how do I upgrade my pentium 4 1.6 ghz to a du

Compaq / 7000t
October 24, 2010 at 21:40:54
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4 1.6GHz /768 MB RAM
Other specs to this Compaq Presario 7000T desktop:
RDRAM 768MB (2x128 + 2x256)
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
GeForce2 MX/MX 400 video card - 32MB RAM
Creative SB Live! Series (WDM)
DVD ROM
DVD RW
40 GB Hard Drive (only 5.5 GB free)

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#1
October 24, 2010 at 21:43:27
You can't. There are no socket 478 dual core processors.

Pentium 4s - The processors for the rest of us.


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#2
October 24, 2010 at 21:47:27
Anything I can affordably do to improve basic internet browsing / video performance?

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#3
October 24, 2010 at 22:37:45
The crappy Willamette P4 is holding you back.

Here's a 2.6GHz, 400MHz FSB Northwood P4 for $11.87+free shipping:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pentium-4-2-6-G...

Unfortunately, you'll need a socket 423 to 478 converter to use the Northwood processor.

If you'd rather not upgrade the processor, put in a cheap Radeon 9600XT video card. The 9600XT will provide you with basic (not full) DirectX video acceleration (dxva) for DirectShow and Flash content.

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