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Upgrade beyond limits

I want to upgrade my sdram to 1 gig, is that possible, here are my system specs
Proccessor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Class Pentium 4
Processor Speed 1.5 GHz
Cache Size 256 KB
Installed Memory 256 MB
Maximum Memory 512 MB
Memory Technology SDRAM
Maximum Memory Module Max 256 MB module
Number of Installed Processors 1
Maximum Number of Processors 1
Bus Speed 400 MHz

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Re: upgrade beyond limits

If you goto this link it will tell you what you can put into your comp you can only put in the maximum it tell you the link is this will scan your computer and tell you everything about it and anything you can put in it.
It will also tell you everythin that is compatible hope this helps you let me know how you get on ok

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Note it is Not the TriGem Cognac+ ]

Specifications. (You can click on the photo to enlarge)

PDF motherboard manual,

Click on - Cognac - in the left side of the list.

Going back to the page;
(Nothing like upside down photo information, and the motherboard is turned 90 degrees to the Right, to how it actually sits in your computer case )

The processor socket is a Socket 370,

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(Excuse me......Celeron.
An Intel Pentium III processor has TWICE the L2 cache, that a comparable Intel Celeron has.
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More cache for a Processor makes it more faster )

The motherboard chipset is an Intel 810.

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The Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801AA, or an Intel 82801AB.
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2) Processor Front Side Bus: (FSB) 66MegaHertz, or 100MHz.

3) SDR Sdram ram memory at 100Megahertz.

[Single Data Rate Sdram is often just referred to as Sdram.

Double Data Rate Sdram is also Sdram (DDR Sdram)
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
So is DDR2 Sdram, and DDR3 Sdram ]

Also referred to as PC100.

So when looking for a CPU you look for;

1) Fits in a Socket 370 processor socket.
Yep. The best is going to be an Intel Pentium III.

2) Has a FSB of 100MHz.


Scroll down.

Pentium III 1100.

Maximum frequency rate ('Speed') is 1.1GHz (1100MHz)
Front Side Bus = 100MHz
Uses a Socket 370 processor socket.
Part Number = RB80526PY005256
sSpec Number = SL5QW

In the top header -
Specifications / Pictures (1) / CPU ID (1) / Comments (1),
click on Pictures (1)

You can click on the photo to enlarge.
256MegaByte of L2 cache. (256MB)

A comparable Celeron would have 128MB of L2 cache.

[ Don't forget to follow Anti-Static Precautions.
Clean the bottom of the Heatsink THOROUGHLY, and the top of the Processor if it needs it. (I always do anyway)

PROPERLY apply fresh, new Thermal Paste.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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Recommended Use Business

ur system processor and memory both will be upgrade.
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