I have a HP Pavilion 8250 with the
following known specifications:
1. 266MHZ CPU (Slot 1)
2. 128 RAM
3. 2 Meg on-board video RAM
4. 440LX chipset
5. Intel motherboard with a 5.X multiplier DIP switch setup
6. The BIOS supports large hard drives
7. Purchased computer in May of 1998 from Comp USA
This is all I know about it. I currently have this computer set to a 5.X
multiplier setting and using the Celeron-266.
Can you advise me as to whether I can put a Pentium-II inside of this? It
sure would be nice to get something done with it.
As you can see from our Celeron
stats page, your Celeron was one of the first ones off of Intel's
assembly lines, before they incorporated an on-board cache that finally
pushed it into the realm of a real processor. Looking at its CPU
score, I can understand your frustration.
With a BIOS upgrade, you may be able to take advantage of some of the
newer Slot-1 Celerons that have sped up
to 466MHz. Although your motherboard is still said to be upgradeable only
to 333MHz, you may be able to use some out-of-spec jumper settings to
support faster speeds.
Of course, success with this upgrade depends upon being able to track
down a Slot-1 Celeron, which may be a bit difficult these days. A better
bet might be to invest in a Slot 1
adaptor and processor to drop
Note that these solutions have not been verified with our own testing
with this particular HP
model, but are based only on the available documentation. However, for
the price of a Pentium-III, they're
worth a try to wring a bit more life out of your system.
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