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    I have $150 to buy a processor and a motherboard. What is the best proccessor and motherboard I can get for this much? Would it be better to go with this processor http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...oductCode=80547 or do you know of a better processor/motherboard for that money?
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    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
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    dude its either one or the other ur not going 2 get 2.6 ghz and a mother bord.

    mabye 2.4 and a bad mother bord

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    bob_the_alien's Avatar Bob The Alien
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    If I were you, I would not go with a Celeron.
    Celeron&#39;s are not what we would call great chips, I would recommend going with a AMD Athlon XP, The chips run fairly decently and you can buy a 2500+ for about 80 bucks. And for Motherboards, I&#39;d recommend, the Chaintech Mobo&#39;s, that are good motherboards, and the cheapest good ones run from 70 dollars and Up.

    Check out Price Watch, You can find some good hardware deals there.
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    This is the mobo I have. http://www.computerhq.com/hardware/p...o-id-1800.html

    Do you think I should upgrade it with my processor?
    <span style='color:blue'><span style='font-family:Arial'>Msi ms-6330
    Amd Athlon at 1ghz
    896mb Ram pc-133
    Seagate 80gb 7,200 rpm
    Nvidia Geforce MX 420
    21 inch screen
    MSI 52X32X52 CD-RW (cr52-m)
    SoundBlaster 5.1 mp3+
    Creative Labs 5.1 Speakers
    Xp Pro Sp1</span></span>

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    bob_the_alien's Avatar Bob The Alien
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    Well, This will be a matter of if you can spend more than the &#036;150, cuz your current mobo doesn&#39;t even support DDR.
    So if you don&#39;t have DDR Ram and cannot afford more than 150, I wouldn&#39;t upgrade right now, I&#39;d wait and save up, and upgrade later, Most new mobo&#39;s don&#39;t support just SDRAM, there are a few that do still, but most only support DDR, except for Pentium mobo&#39;s which also support RDRAM, but that&#39;s being phased out as well.

    To upgrade to a good mobo and cpu, you will have to upgrade your ram as well.
    But In my opinon, you mobo is decent, just getting old, like I said, you you don&#39;t have the DDR ram, just wait and upgrade later, when you can afford more.
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    But can I buy a processor that supports my mobo and newer mobos as well?
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    896mb Ram pc-133
    Seagate 80gb 7,200 rpm
    Nvidia Geforce MX 420
    21 inch screen
    MSI 52X32X52 CD-RW (cr52-m)
    SoundBlaster 5.1 mp3+
    Creative Labs 5.1 Speakers
    Xp Pro Sp1</span></span>

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    bob_the_alien's Avatar Bob The Alien
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    I went and looked at the MSI website, they say it will support up to a 1.8ghz AMD Athlon XP chip, so I think that&#39;s like the Athlon XP 2200+ cpu, so you will be able to buy this chip or under and it will also work new mobo&#39;s as well.
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    Buy an Athlon XP 2500+ for 80 dollars. That leaves you with 70 dollars on a motherboard. Also you have to consider your RAM. There are some motherboards that support DDR and SDRAM (what u have). If you could get a mobo like that, that would be good.
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    ok thanks guys.
    <span style='color:blue'><span style='font-family:Arial'>Msi ms-6330
    Amd Athlon at 1ghz
    896mb Ram pc-133
    Seagate 80gb 7,200 rpm
    Nvidia Geforce MX 420
    21 inch screen
    MSI 52X32X52 CD-RW (cr52-m)
    SoundBlaster 5.1 mp3+
    Creative Labs 5.1 Speakers
    Xp Pro Sp1</span></span>

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    Does this motherboard support both sdr ram and ddr?



    Main Memory

    Supports six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR SDRAMs.
    Supports up to 3GB memory size.
    Supports DDR400/DDR333/DDR266/DDR200 SDRAM
    Note: PC3200 (DDR400) maximum 4 banks only.
    <span style='color:blue'><span style='font-family:Arial'>Msi ms-6330
    Amd Athlon at 1ghz
    896mb Ram pc-133
    Seagate 80gb 7,200 rpm
    Nvidia Geforce MX 420
    21 inch screen
    MSI 52X32X52 CD-RW (cr52-m)
    SoundBlaster 5.1 mp3+
    Creative Labs 5.1 Speakers
    Xp Pro Sp1</span></span>

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