pentium 2/3 socket?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sboulema, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. sboulema

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    does a pentium 3 cpu fit in a mobo thats using a pentium 2 right now. Are they using the same socket or not?
     
  2. sboulema

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    hmm nobody :(
     
  3. NetRyder

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    If your motherboard is a Slot 1 kind, it will support Slot 1 Pentium IIIs (the Katmai cores, not the newer Socket 370 Coppermines)
     
  4. jonifen

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    depends on the max multiplier on the mobo. but like netryder said... u wont get a fcpga pentium working in it cuz it has a fsb requirement of 133mhz and most p2/3 mobos have a max fsb of 112mhz (plus ive tried in the past lol)

    i've got a slot 1 coppermine p3 running in this. QDI reckoned my mobo wont take a p3... hmmm (mind u, they also said it wouldnt take a celeron over 366mhz but I could get a 566 in it easily)
     
  5. sboulema

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    hmm ok will see what my mobo is capable of
     
  6. jonifen

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    what mobo u got?
     
  7. sboulema

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    compaq mobo :(
     
  8. jonifen

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    is it possible to borrow one from someone/somewhere? if only for 10mins - at least you'd know if it worked then?

    you may need a BIOS update too
     
  9. sboulema

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    nope cant borrow a mobo. and i dont know where to get a bios update.
     
  10. jonifen

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    I kinda meant if you could borrow a cpu...
    I'm guessing that with a compaq mobo... you own a compaq case? if so, what model compaq is it? I might be able to find some information of use...