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March 21, 2010 4:38:43 PM

i was wondering if someone could please tell me what the best processor i could put in my computer ? i have a emachines t3504 with a intel celeron 3.20ghz right now but would like to upgrade i know my computer sucks but i dont have alot of money to work with

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March 21, 2010 7:38:17 PM

how much u got to play with? and what ram and psu u got?
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March 21, 2010 7:45:22 PM

It sounds like you've got a 478 motherboard, which means you COULD upgrade to some 3.8 GHz Pentium IV. But the main problems are:
1) I can't find the specific CPU support list for your PC.
2) An upgrade to Pentium 4 won't be much noticed, especially since today's software demands at least 2 cores.
3) If you find some 3.8 GHz Pentium 4, chances are it will be even more expensive than a current triple core.

So, the best bang for the buck would be achieved with a new CPU + Motherboard + Memory.
Here's a nice combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And this memory, for instance:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 21, 2010 7:48:14 PM

Depends really on what motherboard you have installed on there. If you don't know you could try running a system information utility such as Everest or Aida32. If you can post back your motherboard model and manufacturer we can offer more help :) 
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March 21, 2010 7:51:32 PM

sanchz said:
It sounds like you've got a 478 motherboard, which means you COULD upgrade to some 3.8 GHz Pentium IV. But the main problems are:
1) I can't find the specific CPU support list for your PC.
2) An upgrade to Pentium 4 won't be much noticed, especially since today's software demands at least 2 cores.
3) If you find some 3.8 GHz Pentium 4, chances are it will be even more expensive than a current triple core.

So, the best bang for the buck would be achieved with a new CPU + Motherboard + Memory.
Here's a nice combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And this memory, for instance:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I think its actually an LGA775 board since I'm pretty sure that Celeron is a 775. He has a few more options available with this but could do with the motherboard info for a CPU support list. I think a memory upgrade would definitely be a good idea though since that system comes with 256MB standard unless he went for the optional 2GB when he bought it.
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March 21, 2010 11:48:43 PM

Yep, I've been looking around and it's a 775 CPU. Yet I bet the MOBO does not support any dual core whatsoever.
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