CPU Help

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by gbailey141, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. gbailey141

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    Hi

    I have a Packard Bell MC1608 whch currently has a P4 3.06 processor 500 FSB.

    I am looking to replace it with a P4 3.6 800 FSB.

    Will I see a significant increase by doing this?

    I can buy the new chip for £52.

    Gav
     
  2. mjn

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    I'd be checking to see if that Packard Bell motherboard can take CPU's with a 800 FSB first, and if it can whether the memory can run any faster.
     
  3. gbailey141

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    Thanks for your reply. The motherboard can support upto 800mhz so no probs there.

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    i honestly wouldnt bother with an upgrade like that....600mhz is not going to give you a significant increase in anything, even in modern gaming you are talking maybe a maximum of 10 frames per second, and maybe saving around 6-8 minutes per hour of video encoding....you would do much better by saving that money and puting it toward a new Pentium D dual core or Core 2 Duo system....

    upgrading processors like that are hardly ever sensible unless you are going from single to dual core or dual to quad core....
     

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