upgrade , but how high can i go .

  beb 19:55 11 Jul 2006

need to upgrde my pc , but not sure how far i can go ,i have Packard Bell I MEDIA 4706 at the mo ive 256mb , ati 9200 128 graphics AMD athlon 1.80ghz . i found the system spec one PB web site , but i dont fully understand , could some kind sole please help .....

CPU support.
Socket 462 for AMD PGA Duron/Athlon processor.
100/133 MHz Host bus speed (uses dual clocking to obtain 200/266 MHz FSB)
Supports 200 MHz FSB Duron at 1300 MHz maximum
Supports 200 MHz FSB Athlon at 1300 MHz maximum
Supports 266 MHz FSB Athlon at 1333 MHz maximum
Supports 266 MHz FSB Athlon XP 2000+ maximum
Above CPUs are only supported with the latest BIOS version
Above Athlon CPUs are only supported on 683623xxxx, see previous note
Athlon XP 1800+ only supported on revision 6836230400

system memory.
4 memory banks (2 slots) using three 168-pin unbuffered DIMM
Single- or double-sided DIMMS with gold-plated contacts with clock specifications of 100 or 133 MHz
Supports a maximum memory size of 1 GB
512 (128-bit technology) or 256 MB (64-bit technology) registered DIMMs
1 GB unregistered DIMMS (256-bit technology)
ECC memory checking is not supported

AGP Controller
AGP 2.0 compliant
Supports SideBand Addressing (SBA) mode
Supports 266 MHz 4x mode for AD and SBA signalling
Pipelined split-transaction long-burst transfers up to 1 GB/s

any help much appriciated , regards beb ,

  sean-278262 19:57 11 Jul 2006

To be honest it would almost be cheaper and more efficient to sell that system and buy a new one with prices on decent specs starting as low as £300. however it may help if you get the manual out and find out the exact model name of your system if you are intending to do the upgrading.


  beb 19:57 11 Jul 2006

ps....windows xp home

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