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Old 08-09-04, 08:48 PM
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What can I upgrade a Intel Celeron 1.2ghz SKT370 to?

My parents have a T1220 emachine that is painfully slow. It is running XP Home.

It has a 1.2 Celeron and 128 SDRAM.

I want to upgrade the processor and the RAM. The RAM is easy..

What should I upgrade the processor to?

Would any of these pentium 3 processors be better than what I have now?

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Old 08-09-04, 09:39 PM
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Personally, i think you're better off buying a cheap Motherboard/CPU combo then trying to upgrade a Socket 370 board and buying more SDRAM.
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Old 08-10-04, 06:05 AM
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Originally posted by fumanstan
Personally, i think you're better off buying a cheap Motherboard/CPU combo then trying to upgrade a Socket 370 board and buying more SDRAM.
I dont know that I have the ability to change over an entire motherboard..... I know I can switch a porcessor.
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Old 08-10-04, 03:53 PM
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I wouldn't really bother with the CPU. Just add 512Mb of extra RAM; that should hold you for a few years. Buy a new PC after that.
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Old 02-21-05, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by exm
I wouldn't really bother with the CPU. Just add 512Mb of extra RAM; that should hold you for a few years. Buy a new PC after that.
Well, this is my #3 computer, so i really dont use it, but i have started using it and it is painfully slow, running win xp hogs up all but 50 mb of ram, open one program and the shit hits the fan!

So, I am going to go ahead and pick up some ram... i have some quesitons.

It currently uses 168 Pin pc-100 SDRAM. I have a few basic questions about upgrading:
1. can i buy PC-133 instead of PC-100
2. would i be able to stick a 256 chip in and have it work with the 128? or do they have to be equal size chips?

Would this 512 one on ebay work?
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Old 02-21-05, 08:28 PM
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Well, this is my #3 computer, so i really dont use it, but i have started using it and it is painfully slow, running win xp hogs up all but 50 mb of ram, open one program and the shit hits the fan!
Sounds like a perfect opportunity to upgrade the RAM and give a good Linux desktop distro a try.
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Old 02-21-05, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JustinS
Sounds like a perfect opportunity to upgrade the RAM and give a good Linux desktop distro a try.
Well, i need to stick with Win XP - i am using #3 to run napster, wmp, winamp and i need the drm functionality.

Did you read my post above w/ RAM questions? can you give me a little help?
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