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Uprgrading my computer- Sempron or Intel Celeron D?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by omair8, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. omair8

    omair8 Member

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    I'm thinking about upgrading my computer. There are two upgrade kits I could get from a customized pc store. One is using a Sempron chip 2600+ and the other is Intel Celeron D 330. Which is one is better? This computer is used for applications like word, IE, printing, some games like Counter-strike. Right now I have a 1GHZ AMD Athlon Thunderbird with only 128MB Ram of memory and only a 40GB HDD. The upgrade kit will only boost the memory up to 256MB PC3200 DDR and an integrated video memory of 64MB. So which kit should I get, The Sempron one or the Intel Celeron D one?
     
  2. Divinus

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    Hmm, I'm not sure how this store can offer you an upgrade kit without offering you an entirely new motherboard. Then again in giving you a new integrated video memory I'd say they were giving you a new motherboard.

    I'm just wondering how much does this upgrade kit cost?
     
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    what is the speed of the celeron d. is your powersupply rated for p4 as it needs the extra power connector to motherboard either white square 4 pin or 6 pin inline connector. does motherboard have an agp slot besides onboard video
     
  4. omair8

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    The Intel Celeron D330 runs at 2.6 GHZ and right now I got a pretty old motherboard with an open AGP slot. But on the store they show the mainboard with the upgrade and how many USB slots and AGP slots etc.
     
  5. omair8

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    I got another question. Since I have an AMD K7 Series Mainboard, is it ok to upgrade to an Asus P4P800S mainboard with the Intel 848P chipset featuring Hyper-Threading / 5.1 Audio / LAN / 8x AGP / 400mhz DDR Memory. Bundled with an Intel Pentium IV 3000 / 800 processor?
     
  6. Divinus

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    That'd be fine, but like ddp recommended... Get a new Power Supply, don't take for granted that your old one is gonna carry the load of all that new stuff.

    If will save you MANY headaches.
     
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    Meh... upgrading is a headache. I will just buy a new computer in a couple years or so.... it's a better idea and I will pimp my custom computer to the max!
     
  8. Divinus

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    Good call, omair. I agree 100%.
     
  9. ddp

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    if you are use to do upgrades & repairs not so much of a headache as when working on old p1s when use to working on p3-4s
     

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