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post #11 of 24
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this program seems to give only minimal increases?
either way, are there any risks involved? or it's pointless.
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by SiK GambleR View Post
this program seems to give only minimal increases?
either way, are there any risks involved? or it's pointless.
I would figure out the best CPU your motherboard can handle and find a used one here or on ebay. That is probably the best plan for upgrading. You should be able to get a decent P4 for about $30.
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post #13 of 24
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My motherboard can take up to a 3.0 HT, I already knew that answer.
would that give me better performance? like noticeably? you think?
Edited by SiK GambleR - 12/23/08 at 2:10pm
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post #15 of 24
In benchmarks, yes, in real world performance, probably not. It's just dated architecture in general. Now moving from a single core to a dual core, that's a difference you can feel.
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damn. I wish

I don't have the money to do that. =[
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post #17 of 24
It's not as expensive as you think. If you're on a budget and don't require bleeding edge performance, you can grab an AMD X2 4400 for $40 with free shipping, a Foxconn M61PMV AM2+ for $44 with free shipping, and a 2gb set of kingston valueram for $24 with free shipping, all from the egg. Youre power supply should be more than up to the task, and this system will be ALOT faster with vista.
post #18 of 24
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now the 4400, what is that processors FSB/GHZ/L1/L2?
also, what are the mobo specs? (@ work, the egg and manufacture sites are blocked -.-)
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post #19 of 24
Looks like the latest BIOS for your board is [BF86510A.86A].

If it's locked, you should be able to unlock it with the Intel Integrator Toolkit.

Get both here.
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post #20 of 24
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Looks like the latest BIOS for your board is [BF86510A.86A].

If it's locked, you should be able to unlock it with the Intel Integrator Toolkit.

Get both here.
I have that bios.
now the toolkit will allow me to unlock + overclock?
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