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Thread: I Give up, CPU Upgrade!

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    Ultimate Member Cyan's Avatar
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    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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103377

    http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...133&pfp=SEARCH

    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!

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    Stark Raving MOD Midknyte's Avatar
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    if your motherboard supports it, you might want to take a look at the mobile xps instead.

    http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-239-1.htm

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