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Processor upgrade Could you please tell me what the best performing processor would be if I wanted to upgrade my creaky old computer. I currently have 1 x 256Mb and 2 x 128 Mb memory installed and will upgrade to 2 x 512Mb (looking to buy thru ebay from the US as it seems cheap but is this wise?) As this is just our family computer and we have laptops for speed I just want to get the best I can out of it Regards Neil Smith Crewe, Cheshire, England

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  • English_Neil Apr 13, 2008

    Thanks Mike

    Would you know if there will be a very noticeable / a big performance improvement with the processor you suggested over an AMD 1hz processor coupled with the 1Gb Ram? or would I be better off replacing the motherboard and getting newer memory and CPU?

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Most, if not all memory Mfg's carry a lifetime warranty. Buy from ebay only if seller has original receipt. You're memory must run at 3.3volts. The board will not support any other voltage. For this reason only you're memory is a bit pricey.
http://castle.pricewatch.com/s/search.asp?s=512MB+SDRAM+3.3v+PC-133&group1=1&sci=3&c=Microprocessors

This is the max CPU you're board can handel.
http://www.pricewatch.com/microprocessors/athlon_1.2ghz_200.htm

The Duron Socket A Processor 200 MHz FSB is hard to find.
http://www.pricewatch.com/cpu/duron.htm

As you will notice. All the links I have posted are from pricewatch. They have the least expensive prices I found.
Bleow is the link to your're Gigabyte GA-7ZMM board.
http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=1367

Good Luck & have a Great Weekend!
If I can be of more service, just ask.

Mike

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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