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February 9, 2013 7:03:44 PM

Hello, I have an old IBM Aptiva 2174-595 with an AMD Athlon 600 MHz processor. What is the best CPU I can replace this with assuming something is still available? I don't want to spend a lot of money as I am only using it in my garage. It's just soooo slow on the internet. Thanks for your advice.

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February 9, 2013 7:11:49 PM

Hi :) 

Too old for a cpu.... increase the ram though, it WILL make a huge difference...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 9, 2013 7:59:15 PM

The internet is slow because of there is a lot of code that the CPU must process which basically slows everything down. Sure you can install a faster CPU from the same era, but it will still be slow at processing code.

CPUs have advanced a lot... and not only just in the speed, but also how efficiently in can process instructions. A modern day 1.8GHz CPU is much more than 3x faster than a 600MHz CPU from the days of yore; significantly more. Unfortunately, even installing a 1.2GHz AMD CPU from that era would still mean the internet will still be crawling.

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February 9, 2013 8:04:40 PM

It has one stick of 128 MB and two sticks of 256 MB. I could replace the 128 with a 256 but I think that is all it can take. Do you think it would make much difference? Guess it's just being all it can be.
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February 9, 2013 8:55:58 PM

What operating system?

You might try a really lightweight linux and then tell it not to load any multimedia.

There's nothing you can do that will make it perform even 1/10 as fast as a modern $50 processor.
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February 9, 2013 10:57:48 PM

I'm using XP Home. I'm not tech savvy enough to do much more than plug things in like memory and maybe a CPU. I guess the old IBM is good enough to do the things I need to do in my garage... look up car parts and ask questions on old car forums. I have a MAC Pro in the house for the other stuff. Thanks to everyone for all their help!
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February 10, 2013 12:21:22 AM

Really almost ANYTHING is going to be faster than what you have now. There are some pretty cheap refurbished deals out there for very little money.

This is a pretty low end Single core Celeron, but it's 5-6x faster than what you have now and has 8x the RAM for only $70: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=OPTI-360-CEL20-...

Or this is about 3-4x faster than the one above for about $150: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=OPTI-740-A6425X...

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