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How high can I go? No one seems to know.

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Marco Lebron
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 - 11:02 am:   

I,m trying to upgrade my cpu from A pentium III 450 100mhz bus to a 1 gig chip but I'm told by Dell which is were I bought the system that all I can go is 850. They can't tell me why I can't go to a full gig. I have a se440bx-2 motherboard runing a 4s4eb2xo.10a.0011.p03 bios. now the question is, is it the bios that prevents me from going all the way or something else? I have found pentium chips with the proper s.e.c.c.2 socket runing at the 100mhz. bus speed so what gives??
V (Vera)
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 - 7:06 pm:   

apparently the board you have is manufactured by intel and is no longer being manufactured. there may be bios updates for what you have but i wouldn't count on it supporting a 1 gig processor. but then again the only way to know for sure is to investigate
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2001 - 1:43 pm:   

The highest chip I found in a 100mghz board is the p3-850 everything above that is the flip-chip at 133mghz.

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