Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted
Sun Sep 8 2002 06:03:22 UTC (13 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8555 times:
Well I have a P3 and I need to get a P4 !!
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted
Sun Sep 8 2002 13:32:59 UTC (13 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8560 times:
Hkgspotter1, don't bother with pentium 4 if you're upgrading from pentium 3.
I thought about doing this a couple of weeks back and you have to get more than just the processor.
1. A new processor.
2. A new motherboard as the processor doesn't fit into a pentium 3 motherboard.
3. A new case as the motherboard that fits a pentium 4 processor needs a pentium 4 case (not just your usual one - need a certain amount of pins.)
So all in all your looking at about £350 = $500.
Portcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted
Sun Sep 8 2002 16:16:42 UTC (13 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 8542 times:
P4s are faster in clock speed, and have a greatly faster frontside Bus speed. So it
would be worth it if you have that kind of money.
Brett, the Celeron is a budget chip, about the equivelant of an AMD Duron. The P4 competes with the AMD Athlon chip.
With a P2 system, to upgrade to P4 you need:
New video card (PCI to AGP)
New power supply (which would come with the case)
You'd just be better off buying a loaded HP or other PC for $600 from any major retailer. CPUs are so fast nowadays, a few hundred Mhz goes unnoticed.
EGNV From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Sun Sep 8 2002 20:00:33 UTC (13 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 8518 times:
New CPU (obviously)
New Case (unles you already have one with the P4 power connectors from the PSU)
You dont need new memory or video card
Better off building one yourself or getting someone you know to build one.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted
Sun Sep 8 2002 23:40:45 UTC (13 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 8525 times:
Indeed, there are still alot of PCI slots on a P4MB. So no AGP vidcard is needed, although advisable if you are to get high fps...
Wietse de Graaf