Upgrade practical & if so what?

Hewlett-packard Compaq dx2300 desktop
February 23, 2010 at 13:29:28
Specs: Windows XP
I'm a newbie with a little tech experience, but not with processors and boards. I have an HP Compaq dx 2300 Microtower with a Genuine Intel CPU 2140 @ 1.60GHz in a a 775 socket with 2 Megs ram. I'm wondering if upgrading my processor would be possible and/or practical. I believe the motherboard is an Intel 8280 1GB/GR (ICH7 Famnily) LPC Interface Controller 27B8 and I believe it has an IntelĀ® 946GZ Express chipset. The OS is W XP Pro.

Any thoughts and suggestions would be helpful.

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February 23, 2010 at 13:38:38
I assume you mean 2GB RAM rather than "2 Megs"? What would be the purpose of the CPU upgrade?


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February 23, 2010 at 15:30:57
I doubt you will see enough performance for the dollar to justify the time and trouble and expense.

Newer systems have much faster designs both cpu internals and ram that make your old system just too slow to compete even with low end models. See cpu benchmarks for your current process to get an idea how to compare.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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