Compaq Presario Upgrade

  Pres5290 22:18 19 Jan 2003
  Pres5290 22:18 19 Jan 2003

I own a COMPAQ PRESARIO 5290 which I have been upgrading. I have upgraded the RAM from 128MB to the maximum 768MB. I have also upgraded the graphics card from a Nvidia GForce2 32MB to a 3D Blaster4 Ti4200 64MB.

I am keen on playing memory detailed games such as Microsoft Flight Simulator and for it to run perfectly, I really need a processor upgrade.

My current processor is a AMD Athlon 1000 1Ghz with 128 KB primary memory cache and 256 KB secondary memory cache. My motherboard is a Compaq 06E4H with a bus clock of 100 megahertz and BIOS 786K1 (whatever that means!).

Please - What processor would I need? How much would it cost? and what would I need to do to install it (apart from putting it in the computer?.

Many thanks!


  Lozzy 22:25 19 Jan 2003

Have a look in compaq's web site for details

  Pres5290 22:31 19 Jan 2003

Thanx! I've looked there though and I could not find the answers to these questions! Any other ideas? Cheers! BZ

  Lozzy 22:33 19 Jan 2003

Try HP's site failing that go to a good PC shop where you can get some sort of guarantee so you don't waste your dosh

  Pres5290 22:36 19 Jan 2003

Okay cheers. No luck with Compaq/HP site. Anyone else have any ideas though before I give in to PC World etc?!?! BZ

  AMD 4 ever 23:38 19 Jan 2003

It is tricky...If the budget suits then prob best to do a Mobo,CPU,Ram upgrade than rely too much on the CPU upgrade...eventually it will cause another bottleneck!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

8 brilliant character artists speaking at Pictoplasma 2018

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Football : comment regarder la Ligue 1 en direct ?