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    Does anyone know what the highest celeron processor the current book pcs support. I heard it was only 500mhz while i have a 600 mhz cel. Thanks in advance

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    I've got a 500 mhz in mine (with the intel chipset, not the mvp). The manual says that it can go up to 533mhz, then it says that it may support speeds higher than 533, but thats the highest speed that was out at that point. (533)

    You say that you have a 600... Are you running the 600 in your BookPC?

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    The Book PC's fastest processor is a Celeron 533 Mhz. Anything over is a Celeron II with a different core voltage (1.6v versus 2.0v of the Celeron) and the Celeron II also has a slightly different pinout from the original Celeron. But I'll bet some company will come out with a "slocket" of some kind that will allow a Celeron II to be retrofitted to an older Celeron system if it doesn't already exist.

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    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the responses. I just shipped my bookpc back today because it did not work with my cel 600 after a few boots. The error message it gave me was the my CPU frequency control was not set properly or something like that. Is there anyway i could underclock the processor so the computer would think its a 533?? Or is the core voltage diference still a concern. Thanks.

    Aladdin

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    Is there anyway i could underclock the processor so the computer would think its a 533?? Or is the core voltage diference still a concern.

    No, you won't be able to get the mobo to work *directly* with the 600. The mobo is designed to work with PPGA chips, which in the case of Celerons means below 533.

    The Celeron 600 you have is a FCPGA chip. Basically the differences (as already mentioned) are;
    1) The physical layout of the chip.
    2) The pins are different.
    3) The voltage is different.

    There are however adapters that will allow FCPGA chips to work on PPGA mobos. Look around on the web- I know powerleap makes one, probably IWill does too.

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    thanks for clearing that up for me. i appreciate it.

    aladdin

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