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Hey guys I'm trying to upgrade my old Sony VAIO Desktop, (PCV-RS420). I don't know the spec of my Mobo (Sony T99861221) except that it runs my Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz CPU, meaning it probably only supports socket 478. It came with 512mb of DDR Ram (256x256) and I also had a 1gb stick installed. The maximum I'm looking to spend is $80 and I'm not sure what to replace. I'm thinking about putting a new CPU in but my Mobo only supports socket 478. Also if I replace both the Mobo and CPU, I'm not too sure about what I'm going to do with my ram considering its 184 pin. Any thoughts about what the best alternative would be?
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save your money and build a new rig, your stuff is so out dated id hate to see you invest into it
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16gb GSkill 10666 Seagate Western Digital  LG Blue Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
stock air 7 Pro 64 bit (2)22" Acer x223w (2)23" Acer G235H 
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lol I figured the same thing. I found it lying around and thought maybe I could get it up and running for cheap. I'm thinking about keep the chassis and power supply tho.
Edited by Overdrivex2 - 1/5/11 at 3:25pm
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AMD Athlon II X2 260 (OC 3.6) BIOSTAR TA880GB+ HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 8-8-8-24 WD Caviar 2TB 
OSCase
Windows 7; Ultimate 64 bit Antec- 2 Hundred 
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AMD Athlon II X2 260 (OC 3.6) BIOSTAR TA880GB+ HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 8-8-8-24 WD Caviar 2TB 
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Windows 7; Ultimate 64 bit Antec- 2 Hundred 
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