Re: CPU inside the 300PL

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Bob Jones, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Guest

    Rob Reedijk <reedijk@hera.med.utoronto.ca> wrote in message news:<bisqur$5at$2@news1.chem.utoronto.ca>...
    > >> Hold the phone...you have a P3-550 CPU in there?


    Rob, the machine has one of those "Intel Inside: Pentium III" labels
    on the box and system information shows a Pentium III of unspecified
    MHZ. I believe I read somewhere on or inside the unit that it's a 550,
    but since the CPU is encased in that absurd, gigantic, oversized and
    mysterious box, I can't verify.

    Bob
  2. Arny Krueger

    Arny Krueger Guest

    "Bob Jones" <questionz_99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:4396eabe.0308311454.19b79c7e@posting.google.com
    > Rob Reedijk <reedijk@hera.med.utoronto.ca> wrote in message
    > news:<bisqur$5at$2@news1.chem.utoronto.ca>...
    >>>> Hold the phone...you have a P3-550 CPU in there?

    >
    > Rob, the machine has one of those "Intel Inside: Pentium III" labels
    > on the box and system information shows a Pentium III of unspecified
    > MHZ. I believe I read somewhere on or inside the unit that it's a 550,
    > but since the CPU is encased in that absurd, gigantic, oversized and
    > mysterious box, I can't verify.


    If you are referring to the slot 1 unit, the CPU speed is coded on the top,
    exposed for all to see.

    The first code on this P2 I pulled out of the junk box says:

    80522PX233512, which means its a P2-233 with 512K of cache.

    If you have a 550 MHz system, then upgrading to 700 MHz is probably not
    worth the trouble. But if its a 350 or 400, then you might get a noticeable
    benefit out of an upgrade to say, 700 MHz.

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