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February 1, 2002 3:45:04 AM

I have a old Gateway and I am interestest in possibly using the tower and changing motherboard, chipset and memory. I would like the experience and it would give me a chance to learn about hardware. What would a reasonable cost be? I want to stay on the low end cost wise. Any thoughts?

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February 1, 2002 4:18:08 AM

Go to <A HREF="http://www.tigerdirect.com" target="_new">http://www.tigerdirect.com&lt;/A> They have processor and memory kits that will upgrade a Pentium or P II to a PIII if your mobo is compatible. If you are going to replace the mobo/chipset, you might as well get a new case($30-$50). You may have to upgrade your power supply depending on how fast of a processor you get. Tigerdirect's cases have the power supplies already installed and are coded so you are sure to get the right one for your mobo and processor. Good luck!
a c 435 V Motherboard
February 1, 2002 12:26:51 PM

Check your power supply rating. Anything below 235 may not work. You can get a "pc kit" with case, power supply, cpu, heatsink, and motherboard in pricewatch. The duron kits start at about $135. Or you can buy a new power supply to use with your old case. I found a codegen 350 watt at 800pc (amd approved) for only $24 plus shipping. Works fine with my xp 1700.
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