Got a few questions about upgrading my pc.
I have a decent, powerful laptop for all my high end music production software ect,, so my old desktop is only used for domestic stuff.
Now,,, My CPU is only 1.4ghz, on a gigabyte 8TX motherboard, slow and old by anyones standards, but is enough for what i use the computer for, (internet,music files, etc,,,).
The cpu is a socket 423,, and looking around on ebay, there are a few 1.7 ghz, and the occassional 2.0ghz cpu,s on socket 423,, going very , very cheaply.
Question is,,, if i was to get hold of one of these slightly faster cpu,s,, is it just a straight swap ??
ie/ swap it over like a memory stick or pci card,, with no problems once you reboot ?? or is there gonna be problems ????
Other question is,,,, i think my power supply is a 300 watt,,, Should i replace it with another more powerful one as i have quite a lot of stuff on my pc now,, ie/,,,
2 X cd roms
2 X Harddrives
1 x floppy drive
Tv card,,( connected to VCR and sky digibox )
Audigy 2 zs soundcard
Fx 5500 graphics ( 256 mb)
Wireless network card
extra usb ports ( all used )
I use the cpmputer for mainly internet and email, but also have all my music files on one of the drives, and have recently added a tv card for watching live tv, and editing of old videos,,,
Havent noticed any particulary high drain on the cpu,, and for once,, all is well with my pc,, havent had a single problem at all,, for many, many months,,,
However,, i have a feeling that maybe the tv picture could be slightly better , with a faster cpu,,, if its gonna go in a straight swap for my old 1.4ghz,, then its not going to improve things dramatically,, but its certainly not going to do any harm,,,
Would just like some advice on these few questions,,,
I keep meaning to get a more modern motherboard, and newre cpu,, but just havent got round to it, probably will next yr,, but for now,, these small upgrades will do,,, if needed !!!