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Old 10-01-2005, 02:13 PM   #1
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I was thinking of upgrading to a top of the line processor but i need to learn the rules and I need some do's and donts here are my hardware specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LEDESMA
System Manufacturer ECS
System Model K7S5A
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1195 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T, 4/2/2001
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name LEDESMA\Default1
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 768.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 454.73 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 966.25 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

so what do you guys think?
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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i didnt see your graphics card there, what do you wanna use this system for?
games, word processing, what?
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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well, ive used this computer for mostly games and internet, i just wanted an upgrade thats twice as powerful than my pervious processor

My Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 64 MB
IRQ : 5 BIOS: 4.17.00.30 Bus: AGP 4X
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AMD Athlon 64 2800+ at least :)
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for your reply and ur recommendation.....I just wanna make sure this upgrade will speed up my PC without the result of buying another PC..I heard that if I upgrade it ...it wont work for the motherboard, RAM, Graphics card etc.. so i wanna make sure.
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Very important to:
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If computer is "manufactured" (ie. Dell, Compaq etc.), check with the computer manf. to determine which processors the mobo will support.
2.
If computer is "custom built", check with the mobo manf. to determine which processors the mobo will support.
3.
Guess Just because the board is, say, a Socket A, doesn't necessarily mean that it will support the entire Socket A family of processors

Download and run Everest Home Edition for a more detailed system inventory.
You can also run simple benchmarks for a "before and after" the upgrade.

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yes, please find the socket that your motherboard is compatible with and that will narrow down the processor you can upgrade to immensly
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