can this motherboard see 450 mhz? Tomato EX98

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gorgans
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my pentium ii mother board got hit by lightning and i was thinking of buying a new mothermoard for my pentium 450 mhz processor but only one dealwer in my area stocks a pentium ii motherboard and it is a Tomato EX98. the specs says it uses pentium processor 233-333. i would like to know if a bios update will let it see my pentium ii 450 mhz processor? has anyone used a 450 mhz processor on this board? i would like to know before i spend any money. the specs are below.

Intel® Pentium II 233-333MHz

CHIPSET Intel 440EX AGPset

SYSTEM MEMORY 2 x 168-Pin DIMM Socket
Support 8MB to 128MB 3.3V SDRAM
Total Memory Capacity 256MB

2 x Serial Ports (16550 Fast UART Compatible)
1 x Parallel Port (ECP, EPP Port)
1x IrDA TX/RX Port
2 x USB Ports
1 x PS/2 Mouse Port


BIOS AMI BIOS, PC98/ACPI/DMI compliant
EXPANSION SLOTS 3 x PCI Bus Slots
2 x ISA Bus Slots
1 x AGP Slot
edwin
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i440EX chipset, 66MHz FSB only, you need 100MHz FSB, hardware limit, bios update is not going to solve this, you need an i440BX or i440ZX board for that, not i440EX or i440LX.
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