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August 11, 2013 7:27:22 AM

mbo Intel d865bgf
CPU celeron 2,4GHz
GPU ATI 9200 256MB
2GB RAM

i have main PC and this would be like a second PC so i want it as good as it can get
cause i know upgrade wouldnt cost top much :) 

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August 11, 2013 8:05:06 AM

It's not upgradeable, mate. Your rig is just too old. U can't find CPUs with 478 sockets, DDR RAMs (maybe in some flea markets) or AGP 4x/8x gfx now. Or u should upgrade the rig completely (I'm afraid u couldn't even keep your PSU and case in upgrade)

I would recommend u to do some optimization such as Disk Defragment, Disk Cleaning ,uninstalling some useless software and disable some useless startup programs to make it alive again.
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August 11, 2013 8:30:46 AM

what about some small upgrades like faster Pentium 4?
im not going to play games i just want to have better performance on browsing web and etc...
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August 11, 2013 8:37:24 AM

Only if u could find them in flea market...P4 is not for sale a long time ago. Stick to the optimization as I mentioned or reinstall your OS to Windows 2000 if it's too slow. (I did this to the Pentium III laptop and make it dual system, but i found Windows 2000 faster generally)
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August 11, 2013 8:50:00 AM

i would buy a second hand one
i recently installed wxp 12.07.2013. sp3 be and its too slow
which XP should i install?
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August 11, 2013 9:02:32 AM

If you could find the parts for it, you might be able to search eBay or something, and upgraded it to it's possible full potential, you are still going to have an old, annoyingly slow, outdated system that is not good for anything today. Take it to the recycling center and be done with it.
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August 11, 2013 10:19:57 AM

It's not that bad. By good maintenance it could serve quite long like my old Pentium III laptop. The version of Windows XP isn't important. SP3 may be the best for security, go google "how to optimize WinXP" or stuffs like that and u would find tons of solutions. Here are some tips i've learned through yrs.

1. Disable Page File, disable system restore.

2. perform "sfc.exe /purgecache" to clean up some 300MB trash files.

3. using 3rd optimize software like TweakUP Utilities or Advanced System Care, then your rig will come to live again i'm sure.

p.s. Right now i'm using my father's thrown-away 2001 Sony PCG FX-220 laptop (W/ Pentium III CPU and 512MB PC100 RAM) typing. It's still alive but a little bit slower than the new laptop if u manage it well and not to install too many software ;) 
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August 11, 2013 10:32:39 AM

i found some deals for Pentium 4 Extreme HT (very Cheap)
and HD 3850 AGP
are those compatible with mbo?

and is that bottleneck CPU?
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August 11, 2013 11:53:53 AM

HD 3850? Even if u get it, u won't get well in gaming.

So u should be lucky if u don't have issues w/ your newly-bought Pentium 4. Plus HD 3850 is power hungry.
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August 11, 2013 12:45:07 PM

which AGP GPU would be good for p4?
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August 11, 2013 5:46:31 PM

Stick w/ your Ati 9200 is OK, or get some not so power hungry gfx like: HD 5450 or GT 610.

Do u have PCI slot? This gfx would be fine I think: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt6060410... (GT 610 PCI) Currently I think u should look into flea market to find AGP cards.
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