Pentium Processor Upgrades are specific for the motherboard and the upgrade should come from the motherboard system manufacturer to avoid system malfunction.
This is important because you should get the units that are compatible with your motherboard in terms of its frequency, voltage and stepping between the processor and motherboard. The reason for this is the older manufactured motherboards do not meet the requirements (in terms of electrical and mechanical component) needed for the newer processors. This is the time when it is necessary to verify the supported processors with the manufacturer of your computer or your motherboard. When there is unavailablility of information, more often than not, the computer is not possible for newer processors or it just does not possible for Pentium processor upgrades. So it has always been advised to verify processor compatibility before upgrading your computer.
Ever since the evolution of the computer 486, Pentium Processor Upgrades have been easy for most of the systems. Intel, in fact, was able to incorporate in the design the capability of the standard sockets to a wide variety of processors. As a sample, a motherboard with Socket 7 can accept any Pentium processor.
The reason why users go thru Pentium Processor Upgrades is because users want to maximize the potential of the motherboard. Of course, users should consider the maximum support capacity of the computer. One can determine the support capacity thru the pc’s socket. It has always been recommended to purchase processors and adaptors together rather than buying them separately.
Pentium Processor Upgrades can double the peformance of the computer and notebook. Of course if you already have the fastest processor (example Pentium 233), the thing to look at is a complete overhaul of the motherboard. There was a time when Intel offered a one time special Overdrive processors for Pentium processor upgrades. It did not hit off due to the fact that it was overpriced. It was almost the same price as buying a motherboard and processor which defeats the purpose of the upgrade. Thus, the reason for the recall. From then on, Intel has not released any new versions. Besides the reason for the upgrade of the older system of the notebook or the computer is for cost efficiency reasons than buying a new cpu or notebook. More often than not, users can triple the performance of the upgraded computer at a small cost. However, some older systems are not upgradeable. So users should do a bit of research before doing any Pentium Processor Upgrades.