C|Net News.com heeft een nieuwsbericht over het upgraden van PII naar PIII. Een koekje volgens C|Net, want alles wat je nodig hebt is een update van je BIOS:
Consumers and personal computer makers wanting to improve Pentium II systems by adding Pentium III processors should find it easy going because the chips share design features.
Upgrading won't be difficult, according to Ming Chok, vice president of technology at Soyo, a company that makes the main circuit boards which house the processor. Consumers who want to replace a Pentium II with a Pentium III (or a Pentium II Xeon for a Pentium III Xeon) probably won't have to change their "motherboards" or their chipsets.
Users will have to update the PC's BIOS, but the software will be available on the web, Chok said.
"You can just put a Katmai into a PII motherboard. It's no problem," he said, referring to the upcoming chip's code name.