best PCU

March 21, 2010 at 10:45:02
Specs: Windows XP pro
Hi i Have a GA-8SIMLNF motherboard and i would like to know wat the best processor is that will run on it. currently i am running a intel celeron 2.6 socket 478

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March 21, 2010 at 10:47:03
first its not called PCU its Called CPU(central processing unit)
first post ur full system specs psu ram etc
for now i'd suggest a dual,triple,quad cores
depends on ur system specs

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March 21, 2010 at 10:51:02
I have a packardbell ixtreme 6060 with 1gb ram. its socket 478 for the CPU.

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March 21, 2010 at 11:04:27
I tryed clocoking the speed in the bios but it wont let me access the clock speed

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March 21, 2010 at 11:56:59
GA-8SIMLNF is probably an OEM only model - a mboard model supplied only to brand name system builders - there is no (retail) GA-8SIMLNF listed on the global Taiwan web site.

Usually only the brand name system web sites have info about OEM only models.

However, I did find some info in this case.
Examine the surface of the mboard to see if you have Rev or R or Ver or V 1.x or 2.0
That's often printed next to model number, often between the slots.

French main support page, mboard version 1.x:
English manual available

Cpu support, mboard version 1.x, French:

N/A on the right = can't use that cpu.

French main support page, mboard version 2.0:
English manual available.

Cpu support, mboard version 2.0, French:

N/A on the right = can't use that cpu.

It appears you can use a slightly faster Celeron or a P4 instead of a Celeron, but that won't improve your system's performance much and is probably not worth doing. You would probably have to find used cpu in any case.

You would probably get more bang for your buck

- by adding more ram, but you probably would not see much improvement if you had more than 2gb total.

- if you are using the onboard (built into the mboard) video and not a video card in the mboard slot, if you got a video card and used that instead of the onboard video, usually installing a card in the dedicated video slot auto disables the onboard video, and if so, your ram will perform better when something you're using benefits from a higher data transfer rate, e.g. recent games and fast moving video, and your video performance will definately be better.

However, you MAY need to get a power supply with more capacity....

Your power supply must have at least the minumum capacity required to support a system with the graphics card you are using installed, or the max graphics card you might install in the future.
(Onboard video - video built into the mboard - IS NOT A CARD ! )
If that info is not in the ad for the video card, you can go to the video card maker's web site and look up the specs for the model - often under system requirements - the minimum PS wattage, and, more important, the minimum amperage the PS must supply at 12v is stated. If you don't find that, any card with the same video chipset including any letters after the model number has very similar minimum PS requirements. Some power supplies have two or more +12v ratings - in that case, add those ratings to determine the total +12v current capacity.

If you're a gamer....
In most if not all cases, the max capacity rating of the PS is an intermittant rating. It's recommended that you do not load your PS to any more that 80% of that rating if you are going to be using something that puts a constant load on it, such as playing a recent game for hours on end. In that case, you multiply the min capacity stated for the system with the particular video chipset on the card by 1.25 to find the min. capacity of the PS you should get.

If you need to get a PS with more capacity, you can usually replace it with any decent standard sized standard ATX PS.

Standard (PS/2) power supply size - 86mm high, 150mm wide, 140mm deep, or 3 3/8" h x 5 7/8" w x 5 1/2" d , or very close to that, though the depth can be more or less for some PSs.

Don't buy an el-cheapo PS.
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March 21, 2010 at 12:10:26
"I tryed clocoking the speed in the bios but it wont let me access the clock speed"

If you have a Packard Bell bios version, brand name system bios versions often have less you can set in them than in mboard manufacturer's (retail) bios versions.
You can't overclock in some mboard bioses in any case.
If you can overclock, the info about that is in the mboard manual.

If you have a Packard Bell bios version, DO NOT flash the bios with a Gigabyte bios version; if you DO, your mboard MAY NOT BOOT when you reboot after you flash !!

There are no mentions of any of the bios updates upgrading cpu support in the notes where the updates are listed, in this case.

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March 22, 2010 at 23:28:05
Oh, it is very old.

I would recommend get a new PC.


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