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Old 02-24-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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Default Upgrading 5+ year old desktop help plz

Hi,
Here is a link to the specs of my desktop.
http://www99.shopping.com/xPO-Sony-V...udio-PC-RS720G

I was wondering if I can upgrade it's processor to a dual core that uses the same FSB and Socket, but at a different size like a 65nm chip.
Any other advice about upgrading the other components would be helpful.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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Upgrading from the default 512mb of RAM would do you more good than upgrading your CPU assuming you haven't already done so.

I'm having a hard time determining what socket type your CPU is. Most likely you would not be able to upgrade it and if you could, probably not a lot.
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^^ i already upgraded the ram, and the processor socket is a LGA 775. I saw some dual cores that support that socket, but I'm not sure if I can just replace it.
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That has an Intel 915G chipset. According to wikipedia, it doesn't support dual cores.

From what I can tell, the fastest CPU you can put in is the Pentium 4 HT 661. (SL96H)
That's a 3.6GHz single core with Hyper Threading.
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^^ i already upgraded the ram, and the processor socket is a LGA 775. I saw some dual cores that support that socket, but I'm not sure if I can just replace it.
Ah it looks like you have quite a selection. Newegg link. What wattage is your power supply and what is the model of your motherboard so we can see what the maximum CPU is supported?
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I'm not sure what the motherboard model is, but it uses the Intel 915G chipset, and the power supplies is 295W.
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...the Pentium 4 HT 661 is the highest it can use.
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