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silverhalo

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This is a newbie question:
If I wanted to upgrade from a cpu of 800mhz AMD Athlon to 1Ghz or so ... what do I needed to find out from my mother board, socket ...etc so I can know whether the mother board support it ??
Another question is: Is this worth it? or just purchase a new computer ??

Please explain in plain terms. Your help is greatly appreciated
 
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athlons of that speed came in two sockets a alot a socket and a socket462 (socket a) if it is a socket 462 you can go as high as 1.4 thunderbird but those are more expensive then 1.2 because they are rare almost more cost effective to get newer mobo and processor
 
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Upgrading from 800MHz to 1GHz is a waste of money; you won't even NOTICE the speed increase. Some of the early Slot A motherboards won't support a CPU beyond 800MHz, while some of the early Socket A motherboards won't support anything faster than one gigahertz. You're looking at a money pit for very little improvement in speed; your best bet is to start saving for a new system.

Remember, you can buy a brand-new Ford Mustang for about $30K, which includes a warranty, but buying the parts individually and building it yourself will cost at LEAST $100K JUST FOR THE PARTS. That doesn't include the labor charges, and you DON'T get a warranty...

Find a good price on a complete system, and use the old system for e-mail and web-browsing, or donate it to a charity.

Good luck; Happy New Year.
 

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I agree. The only difference you would notice MIGHT be on a benchmark. In any real world app there would be no difference at all.

Save the money and use it toward a modern amd64 system. You will be much happier in the long run.
 
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