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Old 01-25-2006, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my comp for 5 years now and would like to do some upgrades for gaming (not hardcore), for about $200 Cdn. It's an intel celeron 800 mhz. 64 MG ram, 32 Mg Nvidia geforce 2. Suggestions?
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yup.

Processor PIII 933mhz
http://cgi.ebay.com/933MHz-Pentium-3...QQcmdZViewItem

512mb of PC133 ram
http://cgi.ebay.com/512MB-PC133-SDRA...QQcmdZViewItem

Radeon 9550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102503

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Thanks. That PC133 Ram page is out of date though.

Are you sure the P III processor would be compatible with my Celeron?
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you would be replacing the celeron of course but yes, most likely the PIII will work on your motherboard. those are good upgrade suggestions. basically i agree with the first poster
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the only thing I can see happening is this... If you have a slot 1 processor, then you'll need a slot one replacement. More than likely, it's a socket 370, but in the case of slot 1, you'll need to find a compatible CPU.

Download a program called CPU-Z and look on the first page of it. It should tell you in the little blank called "package" what slot it is.

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I downloaded that program. It's a socket 370. So that means it has good compatibility with Pentiums?

One other thing- it says it has 256 MB of SDRAM for memory. I thought it had 64. Does that mean I can upgrade to say, 1024 MB if I want to? (there's three empty memory slots).
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You probably can, but there's not too much of a point. You can stick a 512mb stick of ram in there with it, and it'll have 768. That's about all the pentium 3 can probably effeciently make use of.

If you have a socket 370, then good. You're a lot better off. Slot 1 is so weird anyway. I think I hate it.

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