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Old November 17th 07, 02:08 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
DKline
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Default Overclocking Compaq 5700N

I wrote an earlier message regarding overclocking this machine.
Thanks for the suggestions. This machine runs XP very well and since
there is no chance of overclocking this is there a way to put a faster
Celeron processor in it, would it recognize it and run at the new
speed? There doesn't seem to be a way to set any switches or anything
on the motherboard. Thanks for any suggestions. DKline
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Old November 17th 07, 03:06 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
Ben Myers
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The motherboard is designed to accept the higher voltage Celeron CPUs. The
fastest is 533MHz. The CPUs are clock-locked, so running at the 533MHz speed
would be automatic.

The front side bus of the system is limited to 66MHz. With the help of special
hardware, it might be possible to install a faster low-voltage 766MHz Celeron.
See if PowerLeap still has a Socket 370 kit available, but it would probably be
more expensive than the system hardware is worth... Ben Myers

On Sat, 17 Nov 2007 06:08:51 -0800 (PST), DKline
wrote:

I wrote an earlier message regarding overclocking this machine.
Thanks for the suggestions. This machine runs XP very well and since
there is no chance of overclocking this is there a way to put a faster
Celeron processor in it, would it recognize it and run at the new
speed? There doesn't seem to be a way to set any switches or anything
on the motherboard. Thanks for any suggestions. DKline

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Old November 17th 07, 05:03 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
HH
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Default Overclocking Compaq 5700N

I agree with Ben. Do not throw money at this model. In addition to the
processor limits, you also have a severe memory bottleneck since the max RAM
this model takes is either 256MB or 384MB depending on which contradictory
spec you believe. 384 is BARELY sufficient for XP and that's only if you
never need to run two apps at the same time. Much better equipped PCs are
available today for under $500. I advise start saving.

HH

"Ben Myers" wrote in message
...
The motherboard is designed to accept the higher voltage Celeron CPUs.
The
fastest is 533MHz. The CPUs are clock-locked, so running at the 533MHz
speed
would be automatic.

The front side bus of the system is limited to 66MHz. With the help of
special
hardware, it might be possible to install a faster low-voltage 766MHz
Celeron.
See if PowerLeap still has a Socket 370 kit available, but it would
probably be
more expensive than the system hardware is worth... Ben Myers

On Sat, 17 Nov 2007 06:08:51 -0800 (PST), DKline

wrote:

I wrote an earlier message regarding overclocking this machine.
Thanks for the suggestions. This machine runs XP very well and since
there is no chance of overclocking this is there a way to put a faster
Celeron processor in it, would it recognize it and run at the new
speed? There doesn't seem to be a way to set any switches or anything
on the motherboard. Thanks for any suggestions. DKline



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Old November 18th 07, 04:12 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
Postman delivers
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Default Overclocking Compaq 5700N

DKline wrote:

I wrote an earlier message regarding overclocking this machine.
Thanks for the suggestions. This machine runs XP very well and since
there is no chance of overclocking this is there a way to put a faster
Celeron processor in it, would it recognize it and run at the new
speed? There doesn't seem to be a way to set any switches or anything
on the motherboard. Thanks for any suggestions. DKline

* * *

DKline,

With 2 gigs of 6400 ddr2 matched memory selling for $60 USDlrs, and a ECS
GeForce6100SM-M motherboard and AMD X2 be 2300 Combo in the $88 range. I
would think looking for a CPU/Motherboard combo would be a much better way
to upgrade your system rather than trying to keep your current
motherboard,and memory by adding a newer CPU...

Since the ECS GeForce6100SM-M is a micro board it should fit your case
without any modification, Your power supply output should be ok for the 45
watt CPU, & your front panel switches and wiring should adapt easily.

You would want a newer Sata hard drive, a solid 80gig WD is $40 at newegg,
and your current CD/DVD will work. A Stock CPU fan should work and you
might need a $7 tube of Arctic Silver to mount the CPU to the
motherboard...

I also saw a Celeron d430 CPU & motherboard combo for $59 Last weekend at my
local Fry's electronics if you were looking to spend a little less...

This is more than a few bits of Hardware change, but your total cost is far
less than a new computer... Yet your performace increases would be
amazing... You would have also assembled most of your computer... Remember
the AMD X2 6400 Black edition will fit in the ESC GeForce6100SM-M
motherboard giving you continued upgrade path...

Next time you would be able to build your own system, and reduce your
cost/performance premium that is in most brand name computers sitting on
the retail shelves...

JR the postman
 




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