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P4 3.0 Ghz Upgrade

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#1 bluepoet06


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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:54 PM

I own a pentium 4 processor 3.0ghz with l2cache which is working with gigabyte865. The hard disk have now gone kaput and so now i wish to even replace the mother board so that i will be able to use sata instead of ID.
ID 160gb comes for rs2400/- whereas sata 320gb is for rs 2400/-.
I am aware i will have to even replace my pc's ram .
MY concern is whether pentium 4 processor 3.0ghz 631 will work on which available motherboards ?
I guess P4 631
have 2mb l2cache, 775circuit/switch. but m nt sure.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:01 PM

There are a few, though with that old of technology, youd be better off just buying a whole new processor as well in my opinion. However, this Board will work with that processor, SATA hard drives, and DDR2 memory.



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Posted 13 June 2010 - 04:50 AM

Thing is i simply want to spend in steps.
Motherboard, hard disk and some RAM in one step
and then some more ram and new processor.
coz new processors quadcores, corei3/5/7 costs big !!

So i simply want to spend on some good motherboards bascically.

The board i am currently using is gigabyte 865 which will not be compatible with sata and newer processors, is what i think.
Please correct me if am i wrong.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:13 AM

Thing is i simply want to spend in steps.

The problem is that due to tech/hardware changes, you cannot always do that. It would be great if you could upgrade a bit here, and a bit there, but eventually you get to the point where you are throwing money into a system made entirely of obsolete components.

Socket 775 is essentially a dead end. DDR2 is a dead end. Look at CPU prices for Socket 1156 CPUs vs the price for Socket 775 CPUs, they are pretty close and socket 775 prices aren't going to drop anytime soon.

If you are set on getting a SATA drive, and want to run it on your present system, grab a SATA controller card, and a hard drive. Run the new hard drive from the controller card so you are only out ~$20 or so on something you won't use again.

Or as a last resort get an adapter to use a SATA drive with your IDE port:
Problem with tha last item is your motherboard BIOS might not like large capacity drives.

Save you money and make a major upgrade to an i5/6/7 1156 platform, or an AMD setup.

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