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Posted on Friday, November 2, 2001 - 7:59 am:   

I have an older PCI motherboard with an Intel Pentium 233 MMX Socket 7 CPU. I'm having trouble finding out what my upgrade options are. Can I pop an Intel Celeron 900MHz (370pin socket) CPU in there? They look as if they have the same pin count. How can I find out my 233 MMX Socket 7 pin count (without counting them by hand)?

V (Vera)
Posted on Friday, November 2, 2001 - 8:47 am:   

no, they are not the same type of chip. you have to stick with a socket 7 processor.depending on how old the board is it still may not support the highest level socket 7 cpu. if you don't have the manual,go to the board manufacturers website and see if they still have documentation for that board
socket 7 has 321 pins

hope that helps
Posted on Friday, November 2, 2001 - 8:57 am:   

Thanks so much Vera! Esp. for the pin count. I've been doing a little more research, and it is looking like the AMD K6-2 SOCKET 7 550 is the highest I can go.
V (Vera)
Posted on Friday, November 2, 2001 - 9:38 am:   

your welcome. that chip right now is going for 49.99 at tigerdirect. makes it very tempting when you want the most you can get from your motherboard. memory is really cheap too.:)

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