Upgrade from a P4 HT?

March 27, 2009 at 16:29:41
Specs: Windows Vista, Pentium 4 HT, 3.4 ghz
Whats the next best CPU I can upgrade to?

Current setup:
Pentium 4 HT 3.4 ghz (550)
Socket 775 LGA
2gb Ram DDR PC3200

Motherboard
Asustek Computer Inc
Model: PTGD2-VX (Sony custom board?)
Chipset: i915/i915G


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#1
March 27, 2009 at 18:16:46
It's not worth it.

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#2
March 31, 2009 at 08:35:41
Possibly an original Core solo, or maybe a Pentium D.

I wouldn't say it's not worth it.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#3
March 31, 2009 at 16:21:55
Jam is right it's not worth it. The board isn't compatibile with any other processor other then the Pentuim 4 or Celeron. The 915 boards aren't compatible with any dual core processor. With the type of processor you have now, you aren't going to see much of a diff if at all between a higher clocked Pentuim 4, because your processor is one of the highest clocked Pentuim 4's already. So you are pretty much at the end of your upgrade limits with that board.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#4
April 1, 2009 at 09:31:41
Ok thanks. I'll search on newegg for a motherboard that'll fit my case.

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#5
April 2, 2009 at 00:38:05
Well then you are also going to be searching for new ram as well considering your DDR1 3200 Ram isn't going to be compatible with any newer boards. You are going to need DDR2 ram.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#6
April 2, 2009 at 11:21:56
Ok, this isn't going to work. the Sony Desktop requires 2 plugs that no other board has. It's basically for he sony front panel.
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Looks like I'm getting either a HP Firebird, or a Gateway FX6800-01E.
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The Gateway with the I7 processor is only $1089 on ebay after the 13% discount.

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#7
April 2, 2009 at 15:26:14
Why don't you just build your own computer and save a lot of money. How much money are you willing to spend?

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#8
April 2, 2009 at 17:37:42
If I tried to build one with these specs, it would be more expensive than just purchasing it pre-built.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gateway-Desktop...

Price with discount = $1087


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#9
April 2, 2009 at 19:13:55
Total $1033 and that's before the mail in rebates. Not only are you getting it cheaper, but you are also getting an extra 1GB of RAM with faster ram speed, a better hard drive with a larger cache size, a better motherboard that can support 24GB of RAM and a better power supply.


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COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#10
April 2, 2009 at 23:01:36
Wow, thanks man. Some other guy did a build for me and a quote for was about 1600 bucks. The case he used was cooler though.

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#11
April 3, 2009 at 00:45:01
The case shown above was picked best choice by Anandtech for best cases for the money for it's flexability and options. It's a good case. There are better ones out there, but I was trying to save you as much money as I could without getting something cheap and going too far over the price limit. What case did he have? You could prob find it on newegg.com.

I wonder if he was including a build fee for that system as well when he quoted it, cause that just seems a bit high.

You don't want that gateway and i'll tell you why. It's going to have next to nothing overclocking options on it and if it does have overclocking options they will be very basic, limiting you to really get even more out of your system when you decide to overclock. Not to mention the power supplies that they throw in namebrand pc's even in their gaming pc's are "ok" at best and most namebrand pc's motherboards aren't very upgrade friendly even in their gaming pc's because they are mainly OEM based motherboards.

This just goes to show you if you look in the right places, you can find a lot of good deals. You could build this whole pc for under 950 bucks after mail in rebates.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#12
April 3, 2009 at 10:41:16
The case he used was a cool master cosmos 1000, even after adding that case to your setup, it was still a few hundred dollars cheaper.

Thanks for your help. I'm thinking about doing it myself, but the last time I tried it didn't boot and I had to drop it off to a near by shop.


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#13
April 4, 2009 at 22:44:26
Well maybe you will have a better go at it this time around considering you hacve already done it before. Just read your motherboards manual carefully.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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