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Upgrade processor? In 2001 I bought a Compaq Deskpro 4000 5233MMX processor. It came with win 98, 128mb RAM, a 3 gb hard drive and a cd rom. I upgraded the hard drive to 30gb, installed win XP (which almost took entire day of trying and determination), upgraded to 512mb RAM and installed a dvd rom and dvd burner. Amazingly she runs very good with of course still running slow since overall it's an obsolete model and the video card is only 2mb(S3 Graphics). I just ordered the verizon high speed internet to upgrade from dial up. They said I need at least 300 MHz of CPU (I only have 233 CPU with the voltage set at 2.8v). The pros at computing.net told me I can use it just don't download the given bloatware and run it through Internet Explorer. I was told it still would be a good idea to still try to upgrade to the AMD K6-2 333 because the K6-2 interprets the 2x multiplier as 6x. So if your board does support the proper voltage, you could run a 400MHz CPU by changing the settings to 2 x 66MHz @ 2.2v. This I don't know how to do especially since it looks like the voltage settings is built in and unchangeable. My question is can I upgrade this obsolete processor of mine and also the 2mb S3 intergrated video card to a better one so I can view better streaming video? Also, once I do so (if I can) should I then install the bloatware or leave it unstalled? *Note!!! I don't use the dvd roms for viewing because of the video card reasons. I use them for dubbing or copying cds etc. Thanks for any feedback and sorry for the long description. I just wanted to explain my situation the best I can. Much appreciation in advance. Thanx again!

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Just buy pentium p3 cpu plug it & change the jumpers according to
legend stamped onunder side of cover .it will support up to 1ghz cpu.
so saya evergreen max front side bus speed is 100mhz.pentium p3
were available from 450mhz to 950 mhz.100mhz fsb cpu will work for
shure.i am running deskpro en 300 with sloket adapters and p3 pent.
133fsb 1ghz but will only run 700mhz which is 100fsb times 7 multipl
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I read the thread over at computing.net just now. I'm having trouble locating a picture of the internals of the Deskpro 4000 online but I know Compaq did some pretty non-standard things back in the day.
Yea, try upgrading the processor - it's not going to cost much to try. Much as WebsWonder commented, I've been throwing out everything below 2ghz at work.
The 2mb S3 Graphics was great for its day. Look around on eBay and find a PCI interface card with 8 meg of ram or better. An ATI 7000 series would be good n cheap but even a Rage 128 would be an improvement over what you have now.
I honestly don't know if upgrading to 333 mhz is going to produce smooth video for you. I upgraded my son's Compaq Armada 1750 from a P-II 333 to a P-III 500, bumped the memory up to the max 312, and installed a 7200 rpm hard drive. It streams video just fine on XP Home.

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