Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-06-2009, 03:44 PM
KarTek's Avatar
<- Ryuko of Kill La Kill
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bahama/Eno Twp, NC
Posts: 3,258
Question for the computer builders...

OK, I have a P4 2.4G machine at home and I was offered a P4 3.2G processor for free. Will they swap in without a problem? Also, I think the 2.4 machine is a Celeron. Any compatibility problems? Thanks!

__________________
-Evan


Benz Fleet:
1968 UNIMOG 404.114
1998 E300
2008 E63


Non-Benz Fleet:
1992 Aerostar
1993 MR2
2000 F250
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-06-2009, 03:47 PM
iwrock's Avatar
roflmonster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hella NorCal
Posts: 3,313
run this tool, and report back on which socket you use.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
__________________
-Justin

91 560 SEC AMG - other dogs dd
01 Honda S2000 - dogs dd
07 MB ML320 CDI - dd
16 Lexus IS250 - wifes dd

it's automatic.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-2009, 03:47 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,263
It is unlikely to work. Faster CPUs tend to take lower voltages in the core and possibly the interface. Older boards do not support these lower voltages.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-06-2009, 03:48 PM
iwrock's Avatar
roflmonster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hella NorCal
Posts: 3,313
You never know...
__________________
-Justin

91 560 SEC AMG - other dogs dd
01 Honda S2000 - dogs dd
07 MB ML320 CDI - dd
16 Lexus IS250 - wifes dd

it's automatic.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-2009, 03:54 PM
KarTek's Avatar
<- Ryuko of Kill La Kill
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bahama/Eno Twp, NC
Posts: 3,258
I think both chips are from the same era. I'll know more when I get home and I can run the util.
__________________
-Evan


Benz Fleet:
1968 UNIMOG 404.114
1998 E300
2008 E63


Non-Benz Fleet:
1992 Aerostar
1993 MR2
2000 F250
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2009, 03:57 PM
iwrock's Avatar
roflmonster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hella NorCal
Posts: 3,313
Find out what socket the faster CPU is, and find out what socket your home CPU is... You got nothing to lose is they are the same.
__________________
-Justin

91 560 SEC AMG - other dogs dd
01 Honda S2000 - dogs dd
07 MB ML320 CDI - dd
16 Lexus IS250 - wifes dd

it's automatic.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-06-2009, 04:36 PM
JollyRoger's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 48
You can find out all kinds of amazing things about computer hardware simply by finding some sort of identifying number on the component and punching it into Google. If you do not know the socket family of your new CPU, simply type in the model number that is stamped on the chip.
Next, I usually find the model number off the motherboard by looking around with a flashlight, which I then also type into Google. This usually leads me to the MB manufacturer's web page, from which the motherboard installation manual can usually be downloaded. Once this document is obtained, one can find the CPU's listed that are compatiable with the motherboard in it, and the information on what the socket family is there as well (or you can just continue to look with the flashlight, the socket number is printed on the CPU socket itself, usually seen slightly above the CPU). If you discover you have a compatable CPU in the same socket family, and it is listed in the MB documentation as acceptable for that board, after that, it is pretty simple, just plug it in and the MB should auto-detect the change.

Last edited by JollyRoger; 02-06-2009 at 04:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-06-2009, 04:41 PM
diametricalbenz's Avatar
The Crowbar of Embriage
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,510
I would agree to check on the board's specifications. It may or may not work with it even if the physical specifications work. It does depend on who made the board if it's 3rd party and or a major manufacturer whereby you can consult their site to see if it is upgradable but typically the support is sparse because they'd rather have you buy a new one.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-06-2009, 04:45 PM
JollyRoger's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 48
I've never had much trouble finding documentation, they don't want you bugging them for it, so they put them out there. I've found docs for boards 10 years old, even. P4 boards should be out there all over the place, especially if it is an Intel board.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-06-2009, 05:56 PM
KarTek's Avatar
<- Ryuko of Kill La Kill
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bahama/Eno Twp, NC
Posts: 3,258
OK, I ran the CPUID ap. and I actually have a true P4 on this computer. Socket 478mPGA.

Seems likely the P4 3.2G chip should work...

__________________
-Evan


Benz Fleet:
1968 UNIMOG 404.114
1998 E300
2008 E63


Non-Benz Fleet:
1992 Aerostar
1993 MR2
2000 F250
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page