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Upgrading CPU

by windows_xp_hacker / October 20, 2006 11:00 AM PDT

Hello All.

I have a Dell Dimension 2100 purchased about 5 years ago. It has a 1.10 Ghz Celeron processor, which really sucks, so I'm looking tp upgrade. I was just wondering, what processor would be best for it? Also, I don;t think I have to, but would I have to switch motherboards if I switch the CPU??


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That was most likely the Socket 370 system.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2006 12:01 PM PDT
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It's worth knowing that while some 1.0GHz P3 could give it a little extra kick it won't bring it close enough to run today's monster games.

I'd stick with kicking it up to 512MB RAM and seeing if it has at least a 7200 RPM hard drive.


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I don't Need it for gaming
by windows_xp_hacker / October 21, 2006 9:38 AM PDT

I don't really use it for gaming, and I don't plan on it. It's just fairly crappy and slow on whatever it's doing, because it's a celeron, and I know Celeron's suck.

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How much RAM does the system have ?? No system will
by VAPCMD / October 21, 2006 10:31 AM PDT

run well or reasonably well with too little matter what CPU you have. Just keep in mind any $$ you spend on the upgrade SHOULD have gone to a new rig. Sinking $$ in a 5-year old rig doesn't make much sense any way you look at it.


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I Don't Need It Much Longer
by windows_xp_hacker / October 22, 2006 12:10 AM PDT

I only plan on using this Dimension for the next few years until I graduate high school, then I'm getting a laptop for college. BTW, it has 128 MB of RAM. I do plan on getting more RAM. I think you may be right, it dosn't run well on just 128 MB of RAM, but my grandparents were cheap when they bought it :-P I only got it because it wasn;t working one day, so they went out and bought a new one and I fixed up the Dimension.

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Consider yourself lucky their PC hiccupped...they could
by VAPCMD / October 22, 2006 2:02 AM PDT
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by windows_xp_hacker / October 22, 2006 7:40 AM PDT

I knew how much memory I could fit into it, I just wasn;t sure where else to get it becides Ebay. Thanks.

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Caution....buying RAM on eBay can be tricky...especially
by VAPCMD / October 22, 2006 8:09 AM PDT
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for an older PC. The are RAM density issues than make RAM incompatible with older PCs.

If you want it to work with the least amount of hassle don't buy generic, get it direct from Crucial, Corsair or Kingston for your specific PC.


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(NT) (NT) Better off buying a new box than trying to upgrade.
by VAPCMD / October 20, 2006 12:07 PM PDT
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