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December 24, 2001 11:04:59 AM

I'm wanting to upgrade from a AMD K6-2 to a Duron. I'm wondering whether to buy the 950 or wait and buy the 1Ghz (currently strapped for cash) is the performance increase much or should I just buy the 950. I'm going to be upgrading to a faster Athlon in Summer anyway so should I buy the 950 and then spend future pennies on other upgrades (more RAM etc)? And does anyone know where I can get cheap hardware deliverable in the UK? (i.e a 950 Duron ;) ) and how overclockable is the Apollo KT266?

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December 24, 2001 11:20:42 AM

1) i think you know this processor exchange involve the exchange of the mb, yes,no ?

2) "currently strapped for cash"
want you say that it's out of stock in your reseller or there is a pb to recept it ?
or it is something else which involve you can't buy it ?

(sorry, 'cause of my english, i haven't a precise opinion about this expression)

3) nevertheless there is a very little difference of performances between the duron 950 & the duron 1Ghz so you can get either one or the other
of course the little best is the 1Ghz which cost just few dollars more

4) do you want now a cpu & upgrade it on summer
or is your question is :
i wonder if i buy now a 950 or i will buy in summer a 1Ghz ?




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I would like to Invest for my PC !!
ok, buy nothing.
Anonymous
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December 24, 2001 11:34:56 AM

I'm in the UK and the difference in price on Dabs is £15. I'm upgrading both mobo and chip just now then upgrading the chip again in the summer. So All I want to know is whether to buy the 950 or to wait and buy the 1G with the new architecture cause I'm lacking in funds. If I buy the 950 the money I was going to spend could be spent on adding another 256 of RAM or something.
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December 24, 2001 11:42:28 AM

if you haven't the cash for the 1Ghz, go to the 950Mhz, no pb

& buy with the diff of money other...

note:
for common usage it's not necessary to have more than 256M of memory

EasyInfo :cool:
I would like to Invest for my PC !!
ok, buy nothing.
Anonymous
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December 24, 2001 11:48:41 AM

Cheers :)  Any idea of where I can buy cheap hardware that has international delivery?
December 24, 2001 11:53:29 AM

NOTE:
for common usage it's not necessary to have more than 256M of memory

so i think buy another thing than memory apart if you will use appications will need it


EasyInfo :cool:
I would like to Invest for my PC !!
ok, buy nothing.
December 24, 2001 11:56:19 AM

why international delivery, it's more expensive ?

why don't you search an ebusiness seller in uk ?








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I would like to Invest for my PC !!
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Anonymous
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December 24, 2001 12:12:48 PM

US prices are a lot cheaper.
December 24, 2001 12:20:36 PM

yes, of course, sorry ...

don't remember your uk prices

im searching an it eBusiness...

wait few minutes


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ok, buy nothing.
Anonymous
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December 24, 2001 12:26:56 PM

Cheers :) 
December 24, 2001 12:27:19 PM

On <A HREF="http://www.watford.co.uk" target="_new">Watford Electronics </A>the 950Mhz is £58.75 and the 1Ghz is the same price.

<A HREF="http://www.gemma.co.uk" target="_new">Gemma </A> also has pretty good prices

<font color=blue> Smoke me a Chip'er ... I'll be back in the Morgan </font color=blue> :eek: 
December 24, 2001 12:38:06 PM

TAKE AN DURON 1Ghz, COST DIFFERENCE: 6.77$US <=> 4.7£

CAUTION:
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you have taxes to pay with because it's an international order & i can't determinate yours 'cause don't know the UK tax poucentage
sometimes this tax is forgot or you can find a trick not to pay it
search about...
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at <A HREF="http://tomshardware.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php?...]]" target="_new">http://tomshardware.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php?...]]</A>

this is a price grabber, you can compare prices & find an international reseller...

EasyInfo :cool:
I would like to Invest for my PC !!
ok, buy nothing.
December 24, 2001 12:39:19 PM

Check at <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com" target="_new">http://www.newegg.com&lt;/A> I <b>think</b> they have international delivery and I bought my Duron 950 for $46 USD. I don't know what that converts to in English pounds? I also bought my mobo from them at a super reasonable rate @ $80, it's a Shuttle AK31 ver3.1 and it has DDR ram. So you might at least check them out and see if they're in your ballpark as far as money goes. Take care.

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December 24, 2001 12:46:25 PM

they don't ship internationally...sorry!

<b>give me back my username! :mad:  </b>
Anonymous
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December 24, 2001 1:33:38 PM

That's really annoying because I've noticed what you (US People) pay for a full retail boxed item is the equivelent of what we (UK People) are paying for OEMs. Don't call this stupid country rip off Britain for nothing it seems ;)  Watford Electronics is based in England so should deliver to Scotland no bother so I'll check them out. Cheers guys :) 
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