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  Upgrading 4 year old intel Celeron 
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Corey Man Jul 12, 2006, 12:00pm EDT Report Abuse
I currently have a sony vaio RX-640 (1.3 Ghz celeron processor, 512 mb ram, 64 mb video card, 60 GB HD). I was thinking of upgrading my system.

New Motherboard,3.2GHz CPU , FAN , CASE , 2 GB RAM. Then Plug my old stuff (cd,dvd,mousekeyboard,monitor,radaen 8500 64mb video card). The ram is DDR pc3200, 2 - 1 GB chips for $150, buy off of some guy in the paper (classifieds). The bottom line is $388.29, i think the computer would be pretty good for a few years. Heres the site
A458-1116 :: ABIT SG-80 SiS Socket 775 MicroATX Motherboard / Audio / 4x/8x AGP / 10/100 Ethernet LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA (3 lbs)
In Stock $69.99 $69.99
CP2-CID-351 7 :: Intel Celeron D 351 3.20GHz / 256KB Cache / 533 FSB / OEM / Socket 775 / Processor (0.1 lbs)
In Stock $45.97 $45.97
P456-3002 :: Powmax Beige ATX Mid-Tower Case with 450Watt Power Supply (13 lbs)
In Stock $35.99 $35.99
T925-1072 :: Thermaltake TR2 / M21 RX / Socket 775 / Copper Core / CPU Cooling Fan (2 lbs)
In Stock $31.99 $31.99

S&H UPS WorldShip CA......$26.94

TAX ................................$27.41
TOTAL ............................$238.29

Does this upgrade sound worth while or good for the amount of money?

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Reason Jul 12, 2006, 03:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Upgrading 4 year old intel Celeron
What do you want it do to? I

'm guessing you like to game if you have a graphics card. If so, ditch AGP and Celeron. Get a PCI-E capable mobo, it'll really help down the road.

While I understand the need to keep to a budget (oh boy do I) I've found it's a mistake to build a computer to what you can afford. Build it to what you want it to do.

But if you're not gaming, that should be OK. Won't be too good for encoding - dual core would be good for that.

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Ian Yeoh Jul 12, 2006, 03:21pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Upgrading 4 year old intel Celeron
Save your money. Its a waste of time to upgrade that machine.

BoT Jul 12, 2006, 05:27pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Upgrading 4 year old intel Celeron
corey, they actually have this cpu/ mobo combo on sale

if that really what you want

they also have this case in that price category. it's black, a lil nicer i think.

anyway, i also can not recommand to set your budget too low. but it also depends on what you wanna do. if that celeron you had lasted that long with you, then you might be of well with the upgrade you choose

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Diablos Jul 12, 2006, 05:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Upgrading 4 year old intel Celeron
I'd agree with Ian on this. Save your money for another couple of months and as soon as the new line of processors come out, the previous models will go down in prices and you'll get a much better deal.

On the other hand, if you must upgrade now, and you dont play a lot of games or run any other apps that require a good CPU (media encoding/decoding, 3D animation/redering, etc.) then that celeron is fine. Otherwise you might want to look into these processors:
Intel Pentium D 940 Presler 800MHz FSB 2 x 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core, EM64T Processor - Retail $217.00

Or, if you aren't into a lot of multitasking:
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail $145.99

You can get a good mobo for either of these cpu's for around $100-150.

Sean Costello Jul 12, 2006, 05:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Upgrading 4 year old intel Celeron
yeah, save your money, or if you dont wanna, dotn ge another celeron, get an Intel 820D (that $140ishUSD one)

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jul 12, 2006, 05:34pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Upgrading 4 year old intel Celeron
hey Ian, let the dude do what he wants to do, not everyone needs a Hardcore Gaming Machine, also not everyone has the cash flow you have.

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