Upgrade

  Spr 08:49 16 Aug 2006
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I have a Pentium 4, I am thinking of upgrading to a 2.93GHz Intel Core Duo X 6800
( advertised in PC Advisor)
Will I have to change my Mother Board or will what I have below suffice?
Is there anything else I have to aware of if I do go ahead and upgrade.

Board: MICRO-STAR INC. MS-6580 20A
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. V3.3 1/18/2002 10/14/02

  ^wave^ 09:57 16 Aug 2006

i would say yes you have to change it

  ArrGee 10:05 16 Aug 2006

Just out of interest, why do you want to change from P4 to the Duo? I doubt you'll see any significant change.

  Spr 13:01 16 Aug 2006

I was under the impression it was a lot faster than a P4

  ArrGee 13:03 16 Aug 2006

Do you know the speed of your machine? Right click on My Computer and select Properties

  ~#@@#~ 13:36 16 Aug 2006

Yes you would need to change the motherboard. Your present motherboard will take processors upto click here

  Spr 14:46 16 Aug 2006

Speed of the machine is 2.41ghz

  ArrGee 17:30 16 Aug 2006

Are you using the PC for anything like heavy-duty video/movie editing?

  961 17:50 16 Aug 2006

Any improvement will be minimal

Save for an upgrade or new computer after Vista has settled down, say, Autumn 2007

  anskyber 17:55 16 Aug 2006

Or wait and use this useful "tool" to compare performance. click here

  Spr 18:18 16 Aug 2006

Im not using the machine for any like Video/Movies. Just mainly for Family Tree, research, word etc.
Nothing heavy

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