Need Help Upgrading CPU & Memory on PC Chips M848A

  samson1589 07:39 19 Jan 2009

Hi, would like some advice on upgrading my PC that was built for me by a friend about 5 years ago. Since i have installed a new graphics card it appears to of slowed to a crawling pace. Any help would be gratefully recieved. This is the information i have about my PC:
Motherboard: PC Chips M848A Rev:2.1
CPU: AMD Sempron 2800 i think! This is the number on it SDA2800DUT3D.
PSU: Jeantech Model- HPC 300 202
Graphics Card: Asus AH3450 AGP x8
Hard Drive: Seagate 120GB (I also have a spare Western Digital WD600 60GB drive i dont use)
Memory: DDR 512MB

  AndySD 10:52 19 Jan 2009

I think this is the manual click here

Sockek 462, I dont think you can upgrade the processor.

Putting in 1gb ram will speed it up though.

Crucial click here use scan my system.

  birdface 11:23 19 Jan 2009

My computer is 5-6years old and what it would cost to upgrade it would be better saved towards a new computer.Before Xmas I upgraded the memory through crucial from 512Mb to 2 Gb and can hardly notice any difference on the speed maybe slightly quicker.Now the £44 that it cost would have been better spent going towards a new computer.So ask yourself is it worth spending money on when computers are so cheap to buy nowadays.Maybe try this.Driver Max it is free. click here

  samson1589 08:56 21 Jan 2009

Thanks everyone for your help. Cant afford to buy a new pc for about 12 months. So was looking to spend about £50 ish to increase the speed of my pc.
I will post a new thread.


  cream. 10:33 21 Jan 2009

If you can get a barton 3000+ @ 333Mhz 512k level 2 cache and an extra gig of ram. That would give a decent boost over the sempron.
It would be hard trying to get both for £50 though.

For £115 click here you might get away with this. It's micro atx so should fit the case. If your power supply is 350w or above that should do, but you would need the extra 12v 4 pin plug. that should come with the psu. It has only one ata connector but that would take one hard drive and one optical drive. I think it has onboard graphics.

You might have to reinstall XP on it but it would have loads of upgradability for the future.

  samson1589 04:59 22 Jan 2009

Thanks Cream,

would this processor work i know it might be a bit dodgy but got to be worth a go if i can get it for a tenner ? ?

click here

And here is my motherboard if this helps ?

click here

Thanks again.

  ambra4 06:50 22 Jan 2009

PCCHIPS M848ALU (V2.1) Motherboard CPU Supported

click here

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