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wish to change processor \add mem

By castroldon ·
hello my name is don davis\
computer-compaq presario CDS 524
processor-genuine intel 80486-66mhz
memory slots [2]-
current mem-20467k
windows 98 se
2008 mb drive

I WOULD LIKE TO JAZ UP OR REPLACE PROCESSOR
I NEED TO ADD MORE MEMORY-[I TRIED TO ADD MORE
THAN 32 MB TO THE EXTENDED BUT FOR SOME REASON IT WOULD NOT GO !

I NEED THE FASTAST PROCESSOR THAT I CAN USE WITH THE FACTORY BOARD!

BUT NO LUCK IN FINDING HELP WITH WHAT PARTS I NEED TO PURCHASE!

YES ITS AN OLDER COMPUTER BUT IT IS A REALLY GOOD ONE SO THIS IS WHY IAM LOOKING FOR HELP TO JAZ IT UP JUST A LITTLE BIT.
IF ANY ONE COULD RECOMEND WHAT PARTS I NEED I WOULD LOVE FOR THEM TO E-MAIL ME AT [CASTROLDON@HOTMAIL.COM] ASAP.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME[DON DAVIS ALTAMONTE SPRINGS FLA}

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by TheChas In reply to wish to change processor ...

You are abit late for CPU upgrades for this system.

All of the retailers have stopped carrying the upgrade processors.
The last one I saw was at TigerDirect, and would take you up to a 133MHz.

As to the RAM, is it 72 PIN SIMMs?
If so, make sure you get the correct type of SIMMs (FPM, EDO, Parity) that are required.
2 32MB are likely the best this board will take.

However, I have seen used Pentium class systems selling for under $20.
Check out
www.compgeeks.com
www.computersurplusoutlet.com
www.pcliquidator.com

They also may have upgrade CPUs and RAM.

Chas

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by CG IT In reply to wish to change processor ...

On an old board like you have, you probably can go up to a 486 DX-4 120 mhz processor [which was very much like the pentium 90mhz]. Depends on what PGA socket you have on the board [socket 3 socket 4] As far as memory , whew! old 486 boards it's hard to tell, your probably maxed out at 32 MB so you just sqeak by on minimum requirements for Windows 98. The biggest question is why?. As The Chas said, you could pick up a used pentium 2336 or even an AMD K6 333 for less than nothing. AMD Athlon 700mhz processors go for $20.00 if you can find em. 1.0 Ghz Duron's for $30 to $40. I would go for taking the 486 on a boat ride and coming back without it, get a pentium 233 or better and be done with it.

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by RCOM In reply to wish to change processor ...

I still have an old 486 DX100 IBM micro channel 1GB SCSI drive, 16MB ram Still use it for electronic music. OS is Win 3.11 for workgroups still running stable and never misses a beat. I've stocked up some old power supplies and other parts just in case something goes out. If the computer still works and you get enjoyment out of it then keep it going. Without automatic motherboards and plug and pray most people are at a lost on how to configure an old PC like this.


Anyway, go to the junkiest used computer shops you can find to search for parts.
See if your mother board has all the cache populated or if there's any installed at all. If you can find cache this will help with speed. Get a video card with the most RAM on it that you can find. If you find memory for it the speed and parity will have to match the 4 MB on the motherboard or you'll have problems. Run as few TSR porgrams as possible. Run MSCONFIG and select the STARTUP SECTION, uncheck everything except for systray or anything that you know the computer needs. Keep a minimal amount of fonts installed. You can install fonts as needed.

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