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Old 03-30-2004, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i want to upgrade my processor from a 2400+ to a 2800+, what exactly do i need to take out the processor in.... all i need is the gel stuff , processor and static wristband. But is it ok if i take out the old one and put in the new one and everything will be fine... need finer input on this pls thnx.

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Old 03-30-2004, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not gel, you want something like artic silver ceramique thermal paste. just dismount the heatsink, lift lever, replace CPU, lower lever, mount heatsink. i think you are wasting your money and a good xp25500. the difference between the xp2800 is very little. go for a 3000+ or faster for a noticable upgrade.

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I'm with stupid ^^

Changing a CPU isn't a hard task. I think getting the heatsink on and off killed more CPU's the static discharges or overseeing the lever(where do you think Zero Insertion Force Socket came from).

If you bought a boxed cooler, there might be some paste in the Hs itself. This stuff aint that good, so u'd be doign a good job replacing it with silver-goo.

Don't forget, the best ammount of hs-paste is very little. I rmember my cpu went up to 70'C putting the entire dose of gel supplied with my cooler on my precious K6-2. For a barton core(dunno if there are any other 2800+ cores), even a drop @ the size of a pea is too much.

Ps: Why the need to buy a new cpu? A 2400+ is just fine and most of em are very well overcloackable. I'm running on a 1800+ and only during games i curse it's speed :P
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Whenever you change any processor, its good to know if its compatible with your current hardware, that way you know if you need more RAM or a larger HDD, you might even need to upgrade you OS. Also make sure the pin arrangement on the CPU will fit (eg. Socket 370 etc.).
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I gotta go with Ek on this, Not much of a bump Dude as far as processor's go.
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Make sure that you motherboard jumper settings for FSB are correct. The 2400+ has a FSB of 266 but the 2800's FSB is 333. If your board has a jumper for FSB and you don't set it correctly, your CPU will not post at the correct speed.
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I would just buy a good $30 dollar heatsink/fan and overclock that sucker...just make sure you know what you're doing first
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if your going to overclock, get the barton 2500+. It's a great overclocker and will be far cheaper than the 2800+

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