View Full Version : Processor upgrade.

17-01-2004, 05:21 PM
Can any one tell me whether it is worthwhile upgrading to a new processor on an older motherboard.
The existing CPU is a celeron 1.0 Ghz with 256 Mb ram running Windows XP.
I'm going to put more Ram in, but wondered if I would get a good performance lift by also updating to a 1.3 Ghz Celeron. This appears to be as high as I can go as the bus is 100 Megahertz and the socket is 370. I can get a 1.3 and fan new for $120.00 NZ. Is this worthwhile or time to buy a new PC or motherboard?

17-01-2004, 06:11 PM
Dont bother mate. Save ur money for something else .... 1 GHz to 1.3 isn't really gonna make a whole lot of difference. In fact you might even be able to overclock ur existing 1.0 GHz to 1.3.

If I were you, I ll just save the money ...and buy a whole new computer all together. : )

17-01-2004, 08:08 PM
Yeah save up, i built my computer on the cheap, and it's good.

For $1600, i got

Gigabit Lan,
Athlon XP 2800+
512MB DDR 400Mhz RAM
My mobo has 8 USB2 Ports :D
Floppy, cd, etc etc.