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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:39 PM
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Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:20 AM
Core 2 is cheap?
Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:40 AM
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Posted 12 November 2006 - 09:25 AM
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Edited by adkron, 13 November 2006 - 01:23 AM.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:46 AM
Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:58 PM
Yeah, you would need to change your motherboard and heatsink before you just flopped a new cpu in there. If your looking to get your hands dirty and do your own upgrade, i would check out newegg and tigerdirects motherboard&cpu combos or barebone kits. I would also call either or both companies to get their extra insight. They will suggest what boards will work with your current ram etc...
Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:00 PM
Without broadband and without many demanding tasks for the computer to perform, I doubt that you'll realize a significant performance increase that you couldn't achieve for much less by using your existing system.
There's several different things that can be done to increase your computers performance. From what you've told us, the most obvious thing would be to increase your RAM to 1 gB. XP runs pretty well on 512 mB - but you've got to do a lot of maintenance to keep it there. With 1 gB the maintenance requirements will be less.
Another option is to upgrade your processor from the AMD 2000+. I'm not real good with AMD processors, so I'll leave this for another person. FWIW - the processor is a "PGA462 Socket A"
After that, we can trim your services and startups which will allow your system to run more smoothly and quickly. Then we can add some performance tweaks to speed it up even more. Each of the tweaks individually won't seem that significant, but after a while you'll be running just as fast as your friend with the Dell - and for much less money!
Edited by adkron, 13 November 2006 - 07:14 PM.
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