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My dad still has an older Pentium 3 on his computer and I would love it if someone could help me figure out what CPU I could get him for his MoBo...

I knbow he won't be able to OC cause his MoBo must be from Dell or other like it...


What socket is a P3? Is there a chance that other CPUs for the same socket might not be compatible?


thanks in advance...
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The PIII uses the PGA320 Socket and the upgradable list of processors is not a long list unfortunatly

Maybe upgrade to a cheap LGA775 board and get a Northy 3.4GHz cheapy
    
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hum... but what would be the biggest 775 bargain MoBo?

EDIT: this is something I have to look into... not I should find out what RAM he has and so on.... thanks for the info!
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hum... but what would be the biggest 775 bargain MoBo?

EDIT: this is something I have to look into... not I should find out what RAM he has and so on.... thanks for the info!
Will look on the egg now

I'm a little slow as I have a cold/bug and its 9am

EDIT: I don't know what is "budget" in $USD sence of things so I can't post any
    
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well my old man is being a cheap ass... then again he doesn't need power really, but I sent him a 140 9min QuickTime of a project and his comp was boggin down mid-clip...

so I'd say $200 tops for all and he might go for it so long as he gets a big increase in perf... I am just worried that he will need RAM MoBo and CPU... and I'd hate to see him buying parts that are not fututure-proof (not really the right term)

I was thinking Gigabyte DS3 and giving him my E6300... then $100 for G. Skill HZ's but my girl will kill me if I don't sell the E6300 to pay for the Q6600 I am getting... so it would have to be all on his own
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post #6 of 12
you could buy my foxconn and cpu for $80

its a p4 3.2 640 and a foxconn micro atx board with onboard video
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post #7 of 12
$200 upgrade... ok thats gonna be hard lol but Ill try to help...

(from newegg)
Pentium D 805 OEM $52.99
Socket 775 Cooler $9.99
MSI PM8PM-V LGA 775 VIA P4M800 PRO $42.99
A-DATA 2GB Kit $84.99

Albeit its not a Core 2 Duo system, it gives you a new processor, onboard video, and 2gb of ram for ~$191

and you can prolly oc to 3.0 with that board lol.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
you could buy my foxconn and cpu for $80

its a p4 3.2 640 and a foxconn micro atx board with onboard video
Thats a really good deal, id pick it up

and grab 2gb of cheap DDR ram on newegg
post #9 of 12
lol its just sitting on my shelf and i therw the cpu in about 30 min ago and overcloked it to 4.01Ghz. and ya. i still like my E6600
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post #10 of 12
LOL, yeah and it made it to the Intel 4 Ghz Club Thread
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