Thank you for your responses. I extremely appreciate them. I hope that line hasn't become cliché, as I still appreciate all your responses. ;)
I'm starting to feel a little sceptical about upgrading now, as I don't think there will be a much difference in performance. Although, I was interested in HT technology, in order to aid my multitasking on my computer. But then I was thinking, perhaps I should purchase a better processor?
I know my motherboard can't handle/take a better processor, but would you/anyone recommend a SL7PP? http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/S...
It's a Pentium 4 @ 3.4GHz, 1MB L2 with Hyper-Threading. Well, why not/why didn't you state this processor earlier? Well, my motherboard only supports 533/400MHz FSB. This processor is 800MHz FSB.
My motherboard should take it, but won't support it's full clock-speed, unless I get my Bus Speed to 200MHz. By default, on a 533 FSB, it's at 133. So I will only get 2261 MHz/2.2GHz clock speed with the SL7PP. Again, unless I manage to increase my Bus Speed to 200MHz, I should be able to get it's full potential.
So some questions, sorry, and again thank you very much! :)
Would you recommend the SL7PP, even though my mother board supports upto 533MHz FSB?
I've overclocked my current processor to 149MHz Bus Speed (from 133), and it can't go any higher. With a different processor, for example, the SL7PP, will I be able to get higher Bus Speeds? Perhaps even 200MHz Bus Speed to get it's full potential?
And, if I get the SL7PP processor, and keep it at 133MHz Bus Speed; that means 133MHz * 17 = 2261 (FSB * Clock Multiplier = Core Speed). So a SL7PP at 2.2GHz, is that better than the SL6PG (the other HT processor we discussed earlier) with 533 FSB and 512KB L2 @ 3.3GHz?
Thank you. Sorry the above got a little confusing. ;)
P.S. If it makes any difference, I only use Adobe Photoshop CS2 for web designing.