Uograde from P3 to P4

Ibm / R4ewpne2
August 13, 2009 at 17:31:53
Specs: Windows 2000
It is Pentium 3. Is this worth upgrading to Pentium 4 with XP

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August 13, 2009 at 17:47:20
I doubt it.

Even a cheap Atom beats the pants off any P4 would be my guess. Atom boards complete are less than $100.

An AMD Athlon II 250 smokes and costs $73 or so. (course you'd need a new mb ram and maybe a powersupply.)

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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August 13, 2009 at 18:07:36
Like the first part.

Should I just throw the Laptop away???

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August 13, 2009 at 18:29:11
no! how much ram does it have? A P3 will have no trouble with XP, depending on the amount of ram.


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August 13, 2009 at 18:53:21
It has 128kb. Harddisk capacity 27 GB. I intended to install xp

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August 13, 2009 at 21:59:17
Leave it on Windows 2000, sell it and put the money towards a new Laptop......

To answer you question you can not upgrade from P3 to P4 without changing hardware!

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August 14, 2009 at 00:16:47
Thanks.If I upgrde the H/W- RAM to 256kb Harddisk to 80GB. Is this suufficient to install xp.

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August 14, 2009 at 02:27:51
XP should run OK on 256MB but its preferable to have 512MB. I used to have a P3 laptop which was 1.13GHz/512MB and it was quite snappy under XP, a great PC for general use.

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August 14, 2009 at 05:35:42
I agree i'd throw in at least 512mb and upgrade the hard drive to 60gb. Anything lower then 512mb of ram now of days is going to choke out your system really fast. Heck Windows Live messenger requires 128mb of ram.

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