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June 13, 2010 9:57:31 PM

Hello,

I would like to upgrade my machine. Better processor, more RAM, new motherboard if needed, etc. These are my current specs. What can I do to achieve this? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Bill
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2515555, 2515556, 2515762, 2516011, 2516079, 2516080, 2516081, 2516298, 2516560, 2516561,

2516562, 2516563, 2516564, 2516565, 2517118, 2517200, 2517201, 2517202, 2517203, 2517204,

2517205, 2517939, 2517945, 2517951, 2517956, 2518347

Feature Specification
Form Factor ATX 12.00 × 9.60 inches
# Processor Support for an Intel Pentium 4 processor
# 400-MHz system data bus
# Memory Two Direct-RDRAM channels with two RIMMs per channel (four RIMM sockets)
# Support for up to 2 GB of system memory using PC600 or PC800 RDRAM
Chipset Intel 850 chipset, consisting of:

* Intel 82850 MCH
* Intel 82801BA ICH2
* Intel 82802AB 4-Mb FWH

I/O Control SMSC LPC47M132 LPC bus I/O controller
Video AGP connector supporting 1.5-V 4X AGP cards only
# Peripheral Interfaces Six USB ports
# One serial port
# One parallel port
# Two IDE interfaces with Ultra DMA 33 and ATA-66/100 support
# One disk drive interface
# PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Expansion Capabilities Five PCI bus add-in card connectors (SMBus routed to PCI bus connector 2)
# BIOS AMI BIOS (resident in the Intel 82802AB 4-Mb FWH
# Support for APM, ACPI, Plug and Play, and SMBIOS
# Instantly Available PC Support for PCI Local Bus Specification revision 2.2.
# Suspend to RAM support
# Wake on PCI, CNR, RS-232, front panel, PS/2 keyboard, and USB ports
LAN Wake Capabilities Support for system wake-up using an add-in network interface card with remote wake-up capability via the PME# signal
# Hardware Monitor Voltage sense to detect out-of-range power supply voltages
# Thermal sense to detect out-of-range thermal values
# Fan control and monitoring
Hardware Monitoring Features Two fan sense inputs used to monitor fan activity
LAN Intel 82562ET 10/100 Mbps Platform LAN Connect (PLC) device
USB 2.0 Support for USB 2.0 devices

The USB 2.0 option is supported on the front USB ports and the two rear USB ports under the NIC. At this time, this option is only supported in Windows® XP and Windows 2000 with installed drivers.
LBA Support for 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA)

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June 13, 2010 9:58:37 PM

new pc
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June 13, 2010 10:13:48 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Don't exist many things that can give to ur rig a better performance at this point is better build a new one. AMD can give u a very good relation price/performance.
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a b à CPUs
June 14, 2010 2:37:58 AM

Don't waste your money, Bill...
Save some money from now and build a whole new system when you have it. :) 
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June 14, 2010 11:57:27 PM

obsidian86 said:
new pc


Thanks for you reply. I am new to the site and I’m not familiar with the etiquette so if there are any protocols I should be aware of, please let me know.

I think I will buy a cheap replacement HDD, as this one is probably at least 8 years old, copy my current HDD contents to it, and use this machine for another purpose or as a backup.

BTW, this machine was a top-of-the-line multimedia machine when I first bought it.

I am interested in learning about networks, i.e., setup and maintaining, etc., and I am thinking of creating a network of machines (I have several other machine that are not as old as this one, but will work) and I may use this machine as a part of the network. I plan to set up Server 2003 and soon 2008.

Also, do you have any general suggestions regarding laptops?

Thanks again,

Bill
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June 14, 2010 11:57:42 PM

wa1 said:
Don't waste your money, Bill...
Save some money from now and build a whole new system when you have it. :) 


Thanks for you reply. I am new to the site and I’m not familiar with the etiquette so if there are any protocols I should be aware of, please let me know.

I think I will buy a cheap replacement HDD, as this one is probably at least 8 years old, copy my current HDD contents to it, and use this machine for another purpose or as a backup.

BTW, this machine was a top-of-the-line multimedia machine when I first bought it.

I am interested in learning about networks, i.e., setup and maintaining, etc., and I am thinking of creating a network of machines (I have several other machine that are not as old as this one, but will work) and I may use this machine as a part of the network. I plan to set up Server 2003 and soon 2008.

Also, do you have any general suggestions regarding laptops?

Thanks again,

Bill
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June 15, 2010 12:07:42 AM

saint19 said:
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Don't exist many things that can give to ur rig a better performance at this point is better build a new one. AMD can give u a very good relation price/performance.



Thanks for you reply. I am new to the site and I’m not familiar with the etiquette so if there are any protocols I should be aware of, please let me know.

I think I will buy a cheap replacement HDD, as this one is probably at least 8 years old, copy my current HDD contents to it, and use this machine for another purpose or as a backup.

BTW, this machine was a top-of-the-line multimedia machine when I first bought it.

I am interested in learning about networks, i.e., setup and maintaining, etc., and I am thinking of creating a network of machines (I have several other machine that are not as old as this one, but will work) and I may use this machine as a part of the network. I plan to set up Server 2003 and soon 2008.

Also, do you have any general suggestions regarding laptops?

Thanks again,

Bill
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a c 161 à CPUs
June 15, 2010 12:12:20 AM

Some laptops are goo gaming rigs, but don't have the upgrade advantage of the desktop rigs.
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