57:58
Running a flashdrive for memory isn't the same as having a decent amount of system RAM. Does that board even support USB 2.0? I recommend against Win 7 on that system. Stick with XP & use *real* RAM.

You'll find plenty of cheap S478 CPUs here:

http://www.starmicroinc.com/cgi/com...

http://www.motherboard.cz/mb/ecs/P4...


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#7
August 12, 2010 at 15:43:44
Hey Jam, apologize I took too long to replay… You probably are in the right spot W7 isn’t the most popular O/S, I will try to get true RAM, Thanks again
Mario

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