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Old 08-18-2006, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad has a crappy computer. It is a socket 478 and the RAM is ddr333. He wants me to make it faster so I am going to get him more ram and a new cpu. hw only has 512 now i think, so i am gonna get 2 gigs.

Can you check these parts out to see if they will be ok:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141214

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819111179 (is this good, i meen i no clock isn't everything but it is only 667 mhz so plz explain thanks.
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wow can someone reply
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2 gigs would be a waste in that comp, go with 1 gig and use the money to get the fastest CPU the mobo can handle.
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yeah dont get 2 gigs. unless your gaming your not going to see any advantage over the 1 gig.
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yeah dont get 2 gigs. unless your gaming your not going to see any advantage over the 1 gig.


Thats the dumbest thing I have ever heard.



Video editing, and hardcore ripping takes alot of advantage of 2GB.
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That processor will not work with his mobo. Even though it shows it as socket 478, it is a mobile chip. The mobile pin layout is different that the old desktop 478 sockets.

I would think twice about the whole upgrade. The price of that RAM is ridiculous. You can get 2gigs of DDR2 800 from that price.

I would recommend waiting until you can do a CPU/Mobo/RAM combo. That way you can get it up-to-date and not waste money on old tech.

Even with that budget you could go:

E6300 - $203
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

mobo - $93
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128015

RAM - $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227119

Total - $401

You will then need a gfx card since the new board would be PCI-e.

Vid card -$33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130010

Total - $434

That is about the same price of what you listed and this would just BLOW it away.
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very nice build idiotec.


since that mobo only supports DDR2 667 memory, might as well get this.. for less than $50 more..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231055



and to xtcy, also check for spyware/adware on your comp... but when you get the new parts you're gonna have to format/fresh install windows anyways so you won't have to worry about that...
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since that mobo only supports DDR2 667 memory, might as well get this.. for less than $50 more..
Nice catch.
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Im not sure about this things but the motherboard info says it dosnt have an AGP slot. A gigantic flaw in gaming.... unless u dont play games.
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