Socket 7 processor upgrade

  [DELETED] 20:22 23 Sep 2003

I've got an AMD K6 500MHz processor in a Time PC. Is there any point in putting a processor upgrade in or is it too late?

If it is worth doing, any idea where to get the neessary bits?

  gold 47 20:33 23 Sep 2003

The first thing you should do is get your MOBO SPEC this will tell you what the maximum processor it will support but in view you have only a 500mhz it must be an older computer and you might find even if you wanted to upgrade the MOBO to take a faster processor it might not fit into the case i think if money is going tobe spent far better on a new computer.

  [DELETED] 20:34 23 Sep 2003

the socket 7 processor is no longer manufactured so if you wanted to upgrade you would have to buy a new motherboard, cpu and cpu heatsink/fan. For parts look at click here. David.

  [DELETED] 20:47 23 Sep 2003

is your processor a K6-2 Or K6-3

click here

I would go for a new motherboard & processor with DDR memory.

  [DELETED] 20:49 23 Sep 2003

You can get a Motherboard Bundle (Motherboard Fan and memeory from £128)to upgrade if your case will take it... click here

  [DELETED] 21:36 23 Sep 2003

Thanks for the response, it looks like its cheaper and simpler to mend it with a new one.

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