planning an upgrade.. got a few questions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by forcer, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i am planning to upgrade my computer.

    i currently have 1.2ghz amd athlon processor

    i would like to upgrade it to a 2.0 or higher, how do i go about doing that, is there places to just add the rest or do i need to totally remove the full current processor and add a new faster one?

    whats a rough cost of a 2.0 amd athlon processor? and how much would i get for my current processor?

    is there limitation to the mother board for how high it can go, because i aint sure if it would handle 2.0mhz how would i find out?


    secondly, i want to upgrade my 32mb geforce 2... to a 64mb geforce 4 (or 128)

    but again, does it matter on the motherboard because i dont know if its made to go that powerful?


    and finally i want to add a new harddrive but i want to be really careful when buying one.

    my current harddrive is 40 gig, ive had it roughly 2 years and its still quiet as a mouse but i have a friend who has had his computer less than a year and you have hear his hard drive making alot of noise when its in use... kinda like a relly rough scratching sound or something.... well i dont want my new harddrive to start making noise after so long, so what should i lookout for when buying a new one?

    thanx

    mike forcer
     
  2. Petros

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    You'll need to buy a new motherboard and processor because of higher front-side bus speeds for the processors. Almost any new video card will work in your current motherboard, but you'll end up having to get a new board anyway.

    If you're not overly obsessed with the speed of your drive, a 5400 RPM drive is cheap, quiet, generates less heat, and is very reliable since lower spindle speeds are not as hard on the internal components. I have both speeds and tested them, and the difference is minimal between the drives. 120 GB is currently the most economical hard drive size as far as price per gigabyte goes.

    Currently, most hard drives brands aren't much different from each other. People will say "Seagate breaks all the time" or "Maxtor breaks all the time", but the fact is that when a company makes millions of hard drives, there are bound to be thousands of duds. Just go with whomever will give you a three-year warranty.

    For whatever it's worth, it's possible buy an Athlon XP 2400 with a board for less than $100 US, so you probably won't get much for your current equipment. When I get old boards like that, I usually build a cheap computer for my in-laws/parents/siblings just to get them on the internet and get music.
     
  3. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    so even if my motherboard does support a 2.0ghz processor i will still need a new 1 if i want to add a faster processor?

    i'm not "obsessed" with the speed of my drive but i do want a fast one.

    my current hard disk is maxtor and its one of the best ones i have come accross... all previous hard disks of mine and ones of others get noisy and slow over time but this current one is still running perfect

    thanx for your reply
     
  4. LeeJend

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    It depends on how old the motherboard is. Post the MB brand and part number and we can check for you.

    If the MB supports Athlon XP you could upgrade to an XP 2000 with 266 Mhz FSB, maybe a little higher XP 2200. XP 2000 with fan (you will need a new one) is $72, free shipping. http://www.essencompu.com/icywebstorefront.asp?ID=4&sID=8

    Make sure the MB has an AGP slot. It is brown and sits a little further back from the rear panel. If not that means a PCI version graphics card wich will be slower and more expensive. If you don't have an AGP slot you definitely would be better off with a new MB.

    As for hard disks, everyone has their favorites. I like Western Digital, Maxtor is good, IBM is good but pricey, avoid the Seagates. And stay with 72oo RPM drives the 5-10 savings for a 5400 isn't worth it.
     
  5. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    my motherboard is a...

    SiS730 and does have an AGP Slot

    thats all i know about it i think
     
  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    OK, i;'m checking compatibility now
     
  7. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    We have a definite maybe...

    The 730 comes in several versions. The latest 730D does support the 266 FSB.

    Download sisoft sandra and look under the MB information http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/ there is a free personal version.

    Have to run bird is launching from the oven. :)
     
  8. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    SiSoftware Sandra

    System Chassis
    Manufacturer : Uknown Chassis Manufacture
    Type : Desktop
    Can be locked : No
    Version : Version 1.00
    Serial Number : 1234567890
    Asset Tag : 0123ABC

    Mainboard
    MP Support : No

    Memory Controller
    Error Detection Method : ECC
    Error Correction Capability : 1-bit
    Supported/Current Memory Interleave : 1-way / 1-way
    Number of Memory Slots : 4
    Maximum Installable Memory : 512MB
    Maximum Module Size : 128MB
    Supported STD/FPM/(B)EDO Speeds : 70ns, 60ns
    Supported Memory Types : STD, FPM, EDO, Parity, ECC, SIMM
    Supported Memory Voltages : +3.3V

    Physical/BIOS Memory Banks
    ROW-0 (RASL-0) : 512MB DIMM SDRAM single-bank
    ROW-1 : Empty
    ROW-2 : Empty
    ROW-3 : Empty

    Chipset 1
    Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS730 CPU to PCI Bridge
    Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI USB i2c/SMBus
    Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
    Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 2x 100MHz / 1x 100MHz
    Width : 64-bit
    IO Queue Depth : 3 request(s)

    Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks
    Bank 0 : 512MB SDRAM 3-3-3-6CL
    Width : 64-bit
    Power Save Mode : No
    Fixed Hole Present : No

    Memory Module(s)
    Memory Module 2 : 512MB 8x(64Mx8) SDRAM PC133U-333-542 (CL3 up to 133MHz) (CL2 up to 100MHz)

    Environment Monitor 1
    Model : ITE IT8705/12 ISA
    Mainboard Specific Support : No

    Temperature Sensor(s)
    Board Temperature : 31.0°C / 87.8°F
    CPU Temperature : 47.0°C / 116.6°F
    Power / Aux Temperature : 64.0°C / 147.2°F

    Cooling Device(s)
    Auto Fan Speed Control : No
    CPU Fan Speed : 5114rpm

    Voltage Sensor(s)
    CPU Voltage : 1.76V
    Aux Voltage : 2.48V
    +3.3V Voltage : 3.26V
    +5V Voltage : 4.97V
    +12V Voltage : 12.36V
    -12V Voltage : 1.13V
    -5V Voltage : -5.66V
    Standby Voltage : 5.08V
    Battery Voltage : 3.52V

    AGP Bus(es) on Hub 1
    Version : 2.00
    Speed : 2x
    Fast-Writes Enabled : No
    Side Band Enabled : No
    Side Band Support : Yes
    Aperture Size : 64MB

    PCI Bus(es) on Hub 1
    Version : 2.10
    Number of Bridges : 1
    PCI Bus 0 : PCI (1x PCIClk)

    LPC Hub Controller 1
    Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS PCI to ISA Bridge (LPC Bridge)
    ACPI Power Management Enabled : Yes
    Random Number Generator Enabled : No
    Speed : 7MHz

    USB Controller 1
    Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS5597/8 Universal Serial Bus Controller
    Version : 1.00
    Interface : OHCI
    Channels : 3
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 2
    Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS5597/8 Universal Serial Bus Controller
    Version : 1.00
    Interface : OHCI
    Channels : 3
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    System SMBus Controller 1
    Model : SiS 5595 Internal SMBus
    Slave Device Enabled : No

    Expansion Slot(s)
    PCI1 (1h) : PCI 32-bit +3.3V Shared PME Full-Length Available (Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS PCI to ISA Bridge (LPC Bridge))

    Performance Tips
    Warning 2533 : Disabled host controllers are present. Check BIOS settings.
    Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
    Tip 2511 : Some memory slots are free so the memory can be easily upgraded.
    Warning 2541 : FSB exceeds Chipset rated speed. Reduce FSB.
    Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
    Warning 2545 : Large memory modules should be Registered/Buffered.
    Warning 2518 : Mainboard temperature is too high.
    Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.
     
  9. LeeJend

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    This is the part we neded to check:

    Chipset 1
    Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS730 CPU to PCI Bridge
    Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI USB i2c/SMBus
    Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
    Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 2x 100MHz / 1x 100MHz
    Width : 64-bit
    IO Queue Depth : 3 request(s)

    Funny, it says your FSB speed is limited to 200 mhz, but that you are running at 266 mHz.

    The information I was looking for is missing. Was this the mainboard of system summary ICON? It should say the system board manufatcurer at top of the list and model number. It may be hidden in yours if it is a Taiwanese OEM MB.

    In that case finding out what rev sis chip is going to be harder. you could try looking at the top of the but it is probably covered by the chipset heatsink.

    You may also have an older Bios. Clcik the CPU/Bios icon it may have more info.
     
  10. LeeJend

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    Mine looks like this - MB maker and version are shown.

    < Mainboard and BIOS >
    Bus(es): ISA AGP PCI IMB USB SMBus/i2c
    MP Support: 1 CPU(s)
    System BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T
    Mainboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 7VRXP
    System Chipset: VIA Technologies Inc VT8366/A Apollo KT266/A,KT333 CPU
    to PCI Bridge
    Front Side Bus Speed: 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)
    Installed Memory: 512MB DDR-SDRAM
    Memory Bus Speed: 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)

    And under the mainboard info:
    < System Mainboard >
    Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    MP Support: 1 CPU(s)
    MPS Version: 1.40
    Model: 7VRXP
    Version: 1.0
    Serial Number: 00000000
    BIOS ID: 62-2002-001199-00101111-040201-KT333
     
  11. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i will supply u with the information when i return home

    i'm at college right now :p

    thanx for the help btw
     
  12. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    SiSoftware Sandra

    Processor
    Model : AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
    Speed : 1.20GHz
    Model Number : 1195 (estimated)
    Performance Rating : PR1589 (estimated)
    Type : Standard
    Package : Socket A PGA
    Multiplier : 9/1x
    Generation : G7
    Name : Athlon M4 (Thunderbird) 650-1.4GHz 1.7-1.8V
    Revision/Stepping : 4 / 2 (0)
    Stepping Mask : A4..A8
    Core Voltage Rating : 1.750V
    Maximum Physical / Virtual Addressing : 36-bit / 32-bit

    Co-Processor (FPU)
    Type : Built-in
    Revision/Stepping : 4 / 2 (0)

    Processor Cache(s)
    Internal Data Cache : 64kB Synchronous Write-Back (2-way, 64 byte line size)
    Internal Instruction Cache : 64kB Synchronous Write-Back (2-way, 64 byte line size)
    L2 On-board Cache : 256kB ECC Synchronous Write-Back (16-way, 64 byte line size)
    L2 Cache Multiplier : 1/1x (1195MHz)

    Upgradeability
    Socket/Slot : Sockey-A
    Upgrade Interface : LIF Socket
    Supported Speed(s) : 1.20GHz+

    Environment Monitor 1
    Model : ITE IT8705/12 ISA
    Mainboard Specific Support : No

    Power Rating(s)
    CPU Core Power : 58W (estimated)
    CPU Cooling System Thermal Resistance : 0.28C/W (estimated)

    Sensors
    CPU Temperature : 46.0°C / 114.8°F
    Auto Fan Speed Control : No
    CPU Fan Speed : 5075rpm
    CPU Voltage : 1.79V

    Features
    FPU - Co-Processor Built-in : Yes
    VME - Virtual Mode Extensions : Yes
    DE - Debugging Extension : Yes
    PSE - Page Size Extension : Yes
    TSC - Time Stamp Counter : Yes
    MSR - Model Specific Registers : Yes
    PAE - Physical Address Extension : Yes
    MCE - Machine Check Exception : Yes
    CX8 - Compare & Exchange Instruction : Yes
    APIC - Local APIC Built-in : No
    SEP - Fast System Call : Yes
    MTRR - Memory Type Range Registers : Yes
    PGE - Page Global Enable : Yes
    MCA - Machine Check Architecture : Yes
    PAT - Page Attribute Table : Yes
    PSE36 - 36-bit Page Size Extension : Yes
    PSN - Unique Serial Number : No
    CLF - Cache Line Flush Support : No
    DS - Debug Trace & EMON Store : No
    ACPI - Software Clock Control : No
    MMX Technology : Yes
    FXSR - Fast Float Save & Restore : Yes
    SSE Technology : No
    SSE2 Technology : No
    SS - Self Snoop : No
    HTT - Hyper-Threading Technology : No
    TM - Thermal Monitor : No
    SBF - Signal Break on FERR : No
    SSE3 Technology : No
    MON - Monitor/MWait : No
    DSCPL - CPL qualified Debug Store : No
    TM2 - Thermal Monitor 2 : No
    EST - Enhanced SpeedStep Technology : No
    CID - Context ID : No
    DAZ - Denormals Are Zero : No

    Extended Features
    SYCR - Extended Fast System Call : Yes
    EMMX - Extended MMX Technology : Yes
    3DNow! Technology : Yes
    Extended 3DNow! Technology : Yes
    SMP - MP Capability : No

    Advanced Settings
    TLB Cacheable : Yes
    System Ack Limit : 4 request(s)
    System Victim Limit : 0 request(s)
    Extended MTRR Types : Yes
    I/O Type Range Registers : Yes
    Top of Memory : 20000000 (512MB)

    Machine Check Architecture Settings
    Number of Reporting Banks : 4 bank(s)
    Exception Reporting Control Support : Yes

    Variable Range MTRR Settings
    MTRR 0 : 00000000-1FFFFFFF (0MB-512MB) WB
    MTRR 7 : D0000000-D3FFFFFF (3328MB-3392MB) WC

    Variable Range IORR Settings
    IORR 1 : D0000000-D3FFFFFF (3328MB-3392MB) rdMem wrMem

    Fixed Range MTRR Settings
    MTRR 0 Range 0 : 00000000-0000FFFF (0kB-64kB) WB rdIO wrIO
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    PAT Settings
    PAT 0 : WB
    PAT 1 : WC
    PAT 2 : UC-
    PAT 3 : UC
    PAT 4 : WB
    PAT 5 : WC
    PAT 6 : UC-
    PAT 7 : UC

    Performance Tips
    Warning 2533 : Disabled host controllers are present. Check BIOS settings.
    Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
    Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.



    is that it, cnt find the info u were looking for
     
  13. LeeJend

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    No, still missing the MB manufacturer information which is what we need to check.

    Don't suppose you have a manual with the system? But from the missing MB info it looks like it's generic MB. No way to find out for sure if it will support the XP processors.

    There are utilities that might be able to dig out the info. Can someone else post the names and links?
     
  14. forcer

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    sorry dont have the manual. i dont care anymore i will take the computer to the bloke who is upgrading and he can decide what to do.

    i'll be upgrading to...

    about 2/2.5ghz
    64/128mb geforce 4
    and installing an extra 60gig hard drive

    whats the best online store with the most realistic prices... so i have an idea how much its gunna cost me?