As I mentioned I already updated the Bios to version 1.16 and the tech notes from HP stated that this update adds B-O stepping with CPUID = 683h support ! This would mean that theoretically this board could or might support up to 1000gz CPU as there is many slot 1 CPU’s that have that stepping code up to 1000gz.
Yes your right that HP won’t support anything over 500mz with this model Pavilion 8562, as I have talked to tech support and there restricted to saying only what has been printed by HP. BUT there 86xx series has this very same Asus P2B-VT with Bios 1.16 running with a 800mz slot 1 CPU so I am pretty sure it will support at least that !
My question is can I use a Flip chip 370 FCPGA chip with a slot 1 adaptor ? And use a more readily available CPU like the 370 FCPGA chip or has anyone had some experience with doing that ? Maybe I just need to use a Slot 1 CPU only because I know that these slot 1 adaptors can be very touchy :)
I really don’t want to buy a new system as this would be to costly. I just need window 98se to run fast enough that I’m not totally annoyed by the system, I plan on using this as a MP3 Jukebox for about 40gigs of music but at 500mz I’m forever waiting on the menus to change :(
The slot 1 to 370 adaptor is on flebay for 4 dollars shipped the total is 11 dollars so there really cheep and easy to get and I already have a FCPGA 766 Celeron that I would like to use if possible.