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Upgrading an Intel Celeron Processor

By hewittm ·
I have a HP PC with an Intel Celeron 366 processor (440ZX/66 motherboard) - what are the easiest and cheapest options for upgrading to a faster processor ?

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Upgrading an Intel Celeron Processor

by Ann777 In reply to Upgrading an Intel Celero ...

Easiest and cheapest?

Easiest and cheapest is to go to a computer store and buy a new system. You probably do not need to buy peripherals (monitor, printer)... but barebone systems run about $300 and will get you a PIII processor 800MHz, 128MBRAM, 20-40 GB of storage, etc.

Your current system is too old to effective "upgrade." Your bus will not be able to handle anything available these days at computer stores. You're better off starting with a new box.

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by MuddyKnees In reply to Upgrading an Intel Celero ...

Get a new one with a Duron Processor and DDR memory.

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by TheChas In reply to Upgrading an Intel Celero ...

Check your owners manual, or HPs web site for the supported CPUs for the system.

Then, check out the surplus PC parts market.
www.compgeeks.com
www.computersurplusoutlet.com
are 2 that I have used.

Figure on $50 or less depending on what isavailable when you are ready to buy.
I would replace the fan at the same time.

Now, what do you expect from the faster CPU?
Generally, if you double CPU speed, you will see a 10% - 25% performance improvement.

I assume you are running Windows 9X.
If so, increase your RAM to 196MB will provide nearly the same performance improvement.

Also, if your system has integrated video, switching to a PCI graphics card may provide the most performance improvement.

Chas

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