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RE: [SLUG] 443/500 MHz Celeron CPU chip wanted.
- To: "EDWARDS Greg" <greg.edwards@xxxxxxxxx>, <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] 443/500 MHz Celeron CPU chip wanted.
- From: "Doug Stalker" <doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Nov 12 14:55:01 2001
> Dear SLUG,
> Apologies if this a poor email id to send to !
> I'm looking for a 443 MHz or possibly 500 MHz Celeron CPU to
> upgrade an old
> HP PC (from 366 Mhz, I've checked with HP that it will take a small speed
> The PC stores only carry about 850MHz upward now and say slower speeds can
> only be got from PC parts classifieds/swaps/blackmarket etc.
> HP may have official spares but at enormous price.
> Can you advise a good place to try ?
Depending on the type of motherboard you could buy an 850MHz CPU (designed
for 100Mhz FSB, 8.5x multiplier) and put it in the existing motherboard with
the FSB remaining at 66Mhz for a speed of (8.5*66=) 566 Mhz.
Or, as someone else suggested, you could look into getting more RAM instead.
What is the system being used for? How does CPU usage compare to memory
usage? (Run top to get this sort of info)
An example: (system is a 366 Celeron internet gateway/web server/database
server, has an xserver running but unused)
14:53:56 up 5 days, 20:58, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
76 processes: 74 sleeping, 2 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 2.3% user, 6.2% system, 0.6% nice, 90.9% idle
Mem: 127320K total, 124300K used, 3020K free, 2480K buffers
Swap: 265032K total, 8184K used, 256848K free, 63884K cached
This system would get no benefit frm a CPU upgrade (the 10% CPU is apache
serving a complicated webpage to a local user) but would show benefits from
a RAM upgrade if I wanted to use it as a desktop.