Thread: pIII upgrade,ram,hd upgrade
May 29th, 2003, 12:31 AM #1
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pIII upgrade,ram,hd upgrade
I have an older compaq deskpro with a pll 233mhz, my question is can i upgrade this to a pIII my board is a natomafx440 I would also like to upgrade my bios it seems to look very standard and doesnt offer advanced settings,is this normal? You see Im a budding pc tech and i just want to toy around with this system. I am going to purchase all parts hardware from this site.
May 29th, 2003, 12:35 AM #2
Most likely not. Back in the PII days alot of Compaq stuff was propriatary(sp?). Given the overall age a complete system would be the best path.My computer is bigger than yours!
May 29th, 2003, 01:26 AM #3
May 29th, 2003, 01:43 AM #4
It would be better to buy a whole new system instead of upgrading you current one due to its age. PC's are getting fairly cheaper now days. Sometimes its better building one yourself.
May 29th, 2003, 04:06 AM #5
like dlh said , if you want a new system it isn't worth trying to up grade that system . build a new one . if you just wanna "tinker" then find a 300-400 p11 and try it out , they aren't that expencive if you can find one . but as far as the bios update . i doubt you will find one ." If you kill a man you're a murderer ..... Kill many and you're a conquerer ....... Kill them all ... your a GOD...."
May 29th, 2003, 04:22 AM #6
You have an Intel 440FX 'Natoma' chipset...which supports Slot 1 Pentium II or Socket 8 Pentium Pro chips (depending on which one you have)...so you're outta luck for upgrading to a P3. There isn't much upgrade potential in your current system, and I'd agree with the others here that your only option is to purchase a new or used motherboard and processor...and probably memory too. But the older stuff is dirt cheap...so have fun!
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