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Old 12-19-2006, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default help upgrading my mommas desktop

hey fellas.
i have tried everything i can to speed up my moms office pc.
nothing seems to work, it is just a dog.
it's a dell dimension 3000 (yuck) with a p4 2.8 socket 478 prescott.
im thikin i may get her a 3.0 oem prescott, and maybe a new mobo that i can overclock a little. i upgraded the ram already to 1 gb patriot, didn't really help as much as i'd hoped

new egg has this p4w 800mhz fsb:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116027

and this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138262

i think i need to change both the mobo and the cpu to get the most out of this P.O.S., adjust the ram timings, up the fsb etc.

a few questions:
will this board fit in the dell dimension 3000 case with no mods?

is this the best cpu for socket 478?

will i be able to just drop in the cpu to old board if need be?

what do i have to do (besides deleting mobo drivers) to switch the mobo? i.e. any problems with windows, she runs xp sp2, hard drive, etc?

lastly, any feedback is appreciated. help me....
thanks
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