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Can I Upgrade Processor?


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#1 bigsis0929

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:22 PM

I also have an older Gateway computer. Has had ram upgraded to 256, and hard drive upgraded to 60 gig.(came with 3.2 g) Can I upgrade the processor , the video and sound card, on this old thing?
It has a ATI 3D rage pro agp 2x right now. Thanks...

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:17 PM

This is an educated guess, with no info, but I would say no. you really would'nt see a big difference. What is the model of the Gateway?
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Edited by garmanma, 01 April 2007 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:23 PM

Hello,

It may be possible to upgrade, but only so much, if you have the gateway that i'm thinking of, you might be able to upgrade the processor by using http://www.powerleap.com/PowerLeapAdapters.html

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:41 AM

It's older. It's got a 333 mhz processor. Model Number?? It says: G6-333C on front of tower. Is that it?
Purchased it Dec. of 1998. Will try the link. Thanks!! Pam

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:00 PM

You can use this tool, to give you info on processor RAM, http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:09 PM

Intel P2 or AMD K6 processors (which is most likely what this is) are pretty much only available though places like ebay now. that would be your best bet to avoid thowing all the money you spent on RAM away.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:16 PM

Ya I have a 333mhz k6-2 processor in my older system. I remember seeing a 500mhz one for 1$ on ebay with no bids. It was like 5-7$ shipping though.
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:20 PM

It's older. It's got a 333 mhz processor. Model Number?? It says: G6-333C on front of tower. Is that it?
Purchased it Dec. of 1998. Will try the link. Thanks!! Pam

In all honesty, I would not touch anything. You're maxed out on the RAM so the only thing to try is the CPU which would be hard to find, as previously stated. If you're like me and hate to throw anything away, put Unbutu-Linux on it and play around on it. It's pretty user-friendly
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:52 PM

Thanks to all! I really appreciate all the info! PAM




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