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Upgrade Pentium II processor?


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#1 Number_6

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

I picked up a Dell Pentium II XPSP3 machine as a backup/experimental machine. This thing is agonizingly slow, so I'm thinkg about upgrading the chip to something faster .

Is this do-able?

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

Not sure I'd term it "upgrade"...I would just buy a new motherboard/CPU, PSU, RAM and case.

PII systems are quite obsolete compared to the systems/technology which have emerged since then.

If an "upgrade" was doable, I doubt if it would be worth the effort...considering the prices of any number of components which are better quality while not commanding "brand new" prices today.

Example: One Vendor From www.pricewatch.com

Seems foolish to me to even think about spending money on such an obsolete system when the money could be better spent on something more current, yet inexpensive.

Even better, IMO, is a system that includes an O/S and proper license...such as http://www.pricewatch.com/gallery/computer.../athlon_le-1620

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 12:02 PM

I picked this thing up for $25, intending to use it as a backup machine. It's got XP on it, so I figured that if I could upgrade the CPU that would be sufficient. I don't need much in a machine for this purpose, I'm not a gamer, just need basics.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 12:35 PM

Understood...the best I can suggest is to see if you can find a Dell repair manual for that system and that might cover upgrade potential.

Understand that Dell doesn't even keep drivers for older systems readily available these days.

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