Re: PWS333i+ upgrades
From: Ben Myers (_at_)
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 04:45:55 GMT
Unless the motherboard BIOS chokes when it sees a Celeron processor, one of them
ought to work. Supposedly, Intel never did anything to certify dual-processor
Celerons, but there have been reports of dual Celery systems running. The
reality is that the Celeron is not much different than a Pentium II in terms of
hardware architecture... Ben Myers
On 28 Jul 2004 20:24:04 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Jordan) wrote:
>What the heck. I just got a box of peecee stuff 'donated' to me.
>Might as well have some fun with it. I've got a PWS333i+ dual PII
>system with 256MB RAM running NT4.0 that was retired. Also in the
>junkbox are a couple of Celeron 500MHz PPGA CPUs, and some no-name
>chinese slotkets without voltage regulators (and a lot more plain
>junk; PNY overdrive slot 7! etc.).
>The slotkets supposedly support single or dual cpu, 66/100/133 bus,
>and have a jumper for intel vs. Cyrix CPU, and the cardboard package
>sas they support PIII Coppermine, Cyrix, and Celeron (PPGA and
>FC-PGA). They are new in the pack, apparently for an upgrade that was
>The P-IIs in the PWS are Deschutes according to the partnumber, which
>should mean the voltage regulators are putting out 2.0 volts, which
>the Celerons are supposed to be able to use, and the riser card allows
>setting the speed to 500MHz. I think that means the no
>voltage-regulator slotkets should be OK.
>I'm just going to try this to try it. The pc might be ok to play with
>linux on, but it'd be nicer at 500MHz (x2?) than at 333MHz. Anyone
>done this to a PWS? Had any luck with one or two celerons? Will
>basic slotkets like these work given that the required CPU voltage
>_should_ be the same?