I have an Aopen AX4C-G board which supports P4 Northwood cpus. I want to run a Celeron D (Prescott) on it. I was told that it could be done with an alteration in the BIOS - Aopen does not support any Prescott cpus on this board, however, they support the Prescott CPUs on the AX4C Max II board.
Not yet - My case has a bad power supply, so I am waiting for the new power supply to show up. I am planning to start it up as soon as it arrives - I am trying to figure out ahead of time if it will blow up.
Also, supposively XP SP2 will only run with updated Prescott microcode (which I supposively don't have.....)
The Celeron D that I have is 2.53GHz, and the board supports hyperthreading, as well as overclocking. The only answers I have received from Aopen is that the board only runs northwood P4s.
>>>Good day Sir! In response to your updates, there¡¦s no modification in Bios to make the Prescott processor allow to this motherboard model due to hardware design that the board can support up to that certain code/type of processor.<<<
So, what do ya'll think? Possible, or am I going to end up with fried circuits.
On a side note - the Intel site states something about earlier P4 boards only running new P4s at 2.80GHz until you upgrade the board.