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I have an IBM Aptiva w/ PII 266 chip and an Intell 440LX chipset.  I've been told it's possible to upgrade to a Celeron 466.  Two questions: 1.  How will the Celeron "Socket 370" come into play?  2.  Is there anything major I need to take into consideration while performing this upgrade (other than checking with IBM for a possible BIOS upgrade)?
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If your PII processor is slot 1 you will need an adapter.
Get a Socket 370 to slot one adapter (about $8.00 to $10.00)

The only other things to watch for are the jumper/dip switch settings. You should be able to get these from IBM's web site.

Who told you the MB was upgradable, IBM? The Celeron uses a 100 MHz bus. The 266 a 66 MHz bus. Make absolutely sure before you buy the processor..

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I almost forgot, check if your motherboard auto detects the CPU voltage or if there are jumpers. Make sure this setting is correct or you will blow the Celeron.

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In response to your MB response, I read an article at http://cpusite.examedia.nl/docs/celeron400.html and other sites that state the celeron chip has a busspeed of 66MHz and is upgradeable with a LX/ED MB.  Thanks for the advice, every bit helps.  
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And also, whatever celeron u buying, make sure its is at least 300A or higher because u dn't want the old celerons to run slower than your 266. hehe.  Also, if you want more for the buck, u may also add extra cooling fan and overclock the 300a.  It may give you an extra 150 MHz!  But u must check to see if your motherboard can handle it though.
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