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Hello, Im currently running a computer with the following specs:

CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.60 GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE 512 MB
RAM: 1 GB

I'm a extreem gamer that likes to play the latest games and i've recently purchased Crysis :) , unfortunatly i can only run it on the low grapical settings, and being the graphics nut i am i need too make it look better.

My friend has recently upgraded his CUP and has given me his old one out of the kindness of his heart :) .

He has Given me a Intel Celeron CPU 2.40GHz, my main question's are:
1. i dont know if it is better than my current CPU?
2. will i need too replace my CPU cooling thing? (the fan thats mounted on the top)
3. will i need too replace anything else like my power supply?
4. will it be compatable with my Motherboard? (its an ASUS somthing)
5. How will i go about installing the bloody thing?

NB: the Intel Celeron is about 3 years old, where as my current one is only about a year old.


===> IS THE UPGRADE WORTH IT <===


Thanks, Lindsay.
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1) it's comparable performance-wise but you won't notice any difference.
2) You'll need to replace the board. Intel chips don't fit in AMD boards and vice-versa.
3) See number 2. You will need a new fan.
4) No.
5) In your current situation, with great difficulty bordering on the impossible :)
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1) it's comparable performance-wise but you won't notice any difference.
2) You'll need to replace the board. Intel chips don't fit in AMD boards and vice-versa.
3) See number 2. You will need a new fan.
4) No.
5) In your current situation, with great difficulty bordering on the impossible :)



Thanks heaps for your advice, i suppose ill have too invest some money in a new GPU and RAM and CPU :S, oh well i suppose i had my expectations set a bit high for the CPU's performance.

Thanks anyway.
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