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Processor upgrade I am wanting to upgrade my P4 1.8 to a P4 2.6 will this work? The buss speeds are both the same 400Mhz but the cache is different. the 2.6 is a 478 pin PPGA FC-PGA2 not sure the exact numbers on the 1.8 other than its also a 478 pin

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  • Jamie Lane May 21, 2007

    Sorry i failed to mention the computer i am working with. It's a sony vaio PCV-RX670

  • Jamie Lane May 21, 2007

    Hmm sonys website says that the processor is upgradeable so there has to be something faster out there for me right? What other parts of the motherboard are you refering to as tuned for the processor?

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Not a realistic proposition. So many other parts of the Mother board are 'tuned' the a specific processor Big Name manufacturer- like Sony/Dell etc., tend to design custom MoBos and processors as an integrated unit so the -upgrades are limited to memory or PCI cards etc.

Posted on May 21, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash May 21, 2007

    The 'Chip Set' which is integral to the MoBo that cannot be 'upgraded'
    If as you say Sony reckon it can be done then that's the place to ask - its is their computer -they should know if anyone does after all.

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HOW TO I KNOW THE BUS SPEED


You know 'Upgradation' is not a word, right? lol!

How about Upgrade ability?

The Intel D101GGC motherboard has a Front Side Bus MAXIMUM frequency rate of 800MegaHertz. (FSB max rate is 800MHz)

Therefore, it depends on the PROCESSOR that is being used, as to what frequency rate of Ram Memory that can be used.

[ Excuse me. Frequency Rate = 'Speed'. The layman's term ]

Ram Memory typically operates at HALF of the frequency rate, of the FRONT SIDE BUS for the Processor.

Have a Processor that has a maximum FSB frequency rate of 800MHz?
You can use Ram Memory that operates at a frequency rate of 400MHz, or 333MHz. (Do recommend using PC3200, however)

Have a Processor that has a Maximum frequency rate of 533MHz?
You can use DDR Sdram at 333MHz. (PC2700)

The Intel D101GGC uses DDR Sdram ram memory.
DDR Sdram at 333MegaHertz = PC2700
DDR Sdram at 400MHz = PC3200

There are TWO ram memory expansion slots.
The MAXIMUM for EACH ram memory slot is 1GigaByte. (1GB)
The Maximum TOTAL Amount for the motherboard is 2GB.

ALWAYS make SURE you have a ram memory module ('Stick'), in Slot 1 (DIMM 1)
A Processor reads Slot 1 first. If there is no ram memory in Slot 1, the computer will not work.

How to know what the FSB is of the processor, you have currently installed?
I suggest using the free CPU-Z,

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

The above link shows the default screen for CPU-Z. The screen that automatically comes up when you open CPU-Z.

There are tabs across the top that you click on, to get other information. (Caches, Mainboard, Memory, SPD, Graphics, About)
More on this in a moment.

Let's look at the Processor example shown.

1) Name: Intel Core i7 860
It is an Intel Core i7 processor, and the model number is 860,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i7_microprocessors#.22Lynnfield.22_.2845_nm.29

2) Code Name: Lynnfield
Based on the Lynnfield technology, and the 45nm architecture.
(nm stands for NanoMeter. One billionth of a Meter)

3) Package: Socket 1156 LGA
Uses an LGA1156 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1156

4) Technology: 45nm (Already stated by looking at the Wikipedia link)

5) Core Voltage: 1.216 V
Looking at the Wikipedia link, you can see this processor's voltage range is 0.65 to 1.4 Volts.
Or stated as 0.650 to 1.400 Volts. It is -> DC Voltage.

The 1.216 Voltage stated, is what that Processor is using now.
It is real time information.

6) Specification: Intel (Registered trademark) Core (TradeMark) i7 CPU.

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply -> Processor, for short.

8) 860 = Intel Model Number
@2.80GHz stands for 2.80GigaHertz. The MAXIMUM frequency rate that the processor is designed to operate at.

9) Family, Model, Stepping, Ext.Family, Ext.Model, and Revision, are Intel technology factors, for this processor.
What Family of Processors it was developed from, what Model design, what stepping it uses, what Revision of design, and etc.

10) Instruction: The Instruction Sets, or instruction set architecture, it uses.
The basic MMX, and SSE, and variations of the SSE instruction sets, and further development of Instruction Sets through the years.

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

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

11) Forget about the Cache column. What you are concerned with is under the Clocks (Core#0) subheading.

I just stated the above, so you might have a better understanding, of what you are looking at.
(Also it may spark something inside you, to join a Research and Development team, and design future computer technology. Who knows, right? )

12) Core Speed:
Again with the 'Speed'. It is Frequency Rate.
This is the maximum 'speed' that the Processor will operate at.
(Maximum frequency rate)

When you have CPU-Z going, you can watch this frequency rate, change. It is showing Real Time information. AS IT HAPPENS.

13) Multiplier: The multiplier times the internal clock 'speed', of the Processor.

Forget about the information shown. It is for an Intel Core i7 processor, and this processor operates on a much different technology, than the Intel processor in your computer.

What you are concerned with is shown in the box, to the right of -
Bus Speed.

A) If you have a Processor with a 533MHz FSB, the number shown will be 133.2
Why?
Because Intel processors are 'Quad Pumped'
133.2 times 4 = 532.8
This is rounded up to 533, or 533MHz.

If you have an Intel processor with a Front Side Bus of 800MHz, the number in the box will be 200.6
200MHz (Rounded down)

Processor with an 800MHz FSB? Use PC3200.
(DDR Sdram at 400MHz)

Processor with a 533MHz FSB? Use PC2700.
(DDR Sdram at 333MHz)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

[ Need to know how to download, install, and use CPU-Z? Post in a Comment.
You can also just post what you see on CPU-Z, and I will tell you what you are looking at.

Clicking on the Caches tab, gives you information on the Processor cache.

Clicking on the Mainboard tab tells you about your Motherboard.

Clicking on the Memory tab, gives you basic information on your Ram Memory.

Clicking on the SPD tab, gives you detailed information about your Ram Memory, AND each ram memory module.

Clicking on the Graphics tab, gives you information on your graphics chipset. Integrated on the motherboard, or on a graphics card.

Clicking on the About tab, gives you information about CPU-Z.

Jun 25, 2012 | Intel D101GGC Motherboard

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My current data bus speed is 400Mhz I want to upgrade my memory, Can memory of speed 533Mhz work. What changes will I have to make?


It May work but the bus speed is going to stay the same if it is max clcoked at 400 MHZ thats it no faster unless your computer can be jumpered to a higher speed but most you are limited by the clcok speed of the buss.

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How do i change the memory bus speed on my dell optiplex 170l? The CPU is an Intel Celeron 2.4GHz. The mother board processor speed is 400MHz and the Bios indicates a memory bus speed of 266MHz and does...


You checked in the right place as far as looking in the BIOS, however, memory and CPU sockets do not necessarily have the same buss speed. My FSB runs at 1066Mhz and my RAM at 800Mhz, it all depends on what type of RAM you buy as to the bus speed. You can up the bus speed on your RAM if you wish to reduce bottle-necking, but I've only done that a few times. In order to adjust anything, you must set the settings to manual. Be careful when you change this stuff around though, voltages must also be adjusted accordingly.

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I want to upgrade my hpdv1000 pentium M processor whats the maximum upgrade allowed for this? i have upgraded it to 2gb ram from 512mb and 250gb hd from 60gb and its doin fine.


You should be able to upgrade the CPU, since it seems that the DV1000's motherboard uses a socket CPU design. But, obviously, HP would rather have you choose the CPU that you want from the beginning and stick with it.
The first thing to do is to check HP website to see what other configurations were/are sold for your model. If they sell it with faster CPUs then you can upgrade to one of them...

PLEASE NOTE:
In order for a particular processor to be compatible with a particular laptop:
(1) the processor must be physically compatible with the laptop socket, in your case I thing you have a Soket 479 processor
(2) the laptop chipset must support the processor.
(3) the chipset front side bus speed must match the processor front side bus speed, in your case 400Mhz.
(4) the laptop BIOS must support the processor.

So I listed here processors with FSB at 400Mhz, I gues that DV1000 as a 855GM Motherboard that supports only 400Mhz with Socket 479

Pentium M

Banias
Pentium M 1.3 1300 1024 400
Pentium M 1.4 1400 1024 400
Pentium M 1.5 1500 1024 400
Pentium M 1.6 1600 1024 400
Pentium M 1.7 1700 1024 400

Dothan
Pentium M 710 1400 2048 400
Pentium M 715 1500 2048 400
Pentium M 725 1600 2048 400
Pentium M 735 1700 2048 400
Pentium M 745 1800 2048 400
Pentium M 755 2000 2048 400
Pentium M 765 2100 2048 400

Celeron M

Banias-512
Celeron M 310 1200 512 400
Celeron M 320 1300 512 400
Celeron M 330 1400 512 400
Celeron M 340 1500 512 400

Dothan-512
Celeron 205 1200 512 400

Dothan-1024
Celeron M 350 1300 1024 400
Celeron M 360 1400 1024 400
Celeron M 370 1500 1024 400
Celeron M 380 1600 1024 400
Celeron M 390 1700 1024 400

Best Regards

Jun 23, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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I have asus M.b p4 sys133 and it has a 2.00 MHZ processor .. when i gave changed it with another with 2.62 MHZ it didn't work and the computer was hanging .so what's the problem ???? the processors were...


Hi there.
The computer is probably struggling with the clock speed of the new processor.
Did you reset the BIOS setting?
If you didn't go into the BIOS and set it to default settings, hit F10, save the changes and restart the computer.
Clock speeds should now be reset and the computer should work. Also you should make sure the system memory is seated properly.


Good luck

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Is there any problem in using a 1GB DDR with 400MHz speed in Intel D845GVSR board?


Since Intel says that this board will support DDR with 200/266/333 MHz speeds only.There should not be problem with your board more so that it works fine.

Jul 25, 2008 | Intel D845GVSR Motherboard

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UPGRADING TO 2 GHZ


1. Check user documentation for supported CPUs for your system.
2. If 2.0GHz CPU is supported on your system, you don't need any additional software.
3. I would upgrade the BIOS firmware first. It might have an additional CPU support.
4. Read information from you old CPU. Exemple: 1.4GHz/256/400. 1.4GHz is a speed of your CPU. 256 is a 256k cache, and 400 is 400MHz BUS speed. In general you can boost speed to 2.0GHz or more and cache to 512k, just keep your BUS speed to 400
5. Post your system model or your motherboard model. That information would help in determining the maximum speed of the CPU for your system.

Good lick!

Jun 08, 2008 | Intel (RK80532PG0881M) Pentium 4, 3 GHz...

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Upgrading ram


Hi reisrui, yes it is odd. (It's not the first time I have seen this.)
According to you're manual on page 6, under Specifications. The manual say's you can run up to a Max speed of PC3200 400MHz, 1GB in slot one. In slot 2 you can run a Max of 1GB of PC2700 333MHz in slot 2. Every motherboard I have come across that can run two different speeds of memory. The system will reduce the Max speed to the lower MHz memory speed. If you currently are using 512MB PC3200 400MHz in slot 1 & add 1GB of PC3200 400MHz into slot 2 for a total of 1.5GB of memory. The motherboard will ruduce the total memory over all speed to PC2700 333MHz. Motherboards alway run at the lower memory speed if two different speeds are presant.
I can’t be 100% sure of the 1GB of PC3200 400MHz into slot 2, will run at all! Or if it will be reduce down to 333MHz. I am sure you can run 2GB of PC2700 333MHz, 1GB of memory per slot in you're board for a total of 2GB.

If I can help you further, feel free to post.
Suggestions & comments welcomed.
Mike

May 27, 2008 | Asrock 775VM800 Motherboard

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Up grade My Processor


What can I upgrade in a laptop? What can I upgrade in my laptop? Can I upgrade the memory in my laptop? Can I upgrade the processor in my laptop? Can I upgrade the video card in my laptop?

CPU upgrade questions and answers. Can I upgrade my computer processor? Because of the variety of computer motherboards / specifications / OEM modifications

Good Luck, Please dont for get to Vote/Thank you.

Dec 19, 2007 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Are all P4 478pin cpu's compatible with the P4mm2 motherboard?


Just in case your pins are only bent you can straighten them out as long as you are careful. Take a mechanical pencil without lead (.5 works ok but .7 may be easier to use) and ground it by touching it to your power supply. Then work the CPU pin slowly into the pencil and slowly bend the pin up. If you?re patient and careful you can usually straighten out any pins that have been bent. You didn?t stat which version motherboard you had. On the P4VMM2 (V1.3) motherboard the manual states that the motherboard will automatically determine the CPU clock and system buss frequency and makes the appropriate changes. The manuals only references a front-side buss limitation of 400 MHz, however, a FAQ from the manufactures support site says the V1.x motherboard?s CPU is limited as follows: - Pentium 4 400Mhz FSB (256K/512K L2 cache) CPU ? 2.6GHz - Celeron 400Mhz FSB (128K L2 cache) CPU ? 2.6GHz I would stick with the FAQ recommendations if you have to purchase a new processor, that or contact the support line to verify. Make sure you point out the FAQ on their site since they will probably just refer you to the manuals specs. P4VMM@v1.x CPU FAQ: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Support/FAQ_Answer.aspx?FAQID=3010023&MenuID=65&LanID=9 Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

Jan 14, 2007 | EliteGroup P4VMM2 Motherboard

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