Processor upgrade or the upgrade of the brain is the
best thing you can do to bring life to your old machine.
Processor upgrade, that is installing a faster processor will
improve the overall speed across the board. Games will run
faster and applications will load quicker and you can save the
waiting time. But there is a catch. If you have a
brand name machine like IBM, Compaq , HP or other there is no easy
way to upgrade the processor. The motherboards and
power supplies are designed only with the current processor in mind.
There is no easy way to replace the motherboard as well. Why ? the
mounting holes and the riser card designs does not allow to use a
generic motherboard. But if you have Pentium II or
Celeron based no name brand computer, You will most likely be
able to upgrade to a faster Celeron processor. Check with your
motherboard manual for the fastest processor it can take.
Check their web site for up to date information and
manufacturer for an updated bios, if necessary. (BIOS upgrade may
void your motherboard warranty ) That is the best way to get more
life out of your computer. What you need is
1. New Intel Celeron or compatible
processor (Currently available in speeds of 600.. 700 +
2. Slot1 to FCPGA adaptor (if your
motherboard is slot1 and you are installing a FCPGA (socket 370)
3. Bios upgrade (if necessary ). Remember
if BIOS upgrade is not done correctly it can damage your
If you have a old Pentium machine ie. Pentium
200+ MHz machine you may consider Upgrade to Cyrix P333 or AMD
K6-2- 500 processor. You need to get the expert advice on the
suitability of this type of solution. Have your motherboard
manual handy when looking for advice.
New upgrade packs.
We have two new upgrade pack which suits everybody.
It include a new ATX case (Most new motherboards are ATX style so it
it time to throw away your old case) new motherboard and a new
processor and fan assembled.
You need to transfer your hard disk, CD ROM and
floppy drive and connect it the new motherboard which is easy. If
your existing memory is 100MHz or faster DIMM (You can identify DIMM
memory as they are about 14cm long) you can use that memory.
Otherwise buy the memory as well.
Two options are
AMD Athlon Thunderbird / Duron upgrade packs
Intel Pentium III and Celeron upgrade packs.
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