upgrade - cpu/mb amd?
Posted on 2004-09-26
my current sys is as follows:
1 ghz chip, intel mb
cd/r (w?), dvd rom
2x 60 gig hd
video card etc
windows me.(because of legacy software)
running slow as heck. even though just reloaded win me (peob not the problem) also loaded spybot, adaware and trend internet security package.
so i looked ay buying a new dell... quite expensive.
read that the new amd 64 bit chip is pretty good. and of course will work with next windows release in 2006?.
q1....rather than buying whole new system, what about replacing the mb/cpu? can always add new dvd +/- r later on to this system.
q2....thought about the new amd 64 bit 3200 or 3400? why does the spec say 2.2 ghz op frequency? is not the same as the spped like a 3.2 ghz (ie just a few steps below the fastest 3.6 i know of/)
q3...need reccomendations for mb trype of ram and chip. will pay alittle more for a step or 2 below latest to get a deal and not pay too much. ie i saw 3400 at +$60 to 3200...acceptable. site other than new egg or ??
was thinking of atleast 1 and prob 2 gig ram..... most boards have 3 slots and have only seen 512 chips. start at 1 gig? or 1.5 gig?
will the amd handle ddr2 ? i saw this on dell site as better than ddr? i am clueless here.
q 4 what about trying the xp 64 bit version... is this not a good idea ..is it reasonably stable yet?...will it work with my other apps? at 32