update processor

  dublin lad 15:52 02 Aug 2004
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Ihave a intel(r) celeron (tm) 768 processer chip ,256MB RAM,20GB HD. my motherboard is a Aopen MX3W PRO SERIES. i was wondering is it possible to update your processer chip, say to a 1.2 or more and would it make any difference in preformence.

  Diemmess 16:01 02 Aug 2004

2 reasons -

1) To increase computer performance, added RAM will more likely do this.

2) Your computer has presumably been behaving well with its components in a sort of balance. At worst you may upset this and have lots-a-trouble.

Your operating system must also be considered as part of the equation.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:09 02 Aug 2004

with this board no!

note you only have 256mb memory only worth while upgrade is memory

As with all 810 boards, the M3XW only features two 168-pin 100MHz SDRAM DIMM slots. The amount of memory rows a motherboard is capable of addressing is defined by the chipset, in this case, the 810 chipset. The 4 rows (two double sided banks) supported by the chipset is reflected by the two DIMM slots on the M3XW; the chipset also defines the memory bus frequency to be locked at 100MHz, regardless of the FSB frequency, so the only requirement is that you have PC100 compliant memory, there is no need to seek out the most reliable SDRAM at 133MHz+ since it'll only be running at 100MHz on this board (as well as any 810 board, once again, independently of the FSB speed).

  TomJerry 16:17 02 Aug 2004

Your motherboard maybe just for Pentium 3 class of CPU, you do not have much option to upgrade because P3 CPUs are very difficult to get now.

If you want to upgrade, you need to change motherboard, CPU and memory all together. You could go down AMD route for better performance/price ration.

If you want to get Motherboard, CPU & Memory bundles, two companies I can recommend, one is novatech click here another is watford click here.

You may need to get a big hard drive as well.

  Indigo 1 18:15 02 Aug 2004

Sounds like you will need more than just a new CPU then, once you start upgrading from such a machine as yours the list becomes longer and longer.


If you do decide to upgrade the MOBO and CPU and RAM and are thinking about extra Hard drive or two then you will almost certainly need a bigger and better Power Suppy Unit (PSU) they are not vey expensive but a good one will cost about £40.

I suggest you leave well alone for the time being and save up untill you can afford a newer PC. Or
you can start to design your own "ideal" PC and buy the components as and when you can but upgrading such a PC as yours would be more of a re-build and you won't have many original components left when you have finished, just the case !

Also you will need a working PC to get the help you need from PCA when things don't quite go to plan as they very often do.


Here are a couple of sites to help you, the first one has some very relevant info about upgrading.
click here

This one has good video guides you might find informative.click here

  Indigo 1 18:15 02 Aug 2004

Sounds like you will need more than just a new CPU then, once you start upgrading from such a machine as yours the list becomes longer and longer.


If you do decide to upgrade the MOBO and CPU and RAM and are thinking about extra Hard drive or two then you will almost certainly need a bigger and better Power Suppy Unit (PSU) they are not vey expensive but a good one will cost about £40.

I suggest you leave well alone for the time being and save up untill you can afford a newer PC. Or
you can start to design your own "ideal" PC and buy the components as and when you can but upgrading such a PC as yours would be more of a re-build and you won't have many original components left when you have finished, just the case !

Also you will need a working PC to get the help you need from PCA when things don't quite go to plan as they very often do.


Here are a couple of sites to help you, the first one has some very relevant info about upgrading.
click here

This one has good video guides you might find informative.click here

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