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Pentium 'C' - what's the go??

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greg32

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Feb 5, 2003
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Australia
Hi, what is the go with the 'C' class processors. I am running a pentium 4 board at the moment (Albatron px845pe). Obvisouly designed for the 533mhz chips, and the old chipset. Can I put a 'C' class processor in this board, and will it run o.k., or do I need to get a new board with the new intel chipset on it?? Also, I have one stick of 512 corsair xms3500 ram. If I was to buy a new board, which supported dual ddr, and bought another stick of this stuff, does this ram run o.k. on the new intel chipset with d/ddr??

regards Greg
 

batboy

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Jan 12, 2001
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Kansas, USA
You can "probably" run the "C" chip in your current mobo, but it might have a hard time running at default (200 FSB) let alone overclocking much. If you get a new Canterwood dual channel and another matching stick of RAM, that Corsair will be good to go.
 

sangapski

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Mar 15, 2003
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north cali
pip said:
the p4pe supposedly support C procs I'm I'd be very cautious about it

P4PE bios 1005 suppose to have a D1 stepping microcode but i havent seen one with a P4PE-D1 stepping setup yet...
...here's a link...

dont know about the albatron board though...
 

sangapski

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north cali
i'll have my 2.6C tomorrow:D...
ill give it a try on my P4PE and see what it will do...
my P4C800 wont be here till next week :(