What's the difference....
I've been reading about motherboards and just want to know if I'll install a Pentium II and I would like to upgrade it after sometime to Pentium III, would I be needing a new motherboard? Hoping that someone can help me with this question. Thank a Lot..
You won't if your MoBo's BIOS supports the Pentium 3.
Most of the newer boards have BIOS's that already include support for the P3. If you have an older MoBo, you'll need to check the manufacturer's website to see if you can get a BIOS update. Most likely, you can.
If you buy a Pentium II motherboard with both the chipset and clock speed settings to support the Pentium III, then yes you can upgrade later. These are both Slot 1 cpus as is the Celeron. Meaning that the way the cpu connects to the board is through a connector called Slot 1. The original Pentium is a Socket 4 (60mhz, 66mhz, and some 90mhz), Socket 5 (75mhz-133mhz), Socket 7 (75mhz-233mhz w/wo MMX), or Super Socket 7 (75mhz-400+mhz w MMX and 3Dnow), and if you buy a Pentium system (or Cyrix, or AMD, or IDT), then you have no path to the Pentium III.
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