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Old 06-26-2005, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm lookin to upgrade my little brothers computer but really dont feel like paying a whole lot for parts he plays some high graphics games, and has a 9600 pro.... he recently purchased a 3.2ghz processor, but the multiplier is locked so he needs a mobo upgrade.... i was just wondering if this would be a good buy for him.... and if not can someone tell me where to get one cheap.. thx for all ur help guys....


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you can't unlock the multiplier off of a Pentium 4. SO what's the use.... And that mobo sucks.
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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err... its a dell... and dell locks the multiplier....
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Intel locks the multiplier, not dell

And for a dell PC, if you switch out the mobo, you also need a new power supply and case
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And for a dell PC, if you switch out the mobo, you also need a new power supply and case
Yep. It is Dell's evil way to enforce their brand loyalty.

So, if you go with a case/PSU replacement, go with a reputable PSU company (ThermalTake, Antec).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129148
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It is possible to unlock the multiplier on some boards...

Intel 925X/925XE chipsets have the ability with some bios upgrades. This is LGA775 of course... and only the 5xx series.

In anycase, everyones right: you have to upgrade half the PC to upgrade at all.

Trotters suggestions look good, if your looking for the extreme budget way out.
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