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FSB speed jumpers for VECTRA VEI*

Hewlett-packard Vectra vei8
August 22, 2010 at 05:09:33
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium3 550mhz/128mb
I have a HP vectra Vei8 computer that i have a 1.0GHZ processor to replace the P3 550, the fsb on the old processor is 100 mhz compared to 133 of the new precossor and i do not know the jumper postions of the motherboard. Thanks

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August 22, 2010 at 08:19:09
"the old processor is 100 mhz compared to 133 of the new precossor and i do not know the jumper postions"

Are you sure a 133MHz FSB CPU is even supported? I highly doubt that it is, but you *may* be able to get it to run at 750MHz (7.5 x 100MHz)

Do you have PC100 or PC133 RAM? With a 133MHz FSB CPU you *should* be running PC133 or you'll take a performance hit.

"Pentium3 550mhz/128mb"

Are you only running 128MB RAM? That's pathetic. You need a RAM upgrade more than a CPU upgrade. XP needs at least 512MB to run reasonably well, more would be even better. You should be running Win98 on a system with those specs.

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August 22, 2010 at 10:20:00
Pensionable HP PC - not much use these days....

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August 22, 2010 at 20:38:53
I've got an old Vectra VE P-III that's probably about the same as your VEI. Can't remember where I got it, but it had XP running OK on it so I just updated the hardware as much as I could.

I just ran Everest to see what I put in it. It's got a 1.1 gig coppermine CPU in it at 11 x 100 and I think that's the fastest cpu I could get to work in it. I remember that particular cpu had a 100 mhz FSB. I'm pretty sure I tried some 133 FSB cpus and the only reason I wouldn't have used one is the mobo couldn't do 133. And as I recall, the 810 chipset is locked at 100 mhz. Everest also reported it's an Asus Hawk motherboard.

Some of the old P-III motherboards couldn't handle the new architecture and/or core voltages of the faster P-IIIs. Often a bios upgrade would add that support. So check the PC manual and HP's support page for that model.

And you should probably try to find a cpu with a 100 mhz FSB. They're cheap enough on ebay.

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August 23, 2010 at 05:21:00
Computer has 512 Megs of ram now must of forgotten to upgrade post. The processor was free so ill keep trying. The problem it has is when i boot up the processor speed reads at 750mhz (7.5 *100) which is fine becasue the processor was free. the computer it self boots fine will get into windows but after 5 to 10 minutes the comp will lock up. That is the main problem so i though there was an agrement error.

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