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29-03-2002, 11:19 PM
www.uyc.com.au have a 1000MHz Celeron slotket kit for $A255(~$NZ310) that looks much cheaper than buying a new motherboard and cpu.

Has anyone used one of these, or similar, to upgrade their cpu, rather than buying a new motherboard?
Did it work?
Was it an easy process?
Are they available in NZ?

30-03-2002, 12:19 AM
The kit you appear to be referring to is the 'slocket' and 'processor' combo. I would also be assuming that you currently have a 'slot 1' motherboard that you wish to use a newer celeron processor in......

The slockets are available in NZ...Paradigm Peripherals have them for around $36 + the price of a CPU

http://www.pp.co.nz

be warned though you not all slockets are compatible with all motherboards.....and you may be limited by the multiplier and FSB of your board......

It can be a gamble so you really need to provide some more info on your current set-up.....

30-03-2002, 01:03 AM
I have a MycompTMC TI6NBD slot 1 motherboard.

It supports 66MHz and 100MHz FSB, and the maximum multiplier is X8.0

30-03-2002, 10:03 PM
Upgrading is often a disappointment. The mobo contributes much to the system performance, and putting a faster CPU on an old mobo is often a costly experiment. Save up a few more dollars and get a Duron (if you want a 'budget' CPU) with a DDR mobo - will absolutely blow away a celeron. See www.tomshardware.com for the truth about the newer celerons.

30-03-2002, 11:39 PM
Yes an AMD Duron system with DDR would be very good. A major plus is that it would be a very upgradeable system, being able to go from a Duron 700 or so through to an Athlon XP 2000+.

Will cost slightly more than the slocket idea, but it will be a lot better valure for money.

JM