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Old 02-05-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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I am a new member so if this has already been asked I apoligize. I have a home built PC ,pentium III 450 which runs fine but I see ads from Frys for Motherboard and CPU for $90-$150 and I know I would also need new memory. Question being would it be worthwhile to upgrade this way or are there other factors I am not Seeing. Another question just got DSL does the speed of your CPU have anything to do with speed of DSL?
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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Well, you can get a nice pc, like the one i have or will have rather , for ~$670, i think it would be worth waiting till you have money to spend on a AMD 64.
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:56 PM   #3
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yes ur pce does affect ur speed, i noticed when i went from my celeron 2.00ghz to a an athlon xp 3200+ the decrease in page loading time was immense!!!
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Old 02-05-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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that might have been becuase of the amount of junk running on your celeron and with a fresh install of xp it ran faster, i have a 1 gig duron as you can see below and it runs adsl at full speed no problem
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Go with an AMD64 2800+ 754pin if you are willing to put out more cost. Otherwise, go with a simple Sempron Processor.
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Old 02-05-2005, 03:56 PM   #6
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i agree thats a good low cost processor, and willgive you the option of running 64 bit software which will replace 32 bit software over the next few years
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yeah i admit my celeron was fulla shit, but even after i have cleaned it all up it still runs slow, i think its coz the cpu only has 128 kb of cache!!!!
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:17 PM   #8
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Internet speeds dont vary. But, it seems faster on a better machine. Just because IE will pop open quicker and refresh faster. I know because i just installed my new mobo on my overclocked 2500+ from my duron, and wow...faster. Lovin it.
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