Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Replace A Celeron Motherboard With A P4 Dual Core Motherboard

This motherboard has dual core CPU support.

Upgrading a motherboard to allow a faster CPU will speed up nearly every operation the computer performs. The latest multi-core processors have the ability to run more than one instruction at a time and can be significantly faster than older processors when used with software that takes advantage of the feature. Clock speed still has a significant impact in that a very fast Celeron processor may actually outperform a slow dual-core processor in some functions. It is often necessary to upgrade the RAM and video card when changing motherboards, and this can also contribute to the increase in speed.


Removing the Celeron Motherboard

1. Power down the computer and disconnect all cables going to the back of the computer. Remove the case cover to expose the interior of the computer.

2. Disconnect the power leads and data cables from the motherboard as well as the case connectors for the power switch, speaker, reset switch, USB ports and any other cables that are connected to the motherboard.

3. Remove all expansion cards such as the video card, modem, network card and sound card. Remove any drives that are in the way, such as the hard drive or optical drive if necessary. Remove the RAM from the motherboard and then remove each of the screws that hold the motherboard to the case.

4. Remove the motherboard from the case by gently pulling it away from the back panel connectors and out of the case.

5. Compare the motherboard that just came out to the replacement motherboard to see if all of the rear ports are identical. If they do not match exactly, replace the rear port cover in the case with the new port cover that came with the new motherboard--so that all of the ports will protrude through the back of the case and be accessible.

Install the New Dual Core Motherboard

6. Install the new CPU onto the new motherboard by raising the locking lever to its full upright position and carefully inserting the CPU into the socket, aligning pin 1 on the CPU with pin 1 on the socket and then lowering the locking lever. Pin 1 location can generally be determined by the location of a small triangle on the CPU and the corresponding triangle on the socket.

7. Install the cooling solution onto the CPU and install the system RAM onto the motherboard.

8. Inspect the inside of the case to ensure that each hole in the motherboard has a corresponding standoff in the case to mount a screw to and that there are no extra standoffs. Also inspect the rear port area of the case to ensure each port will be accessible from the rear of the case.

9. Install the motherboard into the case by sliding the rear ports on the motherboard into the corresponding openings in the case and lowering the motherboard onto the standoffs. Insert screws into each standoff location and tighten gently to avoid damaging the motherboard.

10. Most new Motherboards include a driver CD.

Connect the data cables, power cables and case cables to the new motherboard. Install any necessary expansion boards. Use nylon cable ties on the cables to create a neat, professional appearance inside the case and to allow better air circulation. Reconnect the cables on the outside of the case and power on the system. If prompted by the operating system, insert the driver CD or DVD that came with the motherboard and follow the prompts on the screen to load the current drivers.

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