I Give up, CPU Upgrade!
I wouldn’t say I'm weak... But I am weak.
Anyway, I give in, I want a new proc for my mini-grade I ordered and new GFX card that should suite me well, but I just caved in and decided to get a new CPU as well.
I was looking over some reviews (old) at Toms Hardware and I think the performance gain moving up from a Athlon XP 2100+ to a 2800+ would be well worth it. I'm literally quivering with anticipation... which is pretty geeky.
I've got an "ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe" of the older generation (if there were any revampings or major altorations I probably don't have them) I've got 2 512 sticks of good 333 DDR ram - so I'd also be moving from a 133 bus to a 166 bus.
I'm confused - my processor choices seem to be
The latter I just noticed was sold out, but anyway. Which of these two is best? Will either supposedly work on my aging system? I note that the Barton model has an increased L2 cash. Or is there another better yet same(ish) in cost solution?
Thanks for input!
Stark Raving MOD
if your motherboard supports it, you might want to take a look at the mobile xps instead.