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Juskonig

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Hello all, I recently upgraded an old desktop system I have so that I can use it for Photoshop and Lightroom (photography editing), its primarily all I will be using it for. I'm a retard when it comes to PC's, here are my specs and what I have done so far;


The info I have to help is.
I'm running Windows Xp
Currently have a Intel Pentium 4 2.8oGhz "Prescott"
Socket 478 mPGA, 90nm (not sure what else nedds to be said here)
My Mobo is DELL OTC667

So over the weekend, my buddy who is a bit more tech savvy, helped me to upgrade the RAM to 2G (1G each socket), after which I updated the video card NVidia 512MB DDR2 8400GS (whatever that means) I have 1 PCI slot left (open).

So basically having done this the system runs well, but still its a little sticky when loading pics into CS4, particularly when transferring layers from Lightroom...I'd like to get rid of this lag and be able to work seamlessly. As you can tell I kinda "looked before I leapt" into this project, in hindsight I think maybe I shud have just gotten a new box. However, if I can upgrade the CPU and have this all work out it would really be swell.

Please help me out, as you can see I am lost.... :)
If you guys need any further info I would be happy provide...


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Neil Jones

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Realistically not worth upgrading.
The processors aren't available for it any longer.
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Well, for whatever it's worth, have a look at the various sites.

Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz SKT478 FSB800 512KB Cache OEM Processor * £37.38ex vat
* £42.99inc vat http://www.ebuyer.com/product/81385
A full list of processors ebuyer has that fit your mobo
http://www.ebuyer.co...t...&subcat=580

Still got some in stock, but you might want to double check that it will fit your motherboard. Its slower however. A 2nd hand or full re-build with older components could probably be a more viable option and within a reasonable budget.

Edited by knutm, 12 October 2009 - 04:12 PM.

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Thanks mate, actually ordered this CPU INTEL|P4 3.0E 478 1M 90N ROHS today ...should get it tomorrow and then may get a lil reprieve with the performance...
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