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Patrick 2003
20-12-2003, 12:54 PM
How fast could i upgrade my P4 1.8Ghz computer to? could i upgrade it to a 2 Ghz or higher and how much would this cost me?

20-12-2003, 01:16 PM
depends on what motherboard you got...........

Patrick 2003
20-12-2003, 02:22 PM
the motherboard is a commate - P4GA

20-12-2003, 02:43 PM
If it is a P4BGA the Commate (http://www.tcommate.com.tw/EN/PRODUCT/SOCKET478.htm) site states a maximum of 2.4Ghz processor. A good site to check out prices for computer bits and pieces is Pricespy (http://www.pricespy.co.nz)

HTH :)

Patrick 2003
20-12-2003, 06:06 PM
no no its a Commate - P4GA

20-12-2003, 06:14 PM
Commate list no such mobo (P4GA) on their site, so it will be hard to get any details.

Patrick 2003
20-12-2003, 06:21 PM
ok i have the specification sheet next to which i got from dse when i purchased my computer and i look down to motherboard and it says Commate - P4GA
in other words im probley stuffed?

Jen C
20-12-2003, 06:35 PM
To find out who is the manufacturer of your motherboard, download AIDA32 - Personal System Information (http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32). This program will give you quite a bit of information on your system.

the highlander
20-12-2003, 06:50 PM
The chances are good that it will take up to a P4 2400a or b model northwood or greater but not a certainty. The only reference I could find to your board was an Iwill mobo which doesn't help. Best option would be to take it to a reputable comp shop and get them to test out the options before you lay out any dollars. P4 2.4's retail about $300 to 380 depending where you get one. If your present chip is a willamette p4 then then you would probably notice the difference upgrading to a northwood 2.4. If it is a northwood 1.8 I wouldn't bother unless you are a hard core gamer.
By the way, where did you get a commate mobo from ? The only commate board I have ever seen in NZ was in a dick smith mini micro all in one box they were selling earlier this year

This program might help determinie what your chipset amd cpu are
download the personal system at


Patrick 2003
20-12-2003, 09:07 PM
yeah, i got it from dick smiths a wee while ago. and it is a northwood. it is a DSE Ronin and it goes good.
im gonna download that program now
thanks for all the help