There are pitfalls to doing this. Here's the short list.
1. Memory speed may change. You may find you need to upgrad the RAM as well.
2. The power supply may become overtaxed. It's an aging machine and that 250 Watt supply has degraded with time.
3. While a little pokey, as is, if stable will run Windows 2000, Linux with ease.
I wouldn't change a thing.
Below is the system that I have. Basically, I will be buying a new system. But I'd like to keep this system for other purposes.
What I'd like to know is, how much can I upgrade the processor. To what speed? What AMD processor can I upgrade to? Do I have to stay with AMD processors?
Also, if you have any recommendations for this system, what to upgrade, I'd appreciate it.
I've done some research but thye don't specify what specific AMD processor to upgrade to.
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
500 megahertz AMD Athlon
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: ASUSteK Computer INC. K7M 1.XX
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 627.10 02/29/2000
320 MB Installed
Slot '0' has 128 mb
Slot '1' has 64 mb
Slot '2' has 128 mb