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 trotko
Joined: 10/19/2008
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I know my computer is obsolite but it works pretty good. Anyways I have a MSI MS-6742 (865P) Socket 478 Motherboard with a pentium 4 2.5 GHZ processor. I went to Msi And Found out I can upgrade My processor to a pentium 4 3.2GHZ. The L1 and L2 caches are the same on both cards. The computer has 2 GB of ram and a ATI radeon 9600 video card with 512MB built in ram. My question is would I notice a speed boost If I upgraded the processor..
 SteelCity1981
Joined: 8/16/2005
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Posted: 2/8/2010 12:15:15 PM
Not really I mean there isn't anything you are going to do to justify spending money on a slight increase in performance that you will prob not notice any diff. I'd set that money that you would spend on that processor and put it towards a new computer in the future.
 trotko
Joined: 10/19/2008
Msg: 4
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Posted: 2/8/2010 3:24:41 PM
My ram is already pc3200 I have 2, 1mb sticks. Acording to MSI wedsite my board doesn't support any Prescotts Just Northwood and well mine is already northwood so I wouldn't gain any cache. I would like to upgrade to a core duo or even a quad core unfortunately prettty much everything would have to be upgraded The only thing I could reuse would be My 300Gig hard drive as it is new and uses a new conection I had to use a card to make it work as My motherboard was 2 old. I would be better off finding a descent computer package to purchase which I will soon. I will most likely jump right up to a quad core. I would also prefer to build my own but that is much more expensive than a prebuilt computer. But even once I get a new comp I doubt I will get rid of this one it is just such a reliable machine. I couldn't get much to sell it and I wouldn't throw it out so I am stuck with it but I am sure I would use it for some things.
 subtlecaffeine
Joined: 5/23/2007
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Posted: 2/8/2010 4:28:18 PM
Currently, with your configuration, it's not worth upgrading the CPU. The jump from 2.53 to 3.2, with the same amount of cache with the same basic chip is going to be small....very small...it's not like the jump from say a 2ghz Sempron to a 2ghz Turion, or a 2.5P4 to a 2.5 C2D.....even with the same clock rate those CPU's are just more powerful...so, I really don't see why there'd be any reason to get excited with 500 more mhz. According to Passmark, a 2.53ghz P4 scores a 326, a 3ghz P4 scores 487....sure, that's a larger number....but...my 2.53ghz Core2 scored a 1792....so...really, you'd be better off upgrading.

At this point..the only thing I'd do to that system is maybe up the amount of ram. I say, these days, regardless of OS, there's no logical reason to not cram 4 gigs in to your system (unless if course it doesn't support that much). Like I said, the CPU is a lost cause, the 3ghz P4 can't compare to the newer processors.
 SteelCity1981
Joined: 8/16/2005
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Posted: 2/8/2010 5:20:37 PM
Here is a complete gaming system you could build for $679.99 minus the hard drive that you just bought, which is pretty cheap considering what you are getting.


AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

145.99 + Free Shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103656


CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 - Retail

99.99 + Free Shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263


GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

$109.99
($94.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate

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POWERCOLOR AX5670 512MD5-H Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

$94.99
($84.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate

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BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail

$49.99
($39.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate

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LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

$24.99 + Free Shipping

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COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

$39.81

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119115


TALENT INTAIN1MCR All-in-one Card Reader - Retail

$9.99

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

$104.99 + Free Shipping

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 trotko
Joined: 10/19/2008
Msg: 7
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Posted: 2/9/2010 5:56:29 AM
Thanx steelcity That sounds like an awsome system. In fact I could put that together for 475.95. As I already have win 7. Also the case you recomended is the exact case my computer has now. I am guessing I can use the dvd burner I already have. I obviously haven't checked prices for a while as they have dropped substancially since I last checked or you just know where to look. Anyways thanxs for that I think I may start shopping. I might just trash the old system. If I take that hard drive I'll only have 80gigs left which isn't much pretty soon you'll be able to buy a 80 gig usb key. If I have a system like that I am not sure how much I would use this antique piece of equipment anyways. But I would probably buy another hard drive so I could set it up like my curent system. I have win xp and win 7 on my 80gig hd that way if one system crashes I can recover any thing I need and format that partition. Pretty much fail safe that way.
 SteelCity1981
Joined: 8/16/2005
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Posted: 2/9/2010 12:14:06 PM
Yeah if you already have a case and a DVD-RW you can knock off some more money. What is your Winfows 7 retail or OEM? If it's OEM you will have to buy another Windows 7, but if it's retail you are safe, you just have to uninstall it from your other pc first.
 trotko
Joined: 10/19/2008
Msg: 9
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Posted: 2/9/2010 2:46:08 PM
My win 7 is retail as I expected an upgrde prior to the next windows release. Not including service packs but these are free downloads anyway.
 SteelCity1981
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Posted: 2/9/2010 3:08:24 PM
Are you living in Canada? Because those are american prices, I showed from newegg.com. Newegg.ca is where you would go if you are buying something and you live in Canada but the pricesare a little diff then what I showed in my first post.

it would come to $599.94 Canadain without Windows 7, Case, and DVD-RW that you already have which is still pretty cheap for what you are getting.
 trotko
Joined: 10/19/2008
Msg: 11
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Posted: 2/9/2010 3:17:56 PM
Steelcity I have a question regardind that motherboard. I looked at the specs and it has onbord usb. I would assume you could conect front usb.s to this. But there is a usb add on that uses an expansion slot. In between the 2 usb's on this piece there is another slot. Do you have any idea what that slot is. I would prefer front usb but I would like to know what that slot is that I would be sacrificing.
 SteelCity1981
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Posted: 2/9/2010 4:10:28 PM
Yes that's correct you can connect the front USB ports on the case with those Orange USB connections on the motherboard. If you notice, on the two Orange USB connections there is have an 'F' letter that stands for 'Front' next to the USB print. One will be for say the front USB port on the case and the other will be for say the front Media Card reader if you add one on.

Are you talking about the light purple connection next to the onboard orange USB connections at the bottom of the motherboard? That's an onboard firewire connection.
 SingleGuy4912
Joined: 7/25/2006
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Posted: 2/9/2010 5:54:09 PM
Your old system is still usable as a DVR or HTPC. If you can find a P4 3.2 ghz chip for cheap, say $20 or less, it would be a worthwhile upgrade. 2 GB of RAM is more than sufficient, and the ATI 9600 is fast enough to handle ATSC HD. Add a couple cheap tuners and you have yourself a TIVO clone. It will handle standard DVD but if you want to do Blu Ray, you will need to upgrade the video card.
 trotko
Joined: 10/19/2008
Msg: 14
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Posted: 2/9/2010 9:18:53 PM
That wire with the usb that fits in an expansion slot You can see it in the last picture with the box and it's contents It shows that piece with 2 usb and there is some conection in between them. It fits in an expansion slot and that was that plug I was wondering about. Ya I am in canada. The price is quite a bit differant considering our dollar is fairly strong right now. I will probably check it out on ebay, see if I can get a deal.
 SteelCity1981
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Posted: 2/9/2010 10:19:08 PM
I see what you are saying now. That's for e-SATA. You don't need it unless you use an external device that has e-SATA connections, like a portable Hard Drive that can use a e-SATA connection.
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