Agreed, that 1700+ probably has at least 2.2ghz in it...Originally posted by: SickBeast
I've looked into this exact upgrade scenario. The trouble is, with both chips you're limited to multipliers of 12.5 or lower. With PC2700 memory, that means you can only hit 2083mhz. I have two 1700+ tbred-b systems, and they both run at that speed without any issues.
I would suggest that a memory upgrade would serve you better than the cpu swap you're proposing. Just sell off your old stuff on the for sale forum and pick up some pc3200/3500 stuff.