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#1 mattk37

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 05:43 PM

Hi, I currently have an older computer with everything new except a motherboard and cpu.
Currently, I have a pentium 3 1.0 GHz cpu, overclocked at a maximum of 1.16 GHz. I found a 1.4 GHz cpu that is compatible and I was wondering if I should buy it for the price of 60 $. Will there be a great speed improvement? Or should I just get rid of it (I dont really want to buy a new computer :thumbsup: ).
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:53 PM

I don't think you would see much improvement. I overclock my core 2 duo processor from 2.0ghz to 2.8ghz, and I only see a small performance increase. You'd be better off saving up for a new computer.
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:50 PM

yeah, for 60$ that upgrade isn't worth it. You can probably build you own computer for ~400$ USD, and get something thats running 5x faster than that thing.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

ok, I found a motherboard/cpu combo with a pentium dual core 2.20 GHz, 2048 mb of ram, a fan, and a new power supply, all for about 180 dollars. :thumbsup: new

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:52 AM

see, exactly. A P3 proccessor is so outdated, its not worth upgrading. P4s are on the edge of being in that range. Actually, that 180$ computer sounds like a really good deal.

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#6 mattk37

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:17 PM

ya, tigerdirect.com is great for all your needs :thumbsup: (no spam, recommendation)

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:17 PM

Dont DO iT!!!! Just start saving to upgrade the whole computer. You can get a nice Pentium dual core for around that price and it would be a night and day difference in speed.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:26 PM

Dont DO iT!!!! Just start saving to upgrade the whole computer. You can get a nice Pentium dual core for around that price and it would be a night and day difference in speed.

im not anymore, read my other post on the dual core, psu, and 2048 mb ram and mobo for 180$ :thumbsup:




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