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Finally Upgrading My Pc

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Well, it's long-past due, but I'm upgrading my PC. Here's what I'm thinking of buying:

 

Western Digital 80GB 7200rpm ATA100 8MB WD800JB

Apacer 512MB 400MHz PC3200 CAS 3.0 DDR DIMM

Intel Celeron 2.8GHz (400MHz FSB) Retail Box & Fan

ASUS P4R800-VM Sock478 ATI9200IGP Dual DDR400/AUDIO/VGA/LAN

 

Any comments?

 

By the way, here are my current specs:

 

Intel Pentium 3 733MHz

256MB SDRAM

15GB HDD

 

This upgrade will be an improvement, no?

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When was a Celeron compatible with a P4 board O.o?

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Does P3 and P4 use the same board? Anyways, looks nice otherwise.

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Agozer :

 

Nope, a Pentium 3 uses a socket 370 motherboard while a Pentium 4 uses a Socket 478, which is a whole lot smaller then the socket 370.......

 

K`dash :

 

Well, ever since the Celeron's core has been replaced by one similar to a Pentium 4, changed sockets to 478 as well and then upped the main bus to 150. (I think, but still too low compared to the P4's 300+ Mhz main bus...)

 

random guy :

 

Yep, it will.... ^^

 

Umm... Wait.... There's an integrated VGA for that motherboard!!!?? O_O

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I always wondered why they were compatible to a degree.

 

and a ATi 9200 is good :lol:

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So, will it work or not (the motherboard w/ the cpu)? If not, what type of main board would I need?

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worth if you go for 3.0ghz, thou its better than nothing! i uggest for a vcard & scard upgrade, dont 4get d dvd/ cd writer as well.. :lol:

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i have a perfecltly good sound card, I'm planning on soon getting a radeon 9600xt, and i have a dvd+/-rw burner.

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worth if you go for 3.0ghz, thou its better than nothing! i uggest for a vcard & scard upgrade, dont 4get d dvd/ cd writer as well.. :lol:

GHz isn't always everything you know.

 

You can get an AMD 3200+ to do as good as a P4 3.06Ghz. Hellalotta cheaper too.

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i would still aviod celerons since its lower in cache compared to p4's

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i would still aviod celerons since its lower in cache compared to p4's

Exactly and cache can make a big difference.

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