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    Post Upgrade Question! Plz Help! - P2 to P3?

    K,
    Here are My Specs :
    Dell XPSR450 - P2 450Mhz
    8MB STB nVidia 128 Velocity AGP Video Card
    AWE 64 Bit Turtle Beach Montego Sound Card
    128 MB PC-100 RAM
    4.8X Toshiba DVD Drive
    100Mhz Bus
    Intel 440BX ChipSet

    Now, if I wanted to upgrade to a P3 750 Mhz, would it be possible? And if it is, what would I have to change? Or could I keep my existing RAM, Mobo, etc.

    Replies appreciated.

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    Theoretically, you could upgrade to a P3 750mhz on the same board, with the same RAM and everything. However, there is no guarantee. This also assumes that the P3 750 runs on a 100mhz FSB which I think it does. So, short answer, I assume it would work. However, I could be wrong.

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    Originally posted by Blitz:
    Now, if I wanted to upgrade to a P3 750 Mhz, would it be possible?
    No, b/c the motherboard that you have is slot 1, and all P3 750s are socket 370. I recommend you purchase a new motherboard, such as the Asus CUSL2 socket 370 motherboard.

    [This message has been edited by glc1 (edited 12-29-2000).]

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    Originally posted by glc1:
    No, b/c the motherboard that you have is slot 1, and all P3 750s are socket 370. I recommend you purchase a new motherboard, such as the Asus CUSL2 socket 370 motherboard.
    Sounds good. How much would a decent P3 Mobo like that Asus cost? and if I put in a new Mobo, could I keep my Video Card, RAM, Sound Card etc.?
    Thx.
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    Didn't know the 750's were socket 370. If you are upgrading to a new motherboard, why not go AMD. You could use the same RAM and everything, but get a t-bird or Duron instead of a P3. For the Same price you get a 750 P3 you get a Gigahertz T-bird, while the mobos are about the same cost. For the T-bird I would recommend the ABIT KT7 or the Asus A7V as your mainboard. Right now, AMD is definitely the better bang for your buck.

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    Originally posted by freckmoto:
    Didn't know the 750's were socket 370.
    There may still be some slot 1s left, however, I believe Intel has stopped production on all slot 1 CPUs. Furthermore, the Katmais stopped at 600, and there is no guarantee that a CuMine will work w/his board.

    [This message has been edited by glc1 (edited 12-30-2000).]

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    Blitz, you may be able to use a slocket adapter, if CuMine P3s do indeed work w/your motherboard.

    [This message has been edited by glc1 (edited 12-30-2000).]

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