I own a Dimension L700cx (700 MHz Celeron) that has been quite reliable for many years, but the CPU just isn't able to handle many tasks anymore. So I am considering upgrading the CPU and Motherboard, thinking this would allow me to get a few more years out of the machine without much investment.
I am not clear if the EIDE HDD that is in the box now will work with new Motherboards. Will it connect to a PATA/IDE connector?
I would also appreciate any other thoughts about upgrading the CPU as I am a hardware rookie.
If this upgrade would work, I am considering getting an Athlon II X3 435 or an Athlon II X3 440 as the new CPU. Both are well reviewed and I would be interested in your input.