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:
and this mobo:
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....