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    That is why I mentioned the motherboard's chipset. Older chipsets don't support the lower voltage requirements of modern processors. Just because a processor will fit into the socket doesn't mean it will work.

    So to answer your question with a question; what chipset does your current motherboard have?
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    Definately check first that your motherboard can run that 2.4 as not only is core voltage a consideration but also the FSB of the CPU and its full speed must also be supported by the motherboard (a lot of early motherboards will not run the newer P4 CPU's). The PSU could also wind up to be a problem as well. Your memory will be fine for up to a 2.4B (133MHz FSB) but will be a huge bottleneck for a 2.4C (200MHz FSB)

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    but my 1.6 is a 400 fsb, so i should be able to run another processor with a 400 fsb correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slovak
    but my 1.6 is a 400 fsb, so i should be able to run another processor with a 400 fsb correct?
    Actually its a 100MHz FSB which is quad pumped (true speed = 100MHz x 4 = 400QDR effective speed) but an upgrade to another CPU with the same FSB is more possible.

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    You should be able to run the highest 100fsb chip which I think was the 2.6 400 but i'm not sure.

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    Yes, Intel site confirms that 2.6 is the fastest processor made which maintains the 400MHz FSB speeds... BUT...

    As I have asked a couple of times now, what chipset do you run? If it is something older (like the nearly ancient i845), your chipset may not support the multiplier necessary for these faster processors to work.
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    yes i am running the intel 845, currently with a 1.6 400 fsb (478 socket)

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    Hmmm... Intel site isn't loading for me right now. Maybe someone else can look at the white papers for the i845 and see what multipliers it can support. It would have to be able to use 24x to allow the 2.4GHz processor to run at it's native speed.
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    845 runs all processors up to 3.06 533.

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    I'm impressed. I wouldn't have figured that old a chipset being able to handle that sort of load, but there ya go. :)
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