I've been wanting to upgrade my computer for a while now, and recently decided to look up a processor. I found a cheap one, but then came to the realization that I had no clue how to install it or if it is even compatable with my computer. My brother, who I figured could help, has installed a RAM chip into his computer, but has never put in a processor before. Since he is away at college, I would have to wait a month before he could come here to install, and I'm hoping to install a little earlier.
My computer: A gateway, currently installed with a PIII. I don't know the processing speed, but I'm guessing it's just slightly below 600MHz (a game requiring 600MHz runs pretty slow on my computer, and I meet all the other system requirements).
The processor I want to install: AMD Thoroughbred-B Athlon XP 2600+. Heres the sight (has specs under the 'read more' link) http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...arch=processor
(if you can find a better deal, please let me know. I'm poor =P)
So the first question is, will this be compatable with my computer?
If it is, how do I install it? (Money is an issue for me right now, so I'm hesitant about going some place to get it installed)
Also, someone offered to buy me a video card and/or some ram. I've picked out these:
Video Card: http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...on%209200%20SE
I'm not too familiar with vedeo cards or ram upgrades, so if anyone could give their advice on these, that'd be great.
Thanks for your time.