Processor upgrade

  REDYELBLU 23:15 16 Mar 2003

I have a Duron 1200 mhz cpu in my pc, but a friend has suggested up grading to an Athlon xp1700. I know that the Athlon runs at 1100 mhz, is it worth changing it? or is the Athlon more efficient at what it does? Thanks.

  Mr Crispy 23:53 16 Mar 2003

Yes the athlon is a better bet but you need to make sure your motherboard will take it. The athlon 1700 actually runs at 1.47ghz so there would be a definite improvement in games but in some everyday stuff you may not notice. You should try and go for the most powerful processor your motherboard can take to make it a really worthwhile upgrade. At the end of the day it depends what you use your PC for.

  bda72 23:57 16 Mar 2003

If you know the make and model of your motherboard then post it here and then we can find out what processor you can upgrade to.

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