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  1. #1
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    Need upgrade advice!

    I've got a PII 400 on a Dell/Intel 440BX mobo. I want to upgrade to something a lot speedier, but I'm not sure what mobo and CPU to get. I don't want to spend too much, though, so I probably can't get anything over 750 mhz until prices drop low enough. Also, I've got 128mb DRAM. Do you think I'll need Rambus?

  2. #2
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    I am afraid that your Dell mobo won't support speed higher than 450MHZ. In other words, it won't support PIII processors. I once had DELL GX1 with PII400 processor in it. There are two versions of the mobo. Only the second revision can handle PIIIs up to 500MHZ. So make sure to call Dell find more info about your pc.
    You should never get a pc like DELL, GATEWAY, MICRON...... you can't overclock them.

    Hope this helps.....

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    PIII 650@806
    PC133 128MB ECC
    ABIT BE6
    TNT2 Ultra
    WD SCSI2 10K 5.2ms 18.3G
    Vortex2 w/ digital out
    Sony MHC-5500 Digital Signal Processer - 30 equalizers and Dynamic Sound

  3. #3
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    Go coppermine and choose 550,600 or 650
    Mb i would pick the abit be6-2 or an asus
    You Don't want Rambus or u will go broke!
    Hope this helps
    Athlon XP1600+ @2000+ Alpha PAL 8085 MSI K7T266 R126 512mb Crucial CAS 2.5 DDR
    Gainward Geforce 2 Pro /450 GS 2 40Gb 60GXP's In RAID 0 Black Dell P791 SB Live PLatinum 5.1 Black GW 802

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