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motherboard compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by moominboy, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    can anyone help with this? im thinking of upgrading a few bits n bobs on my pc but think i heard that the components have to be compatible with the motherboard? where can i find the motherboard details and how does it relate to these specs?


    Intel PIII 866Mhz Slot 370 CPU

    866/256/133/1.75v

    SL4ZJ

    thanks y'all
     
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  2. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

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    Hi moominboy.

    Have a look at

    http://motherboards.org/tools/moboidtools.html

    Hope it's of some use to you.
     
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  3. datarunner

    datarunner Byte Poster

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    I think the money you spend upgrading this would be better spent on a new pc or new mobo and cpu atleast. Just my own opinion of course.
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    You might want to price out building your own PC. You can learn a lot from building your own machine.
     
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  5. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    nah thats not the specs for my good one. i bought an old ibm to practise software and hardware stuff on, which has a pentium 2 and only a 5 gb hd and about 150-odd of ram. just looking for where to find out things like , socket numbers of mobo's,what it can handle number of pins for ram, etc.....
     
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  6. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    that's what im planning to do, i stripped the ibm and put it back together with no dramas but that doesn't really take much skill, and i even mucked that up by not pushing the cpu in properly! :blink

    i have been reading a few things on building but the variety of hardware is what is confusing me
     
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