View Full Version : Tried yo upgrade CPU

04-23-04, 07:00 PM
I just slipped in a P4 2.8 GHz 533MHz FSB into my computer today hoping it would work. I heard three beeps and had no screen. I went back to my current POS CPU and the system worked again. I guess my system just couldn't handle the strain!!!!! I'm stuck at 400MHz FSB. Time to put this computer out to pasture. :lame:

04-23-04, 09:21 PM
What motherboard are you using?

04-24-04, 12:27 AM
Get a Rdram mobo from Newegg when they come in refurb that supports 533FSB. You can most times get them for $40 shipped. And if you ever plan on selling that PC800 I have some $$$ with your name on it. :)

04-28-04, 09:34 AM
... time to put this computer out to pasture. :lame:

I couldn't agree more about a motherboard that supports RAMBUS... what was intel thinking. Definately get another board that uses DDR, then you'll get that 2.8b cpu rock'n!

04-28-04, 07:46 PM
if your rambus memory PC800 is 40ns, just get MSI NEO max2 i850e for 35$. Look for it over Price Watch. Great mobo, and it will be everything fine. It's better than buying new mobo and DDR.

I'm using ASUS P4T533 with 768 RDRAM PC1066-32bit. Yes it is old, but still pushes 4.1GB/s for memory bandwidth. All I can that Rambus is way way better than DDR. DDR is crap...I wish Intel did not drop Rambus, and Rambus wasn't expensive. I guess, it's all about money...
Intel should make support for rambus. Hell I would rather pay 200$ more for 9.6GB/s (new RDRAM), than crap called DDR...