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Installing Pentium III processor on etower 433i

Is it possible to upgrade the computer's processor to a 800 mHz pentium III? I've tried it but after a few seconds I turn it on, it turns off. Does it require a Bios upgrade or something? It's got 256 MB of RAM with Windows 2000 installed.

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  • Alfonso Gonzalez Jr Sep 28, 2008

    It currently has a Celeron 466 mHz processor. I have another computer with a Pentium III (1 GHz) processor with Windows 2000 and it runs fine.


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Windows 2000 is good for pentium 4 not 3 you can not upgrade the prossesor without the mothboard and ram

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