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2005-08-16T13:29:56Z
Hi,

I have an old PC with Asus i440BX P2B motherboard, Pentium II 350 Mhz and 256 RAM (PC133). It runs well and it can meet my personal computer needs adequately.

I was thinking of upgrading the CPU + (perhaps) add another 256 RAM so that it will run faster. Can someone please advise what the general guideline is in choosing the CPU? Is the socket (in this case slot 1 I guess) is the only factor to consider? Or are there other factors to consider?.

Any suggestion which CPU is recommended to be used for the upgrade in this motherboard?


Thanks,
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bogusasa
2005-08-16T18:18:40Z
It depends what you want to use it for. If you want it for gaming then i would suggest building a new rig as yours seems to be very dated. However, if you do wish to upgrade you CPU i think you would need to upgrade your mobo as well as i doubt you would get a very good cpu for a slot 1 board.
Bowsky
2005-08-16T19:07:19Z
You may be out of luck with the CPU. The fastest PII I was able to find was only 450mhz and was over $100 for the CPU. You would be better off saving up a little and buying a new entry level system. Buying older parts (ie Athlon XP, maybe even a Duron) won't cost too much and will be many times faster than your current setup.
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