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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tarq, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. Tarq

    Tarq Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have got an Intel Pentium(R) III Coppermine (700mhz). I want to improve performance on my PC which is a Packard Bell iConnect 1200 and I have already upgraded my hard drive to a Maxtor 80GB and upgraded my RAM to 128MB and my OS to XP. I plan to upgrade the RAM to 256MB and later 512MB but I'm not sure about my processor.

    Do I need to get a new motherboard if I wanted to get a new processor with more power e.g. more than 1ghz?

    Could I replace it with a P4 or would I need a new MB?

    Is it possible to take my old one out and put a new one in just like my RAM and HDD?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Rockn

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    If it is a Packard Hell then the motherboard and most of the components will be proprietary. This means that standard ATX power supplys, and motherboards will not fit into the case. You will have to upgrade since a PIV will not fit in that motherboard. If you are planning on going that far just get new everything. You can still use the hard drives and video card (if it is in a slot and not integrated) in the new PC.
     
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