upgrading celeron processor

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by bmxjt, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    I am going to be upgrading my processor by myself soon. ANy helpful tips from people who have done this would be appreciated. :)

    Is it basically removing the heatsink and processor and replacing them or is there more to it?

    I know I will have to change my bios to the new processing speed, but is there anything else to change within the bios I need to know about?
     
  2. Qumahlin

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    Yup it just consists of remove heatsink and processor, pop new one in (make sure your mobo supports your new processor) and make sure the bios multiplier and FSB are correct :) actually in most rigs you won't have to change FSB or multiplier..since you have a cele your bios is 66mhz and most new intel processors are multiplier locked. So the only thing you'd need to do is change the FSB if the new proc needs 100mhz and your motherboard supports it
     
  3. xsivforce

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    Do you know what processor you are upgrading to.? Or which you would like?
     
  4. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    my motherboard and bios only support up to 533. I currently have a 333
     
  5. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    Ok, i received the new processor today. What is the FSB that was being referred to? Is that only if it needs to be changed from 66mhz to 100 mhz?
     
  6. wyrlwyn

    wyrlwyn Guest

    if i take off the heatsink and want to install a new one, how should i remove the artic silver(thermal comcound) from the cpu die?
     
  7. EMPIRETANK

    EMPIRETANK Guest

    just add more compound to the new heatsink and then put it back on the cpu
     
  8. xsivforce

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    A very thin layer.
     
  9. wyrlwyn

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    so i shouldn't take off the layer already there? i now it gets all burnt out, and it becomes thinner as it fries, but i though i should take it off first...
    so i can just by a volcano7+, put a *thin* layer of artic silver on the die, spread it out witha box cutter type of knife, and plop the heatsink on top.
    also, are there any other recomended heatsinks that you don't need a screw driver to install?
     
  10. dejav00

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    bmxjit...yeah that's pretty much it, take off old, put on new.

    (Your next NEW PC is gonna be an AMD right ;-))

    wyrlwyn, yes, a ***VERY*** thin layer of arctic silver on there, Arctic Silver WAS NOT made to come off, so the only way to re-new the bond is with a new layer.

    Also, where are you getting your Volcano 7+ and for how much?
     
  11. wyrlwyn

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    i don't now, my bud kinda turned me to get on. last weekend my cpu was idle at 113... today its at 129... the sumer is gona kill it so i'm looking into getting better collant. i'm putting an ac right above the tower, so, that should keep it nice and chilly, but if it doens't work great, i'll get a new cpu fan. gona looka round virtual-hideout.net for prices, probebly not more then $50, i'm not sure of the conversions for our euro firends:D
     
  12. bmxjt

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    Dejav00 -

    You were right. I upgraded to an AMD. :)

    I got the 533 celeron processor. But I took it to be installed and they told me it was the wrong slot type. I would need a slot adapter and they are hard to come by. So.. I just upgraded the motherboard to an Athlon GA-7ZX with an AMD 1.2 ghz processor. The speed difference cracks me up sometimes. :)
     
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  14. dejav00

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    Sweet...
     
  15. xsivforce

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    Dude!
     
  16. dejav00

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    Are you mocking me?

    :p

    And if you can, get on IRC.
     
  17. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Wiv reference to your question about removing compound, you can use those screen wipes or damp cloth heavily soaked in crockery cleaner (washing up liquid).