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MOBO/HD Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tosim33, Nov 12, 2001.

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  1. tosim33

    tosim33 Thread Starter

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    Your advice please:Am running WIN98SE (after formatting, partitioning). HD is only 8.4GB, but after 3 years of hard use still have roughly 5GB free. ( Am a software junky but store most appys on CDRs and ZIPs.
    I am not a gamer. Computer is Packard Bell multimedia, AMD-K6-2,3DNOW,model 955. I've changed CDROM to 52X and installed a good burner(both less than 6 months ago). All in all, (using DSL), am well pleased with system. However, I've been thinking of upgrading by changing to maybe 40GB HD, and new MOBO. I can get the ASUS A7V133 raid mobo w/VIAKT133A chipset w/Socket A interface, AND 1.2GB AMD Athlon processor for $169 + tax. Will I also have to upgrade power supply( don't have specs on present one)? Your thoughts please. Thanks, again.
     
  2. RandyG

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    Old adage . . ."If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

    More than likely, the K6 is using 2 or 4 clock dimms, or possibly 66 MHZ dimms. Your new board will require new memory, as your existing RAM will be too slow.

    You will more than likely need a new powewr supply as Athlones like to suck the juise. Recommended minimum is 250 - 300 Watts. An additional fan or 2 for the hot Athlones would also be necessary.

    If your also asking on whether or not you should go for the upgrade, I will only ask you this . . .

    Do you need it?
     
  3. tosim33

    tosim33 Thread Starter

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    Hey Randy, As an electronics man, yes, I do know the adage, "If it aint broke, don't fix it.". And, also, "Do you need it?".
    So, thanks for such a quick reply, and I will stay with what I have (and am ? satisfied with) until it dies or is too outmoded. Thanks again.
     
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