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I have a Compaq Presario SR1729NL which has a Celeron D 346 cpu, which was fine when I bought the PC but now I want to do some more multitasking and I want to burn a lot of mini-DV vidoes onto DVD's which is currently taking far too long.

According to the manufacturers website I have the following motherboard:

ECS RC410-M,

CPU/Processor Socket: 775
Supports the following processors:
Pentium D 900 series Dual Core (Presler)
Pentium D 800 series Dual Core (Smithfield)
Pentium 4 500 (Prescott)
Pentium 4 600 (Prescott)
Celeron D (Prescott)
Celeron D (Cedar Mill)

Front-side bus (FSB) 800/533 MHz

Chipset Northbridge: ATI RC410
Southbridge: ATI IXP450

BIOS features AMI BIOS (ver. 3.24).

I am looking at the Pentium D 925 0r 930 as they are pretty cheap and are the best that my motherboard can handle.

My questions are:
Will I have any heat or power issues?
Is it just a straight swap?
Will I need to re-install XP?
Are there any other issues I should be aware of?

Thanks very much for any help!!
 

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I'd call them up and ask about the possibility of a Core 2 Duo as opposed to a Pentium D.
Already did, motherboard doesn't support it. I can't afford a new motherboard (might as well buy a new pc, but can't afford that either!!) so I'm stuck with Pentium D for now, probably the 935. I just need to know if I need to buy it with a fan, or if I can just buy the cpu and use my existing fan....
 

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It's best to use the heatsink that comes with the new CPU. The Pentium Ds run quite hot and the Celeron's heatsink may not be adequate enough to keep it cool.
 

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I have been having real trouble finding a Pentium D cpu new and boxed, so now I'm wondering if I could upgrade the motherboard and get one with a low-end Core 2 Duo cpu.
My question is, how would I know if the motherboard would fit in my Compaq Presario tower (SR1729NL, specs are in the first post).
I know my current motherboard is Micro ATX, but is that enough to know? Will I still be able to use the built-in memory card reader?
I also want to get a mobo with built-in graphics (I don't game on this machine, and the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 I currently have serves just fine) so I won't have to worry about getting a video card.
Any recommendations? I'm on a tight budget (around $200-$250). I was looking at this mobo - ASRock ConRoe1333-DVI/H i945G Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX - anyone know about it?
 

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Mobo's are pretty cheap, even a brand new one would go for about 150-250 but to find out if your new mobo will fit in your old case. the MicroATX should be the Case Fitting. look for another MicroATX and that should fit. otherwise you may need to get a new case. case's are ussually cheap.
 

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