Celeron to pentium 4

stevensuits

Distinguished
Dec 6, 2010
2
0
18,510
0
Upgrading my mom's old system with spare parts I have laying around.(memory and such.) It's an Compaq sr1010nx with celeron northwood 478 processor. I have a spare P4 processor part number SL6PP 2.6ghz. Would there be much to gain by swapping out the processor?
 

deadjon

Distinguished
Oct 21, 2009
757
0
19,060
38
The old Celerons on that chipset run at max 2.8Ghz - they only have 128kb of cache though.

Yours has 512kb cache. Doesnt have HT on that chipset though.

You might see a small performance gain. Worth the effort.
 
The 3.06 533 fsb p4 is the fastest you can use. Starmicro has one for $27.50. You can find the link on pricewatch under cpu>p4 3.06. Be sure to get the desktop version; they also sell a mobile version, which may not work with your board or heatsink. You will notice maybe a 20% performance gain, especially with 1-2 gb of memory.
 

Similar threads


ASK THE COMMUNITY