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Old 11-10-2006, 03:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Would something like this be a noticable upgrade?
http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-ATHLON-XP-26...QQcmdZViewItem

And, im am new to upgrading computers and stuff and i have found out that the motherboard has these expansion slots.


http://www.ocworkbench.com/2002/ecs/...5A%20BOARD.htm

Does that mean that i look for a pci? or does it have to be like x16 or something like that, i am not sure.

One final question, since i am looking into a buying an oem processor, does that mean that i have to use thermal paste also?
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Would something like this be a noticable upgrade?
It should. It is a 2.083 GHz chip, versus the 1.something already in it.

Oh, and OEM means CPU only, so, yes, you'd have to buy thermal paste.

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4X AGP slot
You have an AGP slot. Even though it is only a 4x, it is still better than a PCI slot. PCI-E 16x is the current standard, but your motherboard doesn't have it. So be sure that whatever card you look at/buy is an AGP card.

Here's NewEgg's list of 4x/8x AGP cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=48
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Ok, thanks
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How about these upgrades than?

Nvidia 5200 -----> 6600 GT (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814140048)

Amd Athlon XP @ 1.24 Ghz ------>
AMD ATHLON XP 2600 2.083 GHz CPU THOROUGHBRED PROCESSOR
(http://search.ebay.com/search/search...trypage=search)

Ram 256 MB---> 1gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145439)


Hope my dad would be willing to go a few dollars over 200 for this than :-)

Thanks for the help guys
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there's a deal on the side of newegg that is 89 for a mobo and cpu.
Seems a good deal.

with the extra buy some ram/vid card.
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which cpu and mobo?
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From what I can find, the mobo/CPU deals that cheap are socket 754'2 with AGP, cheap motherboards. but still better than the system you're working with.
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