Well as far as my limited knowledge suggests the 440bx chipset were only compatible with Pentium II or II 450........on intel mobo............where as the BX2 chipsets were compatible with celerons starting from 266mhz to 700 or obove........!
Actually I just found out that I need a specific slocket adapter for my board. The one I have now is for PPGA chips, but I have an FC-PGA Celeron right now. My motherboard does support up to 800Mhz but I need to find out where to get an FC-PGA slocket card now. Does anyone know of some place to buy it or order online? Keep in mind I live in Ontario, Canada.
Finding a slocket for FC-PGA -> Slot 1 shouldn't be too hard. All of Intel's current Celeron and Pentium 3 processors use FC-PGA and are compatible with Slot 1. Here's one: http://www.bxboards.com/iwill370ii.shtml
A 440BX should support up to 1 Ghz Celeron and P3. I have a 440BX board and my P3 is very comfortable in it.
Thanks for your help guys. I actually found a FCPGA adapter after about 8 hours of combing the city. It was in a small store on a pretty busy road but you'd hardly notice it. There was one left. Thank god I found it or I'd have to return my chip! Anyways, I'm up and running with it now but there really isn't much of a speed improvement in anything other than games (keep in mind I had a K6-2 450!) but I guess that is to be expected. I was gonna get the gig Celery, but my board only has 8x multiplier dammit. Oh well, problem solved. Thanks again.
try running your celleron 800 at 133 fsb (1064mhz). I bet it can do it. your only limiting factor is your bx board and your heatsink. most celly 800's will hit a gig.
all intel multipliers are locked so it doesnt matter what multiplier is on your board. my board goes to 9 or something like that and the multiplier on my chip is 10. I have a p3 1000E in a slotkit on my bx board running at 1240mhz. your board would have recognized the celleron 1 gig just fine. and it would have run at 1 gig.
Yes, the only major improvement you will get with a new CPU (of the same generation) is in games and other CPU-intensive tasks (compress, video encoding, etc.). The primary performance bottheneck to any PC system is the hard drive so if you want to see faster loading times in Windows and other programs then you'd have to get a faster hard drive (or more RAM).
I was thinking about overclocking but I'm unsure of the stability I'd get from running at 133FSB. The thing is, I'm going to have this computer on 24/7 since it splits my internet connection through a LAN and I also use it very regularly. I suppose I'd also have to get PC133 SDRAM and the prices just shot up 50% to about $35 CDN, which ain't much but I don't think its worth getting for a risky improvement. There is no voltage regulation either cause the FCPGA slocket is auto select on voltage. I'd really like to overclock it sometime though... maybe when the system starts to REALLY lag.