Need some professional advice

March 6, 2012 at 14:50:04
Specs: Windows 7
Hey guys, I don't know much about the insides of computers so I need your help :)

I want to upgrade the kids computer & not sure what to put in it???

It has a AMD Sempron 3000+, 1.81ghz, 1gb ram, Radeon 9550/x1050 256mb, agp, xp...

I was thinking of getting 2gb ram, Amaze ATI 3650 AGP 512MB 128-bit DDR2 & thinking about putting in a new cpu if it's possible??? But what cpu's will fit???

What would your advice be except buying a new computer, lol.

Thanks, Luke.

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March 6, 2012 at 15:08:18
"But what cpu's will fit???"

Without knowing more about your machine (Make/Model/Motherboard), there's no way anyone here could give advice...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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March 6, 2012 at 17:03:27
AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.81ghz,
Processor: x86 family 15 model 44 stepping 2 authentic AMD 1808mhz
System model: AWRDACPI
System manufacturer: VIAK8_

Does this help???


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March 6, 2012 at 17:45:41
"Does this help???"

Somewhat. The K8 Sempron is a socket 754 CPU, VIA is the chipset the motherboard is based on, the BIOS type used on the board is AWARD. It's an older board because it supports AGP. Are you running Windows 7 on that system?

There are no multi-core socket 754 CPUs so all you could do is upgrade to a single core Athlon64. We'd need to know the exact make/model of the board to determine which CPUs are supported & it would help to know the power supply specs.

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March 6, 2012 at 18:32:55
Just opened it up & it says; FC GIGABYTE GA-K8VM800M

Power supply; A-LINK PENTIUMIV ATX 450W P4...

It's running Windows XP home edition...


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March 6, 2012 at 21:16:34
CPU Support list, if can find an Athlon with 1MB L2 Cache it would see some performance increase:

Memory compatible DDR400 / PC3200:

The question is is it worth spending money on a 6 year old Tower, personally do not believe it is....

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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