can my motherboard can support 3ghz processor

December 10, 2010 at 11:04:33
Specs: Windows 7, 768 memory
motherboard is American Megatrends ECS P4VMM2 Bios Version 7.0 System version 1.0 Bios date: 04-02-01 present processor is Intel P4 2.0ghz socket 478

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December 10, 2010 at 11:27:30
Your motherboard is ECS P4VMM2. There were at least 8 different PCB versions of that board. Some only support 400MHz FSB CPUs, others support both 400MHz & 533MHz FSB CPU. I believe the version is printed on the board - look near the PS/2 ports. You need to know which version you have so that you can look at the CPU support list.

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December 10, 2010 at 13:40:31
Additional advice: Don't spend too much on upgrading a machine that old. While it will be faster, you will not see the improvement that a newer system will and you will probably only be able to run up to Windows XP on it (and support for that will be phased out over time). If you can do it cheap enough, you may be happy with it for an additional 6 months or possibly longer if you do not plan on gaming or using a program that needs to handle large files (video and some photo editing or Cad and 3d rendering). Plan that you will eventually need to replace it.

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