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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Is there anyway to change my P.O.S Celeron processor to like a Pentium 4 without erasing everything i have? And does anyone have Ram for sale, i cant do anything with this crappy Compaq, it keeps saying out of memory, and makes me do disk clean ups all the time.
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if its a compaq your probably not going to be able to do much. You might be able to move up a little in mhz of the same family IE p3 900 might be able to go to the 1.3-1.4ghz but p4 no. Usually a processor swap requires a new board, ram, and possibly power supply. most likely with the costs of new systems if you look at all that you will be better off just buying a new box.

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thanks

i was thinking of buying a new computer, right now dell has some good prices, but since i already have this P.O.S, i was just thinking of fixing it up. oh well ill just deal with it
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Dell does have some pretty good deals and you can build a reasonable clone system for around $500 I think if youve got a monitor.

I'm debating upgrading mine but it runs fine for what I need.

You might also consider upping the ram like you mentioned and possibly wiping and reloading a newer OS. I did an overhaul like this for a coworker for a little over $100 and now she has a fresh new pc with updated software and and all the patches and I tried to tweak it as much as I could for her.

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yea you can change the processor without erasing everything. the problem lies in what windows u have.
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also depending on the board but most likely he can stay in the same family and add a few mhz

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thanks for the info

anything is better than what i have right now on this compter, ill see about that ram during the week, thanks guys
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yea you can change the processor without erasing everything. the problem lies in what windows u have.
If you change too much hardware you will have to "reauthorize" XP with microsoft... run belarc advisor and find out which mobo you have and you can figure out what options you have...
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Here's one of the current deals Dell has:

Pentium-4 2.5GHz, 256MB DDR, Dell Keyboard/Mouse, 40GB Drive, FDD,10/100 + 56k, 48x CDRW or 16x DVD, Integrated A/V, 5.1 Sound, XP Home
Click here to find this sytem at $499 - $150 rebate = $349 with free shipping.
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thanks guys, i was looking on the dell website and they had some good deals, maybe if i sale that intake i could buy one. if not ill fix this crappy one up
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