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Dear CPU Scorekeeper

I own a HP Pavilion 8315 with a Pentium II 350 and want to know if it is possible to upgrade the CPU to a PIII.

If not, what motherboard would I need?

- - Steve, July 2000

See the questionCPU Scorekeeper Responds

A thorough discussion of the various Pentium-II to Pentium-III upgrade issues can be found at Chris Hare's Processor Upgrading FAQ. Here are the essential details:
bulletYou should be able to upgrade your Slot-1 Pentium-II to any Slot-1 Pentium-III that also runs on a 100MHz bus speed, provided your motherboard can support the new processor's lower voltage requirements.
bulletYou may require a BIOS upgrade for your system to recognise the new chip properly.

As you can see from our Pentium-III Stats Page, the fastest current Coppermine that could work for you is a Pentium-III at 850MHz. Our CPU Comparator shows that such an upgrade could make your system almost three times faster!

Your CPU upgrade options will largely depend upon the voltage and power capabilities of your HP motherboard. Consult your documentation or your local HP dealer to be sure.

For warranty coverage, I would again consult your local HP dealer to install your CPU upgrade.

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