Processor upgrade

  BLH 16:18 21 Sep 2003

I want to upgrade my processor from a Athlon Xp 2200+. to a XP 2700+ or a XP 2800+ my m/b will support both, and I have DDR 2700 mem. installed,(1024mb) I intend to do video editing. so which of the two processor would you advise.
Thank you

  -pops- 16:26 21 Sep 2003

For practical purposes you may as well stick with what you have. The extra "speed" gained is of little use in the real world for the work you intend doing.

  Djohn 17:08 21 Sep 2003

I agree with -pops-. It would be different if you was upgrading from say, 1200+ or 1600+ but with your present 2200XP+ it may be better to wait for something in the region of 3800 or 4000 to come along. j.

  BLH 17:31 21 Sep 2003

Thank you for your fast response, and I note what you both say, the only reason I was going to upgrade was to get full use of the memory as I have read it somewhere that DDR 2700 will only run at its best along with 333mhz processor speed, as memory is used more in video editing.
But I will take your advice for the time being.
Thank's again

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