Upgrade my 1.7GHz to 2.8GHz? plz comment

I'd appreciate any advice/comments on this.


Here's my current system:

Dell Dimension 8100 w/ P4 1.7GHz Willamette processor
(400MHz frontside bus)
512MB pc800 RDRAM
120GB HD
...
..
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I've already spent $110 on a 256MB RAM upgrade.

Does ~$230 for a Powerleap adaptor and P4 2.8GHz (400MHz FSB, non-celeron) Northwood processor make for a cost effective upgrade solution? Or is the $/Benefit ratio just not there?

Moving from 1.7 to 2.8, and Willamette to Northwood tells me there should be a noticeable improvement, but is it worth the money?


Unfortunately, a new system is out of the question for now.

Please enlighten me. Thanks,


-brian
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  1. That's not bad, considering any other upgrade would force you to replace most of the system.

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  2. You can't upgrade to 2.8 GHz, unless your mobo supports 533 MHz FSB. The best 400 MHz FSB P4 is 2.6 GHz

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  3. Am I reading this wrong, Spitfire, or will this one do the job?

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=720590&CatId=260

    Looks to me like it will work...
  4. Looks like I'm wrong. I didn't know about 2.8 GHz/400 MHz FSB P4

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