cpu upgrade

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  1. cpt1973

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    i have a sony vaio pcv rx401 , could anyone tell me me what is the fastest cpu that i could upgrade to please many thanks
     
  2. TechOutsider

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    If your looking for speed; as it is quite an old system, your main problem is probably not your CPU.

    As with most brand-name PCs, the CPUs are not upgradeable or upgradeability is limited to similar processers. Not really getting anywhere ...
     
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    many thanks for your reply. i have upgraded the mem to 1.5 g was just wondering if i could upgrade the cpu.
     
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    cpt1973, you're welcome! At 1.5 GB, with Win XP, the speed should be decent with that Celeron, but perhaps you could use CCleaner and Auslogics Disk Defrag to tidy up a little more. Take care.
     
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    Download CPU-Z and post some info on your mainboard & socket type. More than likely you could upgrade to P4 dual core.

    I have an older e-Machine that came with 2.0ghz 533mhz fsb Celeron, I threw in a new C2D and its running fine @2.4ghz 800mhz fsb.

    It'll all depend on your MB & socket type........:doubt:
     
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    many thanks here are the results..
     

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    jrviejo . i do use window washer to clean out the pc. and use tuneup 2008 to defag .
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the fastest CPU the P4S533-VX motherboard supports is a Pentium 4 Prescott @ 2.80GHz or possibly 3.06GHz.
    • P4S533 - P4-2.80 GHz (533 FSB, L2 cache:512KB)
    • P4S533-E - P4-2.80 GHz (533 FSB, L2 cache:512KB)
    • P4S533-MX - P4-3.06 GHz (533 FSB, L2 cache:512KB, HT, C1/D1)
    • P4S533-VM - P4-2.80 GHz (533 FSB, L2 cache:512KB)
    • P4S533-X - P4-3.06 GHz (533 FSB, L2 cache:512KB, HT, C1/D1)
     
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    many thanks to you i will have a look at these cpu's
     
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    cpt1973, Dogbiscuit did a nice job ;)

    My advice, unless you can get one of the P4's in Dogbiscuit's post for free (or real cheap)....enjoy the PC for what it is.

    Save your money until you can upgrade to something more modern (new parts or PC).
     
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    Agree with above poster...I would not sink much money into this sytem...it's older, IDE hard drive, PC133 RAM.

    Unless you can find a CPU for pocket change, and find compatible RAM for cheap..next step would be to get the fastest IDE hard drive at 7,200rpm with the most cache. By the time you've spent the money to upgrade all of those components, you could have purchased a much newer computer on a much more modern (and substantially faster) motherboard 'n bus speeds.
     
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    Good for you, cpt1973! Something is better than nothing.

    Both FastGame and YeOldeStonecat raise valid points: save your money until you can buy a newer PC!
     
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    You may need to consider ventilization b4 buying a P4. Your processor is generally not the bottleneck, as mentioned by other posters, unless you are calculating pi or something to that effect. And of course, make sure that your PSU can handle the power demands of a P4. P4's use more power than Celerons; that's a given.
     
  15. cpt1973

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    many thanks to you all for all your help . after reading what you have had to say i think i will look into geting a new machine. thank you all...
     
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