Need Help Upgrading Processor

By Prime2
Jan 28, 2005
  1. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

    I am looking to upgrade my computer. Pretty much just looking to upgrade the processor, and everything needed to do it, like upgrading the motherboard and whatever else. I play PC games, do photoshop, and have tried video editting programs like premiere and WMM.

    Here are my specs:

    AMD Athlon 1.34GHz Socket A (Socket 462) (Model 4)

    Any advice?

    p.s. I don't know how to tell what motherboard I have, unless there is a program out there that can for me.

    p.s.s Will I need to upgrade the motherboard? If so, what is a good upgrade?

  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    How much money do you want to spend? You should upgrade your motherboard as it probably cant run at a 333 or 400mhz bus speed that newer processors and memory use. Are you a serious or casual gamer? If you can afford it you should get a processor, motherboard, DDR 3200 RAM and a newer hard drive.
  3. Prime2

    Prime2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm looking to spend less than $500.

    Here is my specs:

    System Model:
    VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363x

    Main Circuit Board:
    Board: M7VKD
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 01/10/2002

    1.33 gigahertz AMD Athlon

    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller

    Bus Adapters:
    D347PRT SCSI Controller
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller

    1024 Megabytes

    Local Drives:
    c: (on drive 0) 10.93 GB 2.18 GB free
    d: (on drive 0) 16.39 GB 8.55 GB free
    g: (on drive 1) 40.02 GB 32.68 GB free

    Radeon 9600 SERIES

    Creative SB Live! Value (WDM)

    67.34 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    43.41 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    Generic DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
    LITE-ON LTR-24102B [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    FUJITSU MPE3273AT [Hard drive] (27.33 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 05034603, rev ED-03-08, SMART Status: Healthy
    ST340014A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 3JXB64GH, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy

    I am just looking to upgrade my processor atleast by 1GHz, and everything needed to upgrade the processor, as in new motherboard, etc.
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Id get an Athlon 64 processor but I dont think your power supply could handle it unless you wanted to replace it too. But you can get an Athlon 64 3000+, motherboard and 1 gig of PC3200 RAM for about $300 or an XP 3200, board and RAM for about $250.
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