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legsyoung

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Right now I have a home made computer that I built about 5 yrs ago and I want to upgrade just the motherboard, the CPU from a 700MHz processor to a higher one. I want to purchase the motherboard and CPU as a combo.
I want to use my same SDRAM and case and power supply.
If I puchase the motherboard and CPU as a combo --- is there anything I need to be aware of. ---- I already know I need to match up the way it connects to the power button on my case and I should get a motherboard that will support my RAMS.
But do I need to worry about the chipset or any thing else if I purchase these items as a combo (the motherboard and CPU)??????????????
I don't do a lot of gaming so a super delux motherboard is not important to me. --- I would like to go up to 1.4 or 2.0 processore/motherboard.
I would appreaciate any comments.
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Why waste your money on a 2.0 processor and MB. Other than a slight bit more cost for newer ram, you can get a Intel 2.66 processor and a good PCI-e slot motherboard for the same price.

This is not a bad deal since you can upgrade later on to the 3.0 to 3.4 processors and have a PCI-e video card also. I have built 2 computers using this motherboard.

http://www.smksupers...em.asp?ID=14067

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i would generally tend to go amd although they can be a bit pricy,
for a good Motherboard i would say DFI is a good make, there is a really good infinity which i have used for just £60, it comes iwth a very self explanitory manual.

1 what type of Ram do you have?
2 how much are you willing to spend?

im not to sure why you would want to go for a combo deal, but i do know that novatech have some good combo's for £130. and with novatech you get extra ram.

Edited by Max-T, 16 May 2006 - 10:09 AM.

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