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Old 08-14-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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i am trying to upgrade my computer i have a packard bell pentium 3 457mhz 128mb ram but i need to change my motherboard cause i done have an agp slot in it can anyone give me any ideas on how to go about getting cheap parts to upgrade it please.............p.s i also want to change to athlon ive been told its faster is this true?
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Old 08-15-2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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the athlons are yes alot faster the the P3's.
try www.Tigerdirect.com
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hows that?
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:13 AM   #3
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I would have to say that athlons are not faster, they just run hotter!
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:21 AM   #4
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Yeah the barton core runs fricken hot. But I am expecting you would get a 64 model. I dont have one of those so couldnt tell you how hot it is.
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Old 08-15-2004, 01:42 PM   #5
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chances are a new motherboard will not fit correctly in your packard bell case -new heat sinks are usually to large and hit the power supply. Plus the power supply is to low in wattage for a new board. You will most likely need a new case and power supply also.
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Old 08-15-2004, 02:46 PM   #6
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so your saying that the pentium 3 are faster then ahtlons.
sorry man there not.

and know they do not run hotter, p4 2.8 & up.
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Sort of. No The PIII isnt even close to being faster than todays athlons. I never said that. But the Barton core runs just as hot as anything else.
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Lincon and you did because read very carefully top to bottom.

anyways i like the Thoroughberads.
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:03 PM   #9
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Just my personal opinion, but on an older computer like that, I would not invest that much money in upgrading. By the time you have spent that $$$, you could already be well on the way to a new machine.
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thats bad?
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