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well, the motherboard's website says there is a bios update (assuming you have board v1.2) that has support for pentium 3s.
My guess is that with the bios update, the board will be able to support the pentium 3
Thanks for the info. That's good news.
My motherboard says V3.4A. That's the only indicator present so I am assuming that is the version number.
I have never performed a BIOS update and I a reluctant to try (yet). I have the original manual and CD with the instructions and utilities, so I may try it after a bit of reading.
At least it's good to know that it can support a P3.
My only reason for wanting to even use this old PC is to load a linux dist and so far it just can't cope. I've just installed the maximum memory (768MB) from its previous 256MB, so with a faster CPU it might just about manage a small linux install. Purely for experimental purposes.
Update: I installed the P3 and it ran like a dog. My original P2 ran nearly four times faster, so I'll stick with that. Worth a try I guess.