Thanks, that's good news if I can really do that. Except that LoneWolf15 says something different.
As I mentioned in the first post, I'm interested in #3. 2.8GHz (800MHz) Prescott 1MB cache. #2-#5 all have similar prices while #1 is Â£30 cheaper.
Thanks, that's what I already checked and posted in the original post.
I'm in the UK and it's easier (and may also be cheaper) to find the CPUs #1-#5 listed in the original post.
I do not want a new motherboard.
Exactly! It takes 10 hours to convert a DVD to XviD with this Celeron 1.7GHz and people says it should only takes 2 hours with Pentium 4!
Now, what you say here is different from what Dee-ehn says.
1. You say that it could cause additional issues. Could you give some examples? Surely not supporting hyperthreading is not an "issue" as long as the CPU can run fine (this leads the the next question).
2. When you say CPU X is not support by motherboard Y, do you mean a) CPU X wouldn't run at all OR b) CPU X would run but at the max speed supported by the motherboard Y? My understanding was that it's (b) and Dee-ehn confirmed that it's (b) but from your reply I gathered you mean (a).
Similarly, the reason the newer CPUs are not listed could be because they are not "fully" supported i.e., not all features are supported (based on Dee-ehn's reply). Or maybe because they wouldn't run at all (based on your reply).
Dee-ehn, LoneWolf15: could you confirm please?
If #3. 2.8GHz (800MHz) Prescott 1MB cache can run fine (as best as the motherboard can support) without a problem I won't upgrade the motherboard.