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    Which Celeron and what cooling.....

    I'm upgrading a system for my buddy and want to knwo what Celery will work on his board. It is a PC Chips 741LMR I believe. It currently has a Celery 533 but the board supports 100FSB speeds and has 8x multiplier. Can it take an 800?
    I can't find answers on the PC Chips website, it only list up to Celery 500 but I know it will take higher. Anyone running this board? Also, if I go to a Celeron 800, what heatsink is best to use?

    The board will take a slot/slocket/socket so if you have another CPU suggestion, let me know.....
    How would a P3-500 compare vs. the Celery 800? The 800 is cheaper, but would the added perofrmance of the P3 overcome the mhz difference?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2
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    Dec 1998
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    I'm not familiar with that mobo, but since the Celeron is multiplier-locked, the multiplier setting on the mobo has no affect. You should be able to change the FSB to 100, and it should be good for 800 with the stock HFS. I don't know if you can adjust the CPU voltage on that board, or whether it is a very o/c'able mobo. But it won't hurt to try. The Cely @ 800 should be faster than the PIII-500...

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