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Old 01-10-01, 06:33 PM
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My sister has a compaq 7360 computer running at 500MHz with a AMDK6-2 processor. Now, what I want to know is, is there a way to upgrade the processor to make the computer faster? The thing is she does not have a bunch of cash to spend on a new pc, and I figure it would be cheaper to try to upgrade what she has.

Can we just get a new motherboard and processor? Is the board in it one of those intergraded ones? I do not live near her so I can not see what is inside it. (not that I would know what I was looking at anyhow.)

Any help in this would be appreacated.
Old 01-10-01, 06:45 PM
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Appears to be an integrated motherboard. You may or may not be able to drop another motherboard directly into the case, but you would have to replace the video, modem, and most likely the sound card.

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Processor
500 MHz AMD-K6-2 processor with 3DNow! technology

System Memory
64 MB 100 MHz SyncDRAM, shared memory architecture, two total DIMM slots
upgradable to 512 MB (SyncDRAM DIMM required) - 8 MB Dedicated for Video Memory

Hard Drive
10.0 GB UltraDMA hard drive
CD-ROM Drive
40X Max CD-ROM drive
Cache
512KB L2 Pipeline Burst Cache
Graphics

Integrated 2X AGP 3D Graphics
Integrated 64-bit hardware-accelerated 3D graphics
Laser-sharp MPEG2 video playback
Maximum non-interlaced resolution of up to 1600 x 1200 (when supported by monitor)
Compaq Audio

ESS Allegro PCI Audio
Create, organize and play digital MP3, WMA or personal CD audio files on your PC
(Speakers not included)

Integrated Modem
56K ITU V.90 modem

Compaq Multimedia
Audio CD Player
Video Player (AVI, MPEG and others)
Rear I/O Interfaces
Two USB ports
Serial RS-232C compatible, DB9 connector (16550)
Parallel EPP/ECP standard centronics-compatible interface (DB25 connector)
Joystick/MIDI/Gamepad compatible game port (back accessible)
Two RJ-11 phone jacks (1 input, 1 output)
Audio ports (line-in, line-out and microphone-in)
Mouse and keyboard ports
Monitor connection (VGA)

Power Supply
Steady-state 120 watts
Energy Star Compliant

Dimensions & Weights (H x W x D)
Unit: 14.5" x 7.88" x 15.75" (18.5 lbs.)
Package: 19.63" x 11.63" x 23.75" (26.5 lbs.)


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Old 01-10-01, 11:17 PM
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Motherboard upgrades on a compaq should only be done by an experienced technician, that is a little crazy and dosen't ever do things by the book.

It can be done, but requires great skill and a creative mind.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by 4KRG:
Motherboard upgrades on a compaq should only be done by an experienced technician, that is a little crazy and dosen't ever do things by the book.

It can be done, but requires great skill and a creative mind.
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So you are saying that I should not even try? I figured that I would not be able to do much with it. Would I just be able to upgrade the processser? If so, how high could I go?
Old 01-11-01, 08:04 AM
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"500 MHz AMD-K6-2 processor with 3DNow"

with AMD I am not going to be any help, sorry. Anyone?

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