Pentium M CPU upgrade question (will my 400 MHz FSB system take a 533 MHz FSB CPU?)
Posted on 2007-04-04
Hello. I have a Dell Latitude D505. According to CPU-Z, these are my current processor specs:
Intel Pentium M 725, Dothan, mPGA-479M, running 400 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2, at 1.6 GHz.
I want to upgrade to a 1.86 or faster chip, but I'm not sure what it can and can't do. If I know of someone I can get a Pentium M, 1.86 GHz, 478pin, 2 MB L2, SL7S9 step, running a 533 MHz FSB - will it work?
My biggest concern is the FSB. Will a machine that runs a 400 MHz FSB accept a 533 MHz chip and throttle it down automatically?
Thank you for your help!