Ok. As some of you may know, I purchased this cheap Celeron Emachines for my father for $150 altogether including a 17" Flat CRT monitor which is not bad. However, I think that this may be a little bit too slow for him. What I'm thinking about doing is upgrading the processor for him. Here are some basic specs right now.
Intel® Celeron® D Processor 340
(256KB L2 cache, 2.93GHz, 533MHz FSB)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition SP2
Intel® 865GV chipset
768MB DDR 400 RAM
Expandable to 2GB
80GB (7200 RPM, 2MB cache 1
48x CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
GeForce MX 4000 128MB PCI Card
Now I think that the Intel 865GV Chipset is Socket 478. I happen to find a P4 Presscott 2.4 Ghz Processor on NewEgg for like $120 which isn't bad. I think the L2 cache is 1MB compared to the 256KB on the Celeron that he has now.
Here is a link to the site so you can check out the processor.
Here is the P4 processor right here. Click link
So this brings me to 2 questions.
1) Would this processor be compatible with the motherboard that is alread in the tower?
2) Would this P4 processor be a good deal?
Good looking out ya!