HIghest Procie Upgrade for my mobo

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June 24, 2010 at 22:48:26
Specs: Windows XP, P4 / 256MB
my mobo is:

P4VMMM2 v7.3

What is the maximum Procie upgrade i can put on this mobo? Im quite confused on the long list of procies that works on this mobo, i just want to get the highest possible proc upgrade.

Noob here pls enlighten me thanx ^_^


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#1
June 24, 2010 at 22:56:18
Looks like a P4 2.8 Prescott but I'd go for the P4 2.8 Northwood core...lot less stress for the motherboard.

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#2
June 24, 2010 at 23:12:23
@skipcox
i think P4 ar a bit cheaper now... I think. ^_^'
so ill get the highest upgrade then and thats P4 2.8 Northwood as you have mentioned yes??

Also what is this Hyper Threading?? can my mobo ran aa lot faster with this???


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#3
June 24, 2010 at 23:18:56
I don't believe your motherboard supports hyperthreading. I could be wrong.

Question mark. What processor are you using now? I wouldn't spend over 10 bucks on that thing and the performance increase might not even be worth that.

Edit: Just read the manual and it may support HT.

http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Pr...

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#4
June 24, 2010 at 23:37:31
@skipcox
yeah you seeem to be correct. think ill just go with what you told me to buy to. The highest FSB on my mobo is 533Mhz right

so from what yo suggested me that is a 533Mhz Proc right?? and my mobo can support 533 or 400 right??

And you are asking my proc as of the moment, im currently using P4 1.8Ghz 400FSB


"Looks like a P4 2.8 Prescott but I'd go for the P4 2.8 Northwood core...lot less stress for the motherboard."

what do you mean lot less stress if Northwood rather than Prescott??


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#5
June 25, 2010 at 00:20:51
Yep, highest is 533Mhz processor.

Yep again, 400 or 533Mhz

Try to spend 20 bucks or less.

Your motherboard manual...

http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Pr...

Read it all, especially page 12.

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#6
June 25, 2010 at 00:30:22
ok ill do that ill go read page 12 it talks about pin configs

uhmm when you said earlier:

"Looks like a P4 2.8 Prescott but I'd go for the P4 2.8 Northwood core...lot less stress for the motherboard."

what do you mean lot less stress if Northwood rather than Prescott??


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#7
June 25, 2010 at 01:18:16
The Prescott core generally draws more power than the Northwood core and these are no exception...84 vs 68 watts tdp.

http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?i...

Your current cpu is also 68 watts tdp.

Quick overview of TDP...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therma...

When Prescott core processors first hit the market 6 years ago some users found their motherboards couldn't handle the extra power a Prescott required and it was bye bye motherboard. I simply don't see any reason to take that chance.

It's up to you.

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#8
June 25, 2010 at 06:33:54
If what you entered for your memory amount is correct - 256MB - you should be investing in a RAM upgrade. Take it up to the max amount of 2GB. And if you're still using the onboard video, invest in an AGP graphics card.

Then again, based on the age of your system, it's debateable whether it's worth spending ANY money on it. However, here's a 2.66GHz Northwood for $11:

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


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#9
June 26, 2010 at 00:43:32
@SkipCox
thanx for the tip. Then ill go with the Northwood. Thanx for enlightening me ^_^

@jam
my RAM as of the moment is a DDR 266 PC2100 256b indeed, planing to get 1Gb of the same DDR type.

As for my video card, i just bought GeForce FX5500 256MB
but im not sure if that is the maximum video card upgrade for my mobo.. Is there a higher or best AGP card for mmy mmobo other than what i just bought???


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#10
June 26, 2010 at 03:26:40
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#11
June 27, 2010 at 01:56:28
Help ^_^

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#12
July 6, 2010 at 00:11:20
I just upgraded to P4 2.8Ghz Northwood

Thanks for the help guys ^_^


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