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Not a problem as such. I am wondering if I can swap a 2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron on this pc, with a 3 gig 'multiprocessor" from another pc, to make this one just that little bit quicker?

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  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Board: P4M266A-8235

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Do I have to have any drivers, or will it just boot up as normal, but quicker?

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    That is excellent news for me then I hope. Cos if that is so, the cpu from here, can go to other pc if it fits :) Thanx a heap for the answer, and theank you more for the quick response. *adds this site to favourites*

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Ok, I just swapped, they fit in perfectly :) When I booted up, I got "warning CPU has been changed. Please setup CPU HOST clock in chipset features setup" How would I do that? And in belarc, it now says "1.50 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4" Right clicking on "my pc" and clicking properties, in the system it says...

    "Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz

    1.52GHz, 1.50 GB of RAM" and device manager says in "processors" it says "Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz" twice. Please explain lmao

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Sorry, i don't know... I mean, I know how to get into the bios, but am not exactly sure where it is I am going. In the second option I think it is, it did say something about hyperthreading enabled....

    Thanx a heap, its greatly appreciated for your help.

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Yeah, I know how to get there... its to a actual place "chipset features setup" and to set the clock that I don't know... the clock that was there... is the right date and time and such.... so is there somewhere else?

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    I didnb't reset the bios, but when I rebooted just then, the warning didn't come up.... maybe just going into the bios and back out, fixed it?

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Ok. That be fixed then. Next query is about the exact GHz of this cpu....

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    XP media centre edition sp3.

    in belarc, it now says "1.50 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4" Right clicking on "my pc" and clicking properties, in the system it says...
    "Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    1.52GHz, 1.50 GB of RAM" and device manager says in "processors" it says "Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz" twice. Please explain lmao Is it 3.00GHz or actually 1.52?

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    You gotta love jotti. I was on the award (my bios) site and was seeing if i may have needed to upgrade my bios (i don't). But yeah, it said to download and run bios agent plus. ANyways, i uploaded it to jotti and it is bad lmao.

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    On siw, it says "cpu name" as the 3.00GHz nothing about 1.52 or anything... and lower it says "dual core: no" "hyperthreading: yes"

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009


    Error 404.


    Bad site. Site mcsstudios.com doesn't have a site which is correct with adress you entered. Maybe incorrect address has been entered or this site doesn't exist anymore.

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    CTFLASHC.exe (which i will upload to jotti) is supposedly my update for bios. 3 months newer than the one I got now. Wish me luck lol. Now just trying to find the chipset drivers. Is there a program (free) that does all this? lmfao

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009




    CPU Clock Speed
    2793.0 MHz

    Clock multiplier
    x 14.0

    Front Side Bus Frequency
    199.5 MHz

    Bus Speed
    798.0 MHz And at the top, it says "number of cpus 2 (1 physical). I guess the hyperthreadfing makes it 'think' its a 3.00GHz...?

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Oh, i don't mean to put you outta a job. I mean, a free program like the "update driver' in device manager lol A program that gives the right drivers. Not a prog that tells us the prob, or what the prob is. That is where you would come into it :) Cos (before i found out about jotti) i would clicked something that said "here is your update" and I woulda updated it, and boom... comp dies lol Follow what I mean?

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    V Series Chipsets: VN800, VN896, VX700, VX800, VX800UT, VX820, VX820UT That is on the via website. But, I need VT8751 :(

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Overclocking..... bit scared of that. My other pc (where this cpu came from) was brilliant, had neons, bout 4 fans... and yeah, the weather got to be about 46 deg celcius here... and comp shutdown, and rebooted saying overclocking failed and i had to reset it. I had to idea... and well, after that... bout 3 restarts later... my motherboard fried. Hence y i got this POS atm :)

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Thank you. Have downloaded it and done it. Under mainboard.. i see... manafacturer... well there is none. Model is P4M266A-8235 x.x Chipset VIA P4M266 (VT8751) Southbridge VT8235

    LPCIO ITE IT8705

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    I have a proggy that lets me know what drivers need to be upgraded... but there is nothing to do with bios or chipset (though, there are a few things that need updating lol. half are done already, just using device manager)

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    well, I would... BUT, I have flashed bios yet OR found the updated n chipset drivers hehehe

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    *goes and studies manuals* Than a lot. Sorry for the bit of a slow reply, was just puttin the old cpu from here, into other pc (instead 1.8 it now 2.4).

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Sorry to be a pain. Models on site... P4M266AS4-A06A (and -A07A, -A22A, -A31A, 259A, 298A) but I can't see -8235 which is the one I need (so the cpuz says is my model....

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    I seen that in the part number... I was lookin in the models and thought it shoulda been there too lol. I get the atx not the mirco atx yes lol. I feel like a complete noobi when it comes to this stuff... other pc areas I am pretty good though :)

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Micro has only 2 ram slots, the atx has four right? Mines only got 2 (grrr...) which means I have the mirco atx. I am pretty sure, I just answered my question, but confirmation would be even better lol

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Just opened up and had a look. I have 4 slots... but, am bout 3 short of using all the slots (at back of pc)

  • w0lfm4n May 29, 2009

    Well, lookin at them pics, I have the ATX then. Thanks for all your help Lee. Has been highly appreciated

  • meteshadow May 11, 2010

    YOU NEED TO GIVE US  YOUR MAINBOARD MODEL NUMBERS SO WE CHECK 

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Http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/p4m266/  here is the what you need about mainboard.

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Hi there.
Yes you probably can but the processor you want to put in has to have the same pin array (socket type).
look here for more info on sockets >>>>>>>>

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

Good luck and thanks for choosing FixYa!!

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    No you won't need any drivers for the processor, and it should boot quicker, just make sure processor you want to swap fits the socket.

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Hi again.
    Don't worry about what it says in device manager for the moment.
    To setup CPU HOST clock, you have to go into the bios and to the chipset features setup, but, you don't have to do that, all you have to do is reset the bios to defaults, that should reset the CPU clock automatically.
    I'm assuming you know how to get into the bios setup, if not please post back.




  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Ok to get into the bios, restart the machine, the bios key will either be Esc or Del so keep a finger pressing both keys as the machine restarts, you'll know when your in the bios

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Did you reset the bios to defaults?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Yep!!!
    That's what is said, if you set the bios to defaults it auto corrects the CPU clock so the problem is fixed straight away

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    What do you mean? what its running at now?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    and are you using XP or Vista?



  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Its more likely to be running in tune with the system ram now, so what you need to do is benchmark the CPU.
    Go here and download MCS CPU Benchmark 5 and you'll be able to stress test the CPU >>>>>>>

    http://www.topshareware.com/MCS-CPU-Benc...

    I also recommend you update the bios and reinstall the chipset drivers.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Here is something else for you to look at regarding your processor.
    Pay particular attention to the Front Side Bus and the Bus Speed and compare the frequencies to the Clock speed, that should answer your question

    http://www.audioease.com/Pages/Altiverb/...


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    To get the chipset drivers just jot down the make and model of the motherboard, go to the manufacturers support website, find your model and get the chipset drivers from them.

    lol, and if you could get a FREE program that did that then i'd almost be out of a job lol

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    I'm not endorsing this in any way, but if you use torrent sites, look for driver detective or driver doctor

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    The clock speed is 3GHz, the front side bus is the speed the processor runs at, so where its say's the processor is 3GHz it actually runs at 1.5GHz this his helped a hell of a lot by the system memory, the more memory you put in the better the processor runs.
    There's also a thing called overclocking.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Thats not the chipset i don't think.
    Download CPU-Z from here, it should pop up to save straight away, execute the CPUZ file and click on the mainboard tab, then you will see the real chipset number. >>>>>>>

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_cpuz/d...


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Cooling is a serious issue when it comes to overclocking, yours should work fine now you've updated all the important stuff, you deserve a cool drink and a sit down lol



  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    you can get the chipset driver here >>>>>

    http://www.nodevice.com/driver/P4M266__I...

    and bios here >>>>>>

    http://www.pcpartner.com/support/bios/VI...

    Before you update or flash the bios make sure you read the manuals on how to flash first.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Go back to the bios page again, and its the one thats coloured orange, the code is VT8235

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    If yours it the ATX then yes



  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    a good way to tell the difference is to count the PCI slots (cream coloured slots) if the board is ATX it will have about 5 slots, if its Micro ATX it will have 2 or 3, the ATX boards fit right down to the bottom of the tower

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    look at these boards >>>>>
    ATX


    Micro ATX



  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Your welcome

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