Question about ASUS KT600 Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU (90M7A820G0UAYKZ)
I have a Via KT 600 main baoar wit an AMD processor, is it possible to swap this wih an intel pentium 4?
AMD's use a different Processor socket, than an Intel does.
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.
VIA KT600 refers to the motherboard chipset.
The Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip,
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,
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,
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,
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
Click on the various subheadings in each category, for more information on that subject.
Click on each heading one at a time, at the Top;
A) Case: (Computer case)
C) CPU (Processor)
,and so on.
Basic info up to technical info.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Posted on Nov 29, 2007
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
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
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.
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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Select the "Start Menu."
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.
Checking the Stock CPU Speed in Windows XP
Click the "Start Menu.
Right-click on "My Computer."
Select "Properties." By default the Properties window will usually be set to the "General" tab, but if the window is set to a different tab you'll need to click on the "General" tab located near the top of the window.
Check the CPU rating as listed underneath the "Computer" heading.
Determining Real-Time CPU Speed
Go to CPU Speed Professional's website (see Resources) and download "CPU Speed Professional."
While other free CPU clocks exist, many are beta programs with glitches and unwanted bugs. CPU Speed Professional is well-known and reputable, receiving the "Vista 5 Star Software Award" according to its website.
Install the recently downloaded
file by double-clicking on it and following on-screen prompts to complete the automated install procedure.
Open CPU Speed Professional.
Click "Test Your Speed" on the main program interface.
A real-time, active measurement of your CPU speed will appear numerically, and CPU Speed Professional will also display your CPU speed on a stylish meter for easy visual comprehension.
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