Processor Upgrade

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Lowerinfinity, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. I have a co-worker that is wondering about upgrading his processor. He has a 900mhz intel celeron, he's wanting to upgrade to a 2.0 or 2.1 ghz celeron. My question is, do all celeron processors use the same socket? I thought they did but i am not sure and i dont want him to go buy it and it not fit.

  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    No they do not. The 900 is a Celeron III where as the new ones are Celeron 4's... the III's use Socket 370 where as the 4's use Socket 478.

    The chips he is looking at (2+ Ghz) are 4's. I think he can get up to 1.4Ghz with a Celeron III.
  3. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    correct :)
    you will also need to buy a ne mobo and new ram cause p4 mobo doesnt support sdram anymore which he is probably still using
  4. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Probably the highest he can go with that motherboard is a 1.1ghz coppermine celeron. That's because there are only a few motherboard's which support the tualatin celeron chips (256k L2 cache, 1.0ghz-1.4ghz), so you'll have to check if it does have tualatin support or not if you want to go down that route. I'll just let you know that the tualatin chips are a great chip and the 1.4ghz would probably be better than the 1.7 celeron.

    Still, he might want to look at moving to a p4 board + ddr setup. Then there's always the option to upgrade to a real processor ;)