My computer is aging But I'm still trying to keep up until I get a new system. I'm currently upgrading from 512mb to 1.5gb of ram. In addition to that I've found that I can even afford a new(er)(ish) CPU !
So what I'm basically wanting to ask is, are my CPU choice's good/better than my current setup, or am I wasting time and money by spending anymore money on this system. Also, are there better CPU's for the price out there that I missed?
And after all that, how do I install my new processor? Kinda asking a little much, I know, but I'm trying to learn. I know you need thermal paste.. but what kind? how much? Where do I put it(lol)? and anything else I need to do.
I currently have a AMD Sempron 2600 using socket 754 running at 1.6Ghz.
Yes, I have a DVD burner so I'll just burn it all there. I also have a spare 10GB partition I could copy it to too.
But what about what Killz86 said about not even needing to reinstall my OS? If I can actually skip this then I would much rather prefer that. I'm lazy.
And If I DID have to reinstall my OS, do I need to save or backup my validation file(s) or anything? Or does backing up my documents and settings already do that for me? I basically got this pc with only a XP upgrade disc and everything installed already.