Slot A MB's and Slot 1 MB's, Same thing? 13 replies

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#1 13 years ago

I know I already have one thread for this, but I wasn't getting the answer I was looking for, and I have done some research on it myself, and have a bit more infor, to specify my question. I think slot a and slot 1 are the same things, arn't they? and if they are, can I take a 1GHz Athlon Slot A processor, and put it in my Slot 1 Motherboard, which currently has a 500mhz P3 in it, would it work? would it work if I changed something in the Bios? Plz give me a real answer, not a "I'm not sure, I would assume". Thx...




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#2 13 years ago

Well your Mobo atm has a Pentium in and ur tryin 2 put an AMD in... Does your Mobo support AMD's as well as Pentiums?




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#3 13 years ago
TheMitterI know I already have one thread for this, but I wasn't getting the answer I was looking for, and I have done some research on it myself, and have a bit more infor, to specify my question. I think slot a and slot 1 are the same things, arn't they? and if they are, can I take a 1GHz Athlon Slot A processor, and put it in my Slot 1 Motherboard, which currently has a 500mhz P3 in it, would it work? would it work if I changed something in the Bios? Plz give me a real answer, not a "I'm not sure, I would assume". Thx...

No. Emphatically "No". The Socket 1 motherboard was designed for original-generation 486 processors (those 10-year old 33MHz chips). There is no way in hell a 1GHz Athlon would run on it. You'd probably just end up frying the chip, that is if it would fit in the processor socket.




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#4 13 years ago

I don't know what motherboard you've got, but it definately isn't a Socket 1. Those were designed for original-generation Intel 486 chips. I would say you've got a Socket 370 running that 500MHz PIII, in which you should be able to find a 1GHz Socket 370 PIII chip - they certainly do exist.




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#5 13 years ago
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#6 13 years ago

And, there is no such thing as a 500MHz socket 370 pentium chip, pentium 3's were designed originally as upright processors, SLOT 1! It would be a celron, WHICH I DON'T HAVE, I HAVE A "SLOT 1" Upright pentium 3 CPU!




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#7 13 years ago

PII_Slot1.jpg slot 1 PII


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#8 13 years ago

PII AND III, SERIOUSLY! DO YOU GUYS LIKE ANNOYING ME! The p3 was originally released as an upright processor, put in slot 1, same as the PII, this lasted for only a little bit, those processors range anywhere from 450-1000 MHz, then they rereleased the new design to socket 370, those processors, I think are like from 600-1400 MHz, not to sure on that, but anyway, my point is that p3's were origanally upright processors. Now, a few athlon processors were released as Slot A, which is the same as Slot 1. Those ranged from, I think, about 600-1300 Mhz, then they were rereleased in Socket A or socket 468, and those ranged from, about...I think 750-The+3500(operating at an estimated....2.2GHz) I know my history, just I have never seen a Slot A athlon processor, besides a few on ebay, and on pricewatch. All I want to know, if slot A processors, in some cases, can work in a P3 board, and if so, what requirements does the board need (bios features, ect.) To run a Slot A Athlon. Now, can I plz have someone who knows what the hell they are talking about answer my question. Plz, no more inexperienced fools who don't know what they are talking about. Where the hell is monster user...




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#9 13 years ago

Slot 1 <> Slot A. They are not pin compatible, and you cannot switch CPUs between them. Nevermind the differences in core logic.




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#10 13 years ago

THANK YOU C38368! FINALLY someonegives me a real answer....thank you.




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