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Paulr3040
24-12-2002, 06:18 PM
I have a amd athlon 1600+. The latest from the motherboard manufacturer says it can take a cpu upgrade to 2200+.
two questions:

1/ would the difference between the 2 CPU's be an incredibly noticeable jump or just an average increase and not worth it?

2/what if i put in a 2400+ CPU?

Thanks in advance.

Paul.

kiwibeat
24-12-2002, 06:23 PM
depends what you use the PC for if gaming or heavy video encoding yes, just for surfing no that depends ion your connection the faster the cpu the dearer it is the longer you can wait the cheaper a cpu becomes

kiwibeat
24-12-2002, 06:24 PM
depends what you use the PC for if gaming or heavy video encoding yes, just for surfing no that depends ion your connection the faster the cpu the dearer it is the longer you can wait the cheaper a cpu becomes

Elephant
24-12-2002, 06:58 PM
I have a amd athlon 1600+. The latest from the motherboard manufacturer says it can take a cpu upgrade to 2200+.
two questions:

1/ would the difference between the 2 CPU's be an incredibly noticeable jump or just an average increase and not worth it?

2/what if i put in a 2400+ CPU?

Question 1:-
I don't think you are going to notice much difference depending on what you are doing. In theory you will get a 20% jump in CPU speed. The CPU though is not the only speed increase you can get. It depends on the rest of the system as well. If you are looking for better frame rates for games then it would be better to upgrade the Video card. You may also consider more RAM.

Question 2:-
According to what you say above the motherboard will not support a 2400+ cpu. It quite possibly will but you will maybe need to flash the BIOS. The other problem you have is what to do with the 1600+ cpu you take out of the motherboard?

Paulr3040
24-12-2002, 07:18 PM
games mainly, I also have a nvidia ti 4600 so want the best speed my motherbord can do.
paul

godfather
24-12-2002, 07:23 PM
Perhaps if you told us what motherboard you have, someone could comment further?
You are asking people about the capabilities of an unknown device?

Sorry, but the crystal ball is fogged this close to Christmas....:)

Paulr3040
24-12-2002, 07:23 PM
good advise. mainly for game play as have 512 ddr and nVidia ti4600 graphics. The old cpu? didn't think it would be worth much so hadn't given any thought.
thanks
paul

Paulr3040
24-12-2002, 07:27 PM
sorry - here goes
http://www.pcchips.com.tw/M825L.html
will take you to a specs and pics of my mainboard.
thanks for your advise.
Paul