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Abit IP Pro 35 & Intel Dual core E2140?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Jimbob7, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Jimbob7

    Jimbob7 Member

    Jan 26, 2007
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    Hi Guys, I hope you experts can help me with upgrading my old Soltek SL-75FRV & AMD Athlon 1.8 Gz.

    I'm looking at the Abit IP35 Pro Mobo and the Intel Dual core E2140.

    Do you think the pro version is overkill? Bearing in mind I can hopefully upgrade the chip at a later date.

    I presently have 2 EIDE hard drives installed within the machine and 2 x external USB EIDE drives. Can I still use some of these?
    Would I need a new SATA drive to run Windows XP operating system?

    My existing PSU unit is only 250 watts, so I think I'll need to upgrade this also?

    I would like to install 2 gig of ram.

    Would my graphics card (Radeon 9600) be ok with this setup?

    I thank you all in anticipation.

  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Mar 4, 2004
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    You will probably need a new power supply, but please, get something that's well built, not any old cheap thing.
    You can still use IDE drives with XP fine.
    The 9600 pro will be fine for web browsing and so on, but for any games you'll want something far more up to date.

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