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Pentium 2 upgrades?

Posted on 1998-11-24
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 In the classified section of a local paper, I saw someone
advertising that you can now get your Pent. 1 w/ MMX upgraded to a Pentium II. I have an Aptiva with the Pentium I and MMX and would love to upgrade to the new  processor. Is this even possible? I bought the computer about 1 1/2 years ago and was told when they came out with Pent II that it would not even never be possible to upgrade. Then again I was also told that you could never upgrade a 486 to a Pentium, and now 486 user can upgrade to what I have for a around $200. What is the truth?
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I don't think so...  Intel had came out with the Pentium II OverDrive for Pentium Pro CPU, but nothing for the Pentium MMX CPU.  Where exactly did you see that ad?  The PII are actually based on Pentium Pro's core when design, therefore, it's possible for this OverDrive.  For details:

http://www.intel.com/overdrive/piiodp/index.htm
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Pentium and Pentium II are different architecture specially on the dam socket that plug into.
Pentium use socket 7 and Pentium II use slot 1 which they are not compatible

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