> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 9:27 AM, <ollie at eillo.org> wrote:
>>> Can anyone tell me off the cuff if i should be able to slot in a pentium 3 processor running at 1GHz or so? You can get these on Ebay cheap but hey run at 133 mhz fsb and i dont know if the same rules apply as for memory.
>>>> It all depends on your motherboard specs, you need to check this out
> on the manual, not all of them are equal.
>At the worst any PIII will run at 450MHz and FSB at 100Mhz in it. Mostly
you can run 133MHz RAM at 100MHz. As you say it 100% depends on the
Motherboard and BIOS version.
I have a few dual CPU and one old single CPU PIII. They won't go faster
than 450MHz. One system actually had a pair of slot type PII's 333MHz
and works at 400MHz with a PIII
A Dual CPU Dell 220 I have doesn't go faster than 933MHz PIII. It uses
RD-RAM/Rambus, so it's not getting any more RAM.
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