Celeron Upgrade

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Tarq

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I have had my computer three years it's a Packard Bell iConnect 1200. Since I originally bought it I have upgraded the RAM to 128MB (something I plan to do again to 256 then 512) and installed a new 80GB HDD, CDRW and upgraded to Windows XP. Until recently I only had MSN Messenger loading in the system tray at startup but a couple of months ago I installed AVG Anti-virus and ZoneAlarm to protect my computer whilst online. This has slowed my computer down considerably when loading up and generally it takes a while to do most things.

I still have a 700MHZ Intel Celeron processor as I thought to upgrade that I would need to buy a whole new motherboard and therefore new RAM etc. Is this true? Would any of the celerons on this site be compatible with my machine (e.g. I can take my old one out and replace it with that) and if I did upgrade that and the RAM would I notice a considerable difference?

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No you have a socket 370 motherboard and the processors on that page are socket 478. The highest frequency Celeron for your motherboard is 900 MHz. If your motherboard has a 66 MHz to 133MHz system clock then you can go up to a P3 1 GHz, however it would not be much of a performance hike, and Packard Bell computer cases are proprietary you can not install a standard ATX motherboard in them and the power supply is under powered and proprietary also and will not work with anything else. It would seem that your problem is not hardware related, you have to many processes running in the background. When you installed the anti virus software that was the straw that broke the camels back, try leaning out your background processes.
 

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Do you mean that I could never upgrade my motherboard or processor? Only RAM, HDD etc?

Thanks for your reply...
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Yes you can upgrade your your motherboard and processor you will need a standard ATX case and a Intel/AMD compatible PSU with a minumum 350W rating.
 
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