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Can you upgrade the cpu on a Via KT ^00

I have a Via KT 600 main baoar wit an AMD processor, is it possible to swap this wih an intel pentium 4?

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  • Kevin Webb Jan 02, 2013

    Many thanks for the information, it was very helpful

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No Kevin.

AMD's use a different Processor socket, than an Intel does.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CPU_sockets#List_of_sockets_and_slots

At least when we are talking the era of your motherboard.
(Real old? Like over 20 years ago, or more? AMD's and Intel's used a lot of the same processor sockets)

The designation VIA KT600.

VIA is a Chipset manufacturer.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

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

VIA KT600 refers to the motherboard chipset.
The Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A

The VIA KT600 motherboard chipset, was manufactured for the AMD Socket 462, (Socket A -> Same/same), and AMD processors.

Intel Pentium 4's used the Socket 478 processor socket, back in the day; then moved to the LGA 775 processor socket. (Socket T)

This is a Motherboard Diagram, that fits the technology of your motherboard,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

CPU = Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor, for short.
DOES NOT mean Personal Computer.

(If you run into somebody that uses CPU to mean a personal computer -> Slap 'em.



NO, WAIT! Don't! lol!

I can see the headlines now;
"Person slapped for using CPU to mean Personal Computer Perpetrator alleges Joecoolvette of Fixya said to do so." lol!)

This is an example of a Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip; on a motherboard,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ASRock_K7VT4A_Pro_Mainboard_Labeled_English.svg

The Northbridge chip has an aluminum finned Heatsink on it, to help disperse the heat the Northbridge chip makes.
Looks a lot like the Southbridge chip, with the Heatsink removed from it.
Some motherboards do have a Heatsink, on the Southbridge too.

Your line of question makes me want to post some links, to more computer information for you.
Basic info for now. We all have to start somewhere,

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/

Scroll down to the subheading in Orange(?) -
What's Inside: Computer
Click on, one at a time; the subheadings;

1) Computer Hardware
2) Computer Peripherals
3) Computer Security
4) Computer Software
5) Internet

Click on the various subheadings in each category, for more information on that subject.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

Click on each heading one at a time, at the Top;

A) Case: (Computer case)
B) Cooling
C) CPU (Processor)
D) Input
E) Memory
F) Mobile
G) Motherboard
,and so on.

Basic info up to technical info.

Plus always come back, and see us here.

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

Posted on Jan 02, 2013

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jan 02, 2013

    You're welcome Kevin, and thank you for the rating!

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SOURCE: Upgrading processor

really it depends on your budget and your wants , if your a serious gamer i recomend pentium its good with the graphix rendering but if your a office and media person AMD is for you very quick with converting too! thanx please return the favour with a posetive rating

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Sorry man, that board's highest cpu is Pentium 4.
To get more kick out of it, you could upgrade the RAM to 2Gb.

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SOURCE: amd processor upgrade

The M3N78-em mobo doesn't support AM3 processors. It is an AM2 / AM2+ platform. A wonderful GPU for you would be this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858

If you have any other questions please write back in this thread. I will be happy to help you through your computer upgrade.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

SOURCE: i have ATXmodel intelceleron1.2Ghz cpu1.2

No, u can't. ur motherboard is designed for pentium III processors with FSB -133 MHz, Socket-370 type. Pentium 4 processors have 400 MHz FSB, 423 Socket at least. But yes for memory, u can upgrade it to 512 MB.

Posted on Sep 26, 2010

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SOURCE: i'm planning to upgrade my

Oh boy, you're in the same boat i'm in with my dad's HP asus based OEM board. You're max choice in a regular core 2 duo is the E6700 @ 2.66ghz with a 1066 FSB (Front side bus). Reason being is likely identical to my situation. The board likely only supports a "conroe" core. It can't handle the "WOLFDALE", otherwise they would list higher ghz for an E6700. The E6700 is also available as a 3.2ghz with 1066mhz FSB, but its based on 45nm process, which requires different power regulation from the board. if you were to put in the wrong chip, you get nada. Not even POST errors from what i've read where others have tried and failed.
Unfortunately, E6700 @ 2.66ghz are a little rare, but they are on ebay for about 80-100 bucks, and various other places. Search for "E6700", but be careful to avoid the 3.2ghz's.
The only other choice for max is the Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 2.93 ghz. This processor looks like its about double the cost to the E6700 though. That's a lot of extra money to get only .27 gain in ghz though, IMO, though there could be other reasons to go extreme, like availability. There might be more of them! The same logic applies here. Stay with the 65nm process, and 1066 FSB.

Here is the tech spec page for your board. Its shows all the supported processors: http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=fLSzpcTDJYT0rgS6&content=specifications
You might want to choose carefully on whether to upgrade this board's CPU. Might be time to scrap the whole board and get something with more FSB capabilities.
Good luck!

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Biostar Support > P4M90-M7A > Main Support page,

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How pray-tell are you using an Intel processor that uses an LGA 775 processor socket?

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However if we are to use the Biostar P4M90-M7A for an example;

Biostar main support page above;
Top right; small subheading -> Support
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As for the motherboard in question that uses the Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200, find out what the motherboard chipset is, then you will know what CPU's are supported.

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Use CPU-Z from CPUID.com (TINY program, and Free),

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

A) List of Intel Chipsets;

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

B) Comparison of AMD Chipsets;

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

C) Comparison of Nvidia Chipsets;

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

D) List of VIA Chipsets;

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


The Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, handles the Processor. (Plus Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

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Click to select "Control Panel." This will open a new window with several clickable options.


Choose "System and Maintenance," typically located near the top left-hand corner of the Control Panel


Click to select "System" from the new list of options


Look for the CPU's stock speed as indicated under the "Processor" heading. This is a ballpark, relatively close estimate of your computer's CPU speed, as provided by the manufacturer.

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Right-click on "My Computer."


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Open CPU Speed Professional.


Click "Test Your Speed" on the main program interface.

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Patrick, I'm glad to see your enthusiasm to explore and expand on your computer knowledge. Unfortunately I have to be the first to let you know that in this case your ideas on upgrading your systems by simply changing the processors just won't work.

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