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What is a  socket 7 motherboard.  Can I upgrade to a faster processor?  All I can see in the motherboard is 586 ITOX Rev.c1
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Socket 7 is the first generation Pentium cpu: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci213022,00.html
Generally speaking, it is so old you would get better value buying one of those new $500 machines, since they are at least running 2GHz.
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as stated in your other thread:
http://www.itox.com/pages/products/Mothers/ItoxMB/ItoxSpec1.CFM

your p166 can be upgraded.  for about 25 bucks you can pick up an amd k6 500mhz (which your board would run at 300mhz)
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>for about 25 bucks you can pick up an amd k6 500mhz (which your board would run at 300mhz)
on old boards it may not be possible to set the core voltage low enough for the faster cpus.
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just shove that motherboard in the bin and get a new one. it is highly unlikely that you are going to get any new processor that will run on this motherboard.
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if you go to the link i posted it shows that his board is compatible up to the 300mhz k6
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CAllandor not true there is a socket 5 out also
don't throw away the motherboard i could use it

it ain';t hard to find old processors like that i got a 90,133,166,200,200mega herz processors but put a 200 in a 133  so i could use  a new board also i know i listed 200 twice because i got two of them also they all work
 

i even got a old 486 DX pre pentium processor a 33mhz cpu with the board it works fine
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Thanks for the info.  I was able to locate a new AMD K6-300 for $50.  
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$50 may seem like alot for an older processor but if it's twice what you had before then it's cheaper than buying a whole new system and you know the parts and install are good.
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