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will a p3 700mhzs 256mb of cache and 100mhs front side bus be better and faster than the one in my computer now?

im pretty sure any chip with 256MB of cache will be VERY FAST. But i would think a p3 would run faster than the celly but i dont really think its worth updating it for that amount of performance
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Couldn't find the specs for your specific board, but found this for the Asus CUW-AM

These systems are designed to operate with the Intel Celeron Processor running at speeds up to 800 MHz

http://www.ikor-design.com/ikor-design/pro...roducts_id=1933

 

Really not going to see much of an improvement. Unless there is a version 2.01 or later flash for the Bios. Because of the findings for the Asus MEW-AM

Ver 1.02 supports 100 mhz bus & Will run P3 100 bus processors only  

Ver 2.01 runs at 133 mhz will run all current P3 CFPGA processors.

http://www.gearxs.com/gearxs/product_info....roducts_id=1990

 

The Pit test lists your board as the System Board Asus CUW-AM/MEW-AM 1.13

 

Now if you can find a flash or if your board supports the 133 FSB, then that would be worth the upgrade. You would be limited to the Coppermine cores, but theoretically you could max it with a 1.1 Ghz Celeron @ 100 FSB, or better the 1 Ghz P111 @ 133 FSB.

 

I hope this helps you in your quest, I just wish that I was able to find the specifics for your exact board. :)

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Your best bet would be to just save up, and look int oa new system rather than upgrading.

 

I just loked at your system specs... your hdd, and viod card seem fine... I'm assuming your case and everything are too...

 

Just go find a new mobo, and a cheap processor, and 512mb ddram...

That'll prob run you around $150 and will be WELL worth it!

 

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even though it's an hp case you can still swap the mobo out!

 

What hp computer do you have? Can you posta link to it on hps website?

 

Thanks.

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A couple of problems with re-using the HP case. It will need a micro-ATX motherboard in order to fit, and HP's power supplies are often propriatary, meaning that they have their plugs wired for HP motherboards exclusively.

 

If you were to upgrade and keep the case, then to be safe, in addition to the new motherboard, processor and ram, a new (compatable) power supply might be needed as well. At that point, the $$ saved would be minute.

 

The best way would be as metioned by leprechanmonkie, to get a true ATX case with a power supply & motherboard. You can then use other components from the HP like the CD, Floppy & Hard drives. You will still need to purchase the new processor & ram. :)

 

A couple of good places to search around are: http://www.newegg.com and http://www.motherboardsdirect.com

 

Just a word of advice, stay away from the SIS chipsets. They cost less and for good reason. ;)

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That would prob work great for you!

 

I would reccomend looking for a board that uses AMD processors rather than intel to save you some money, though...

 

 

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That will prob work fine for you...

 

What board are you talking about, though?

 

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aout your case...

 

Does it have 3 pci slots, and 1 agp?

 

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I'm assuming that since you are looking at eBay items you have a credit card right?

 

I'm asking to make sure that if I find something online you'll be able to get it. :)

:: I'm not asking for any kind of information, so don't worry. :) It's just a simple yes, or no question. :)

 

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How do you plan on buying things online like from eBay then?

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This motherboard will work great in your case...

:: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc....17&searchdepa=0

 

Here's the processor:

:: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc....59&searchdepa=0

 

You can buy a video card if you want, but that mobo has onboard video if you like.

:: Iwould HIGHLY reccoemdn a video card if yould afford it, though.

 

And use the RAM I gave you a link to earlier.

 

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