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tresk

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Hey Guys, I was wondering if I can squeeze more out of my old system. I built many years ago.... Have some specs of it below, I know it'll be used parts for sure, but it'd be nice to keep her running for a few more years...

Greatly appreciate anyones' time in looking at my post, thanks! :)

Mobo: N2pap-lite

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 1 (max 1)
Name AMD Athlon XP
Codename Barton
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+
Package Socket A (462)
CPUID 6.A.0
Extended CPUID 7.A
Core Stepping
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 1921.1 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 11.5 x 167.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 334.1 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE
L1 Data cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control no

K7 Thermal sensor yes


Thread dumps
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CPU Thread 0
APIC ID 0
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
Type 02001002h
Max CPUID level 00000001h
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 512 KB, 1 thread(s)



Chipset
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Northbridge NVIDIA nForce2 400 rev. C1
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce2 MCP rev. A4
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 3.0
AGP Transfer Rate 8x
AGP SBA supported, enabled
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 1536 MBytes
Channels Single
Memory Frequency 167.0 MHz (1:1)
CAS# latency (CL) 2.5
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 3
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3
Cycle Time (tRAS) 7

Memory SPD
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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x51
Memory type DDR
Manufacturer (ID) AMD (0130570000000000)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2700 (166 MHz)
Part number
Manufacturing date Week 255/Year 255
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits


DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR
Manufacturer (ID) Patriot Memory (7F7F7F7F7F020000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3200 (200 MHz)
Part number
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits

PCI capability
Caps class AGP
Caps offset 0x44
Caps version 3.0
Caps status enabled
Transfer rate 8x (max 8x)
Queue length 1 (max 256)

BIOS Type Award Software International
DMI BIOS
vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
version 6.00 PG
date 09/03/2003
ROM size 256 KB

DMI Processor
manufacturer AMD
model AMD Athlon(tm) XP
clock speed 1915.0 MHz
FSB speed 166.0 MHz
multiplier 11.5x

DMI Memory Device
designation A1
format DIMM
type unknown
size 512 MBytes

DMI Memory Device
designation A2
format DIMM
type unknown
size 1024 MBytes


Display adapter 0
Name NVIDIA GeForce 6200
Memory size 256 MB
 
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#2
well if you want to upgrade... the only thing u can upgrade on the N2PAP-Lite, the amd sempron has a slightly higher clock but its not a huge performance boost.

best thing u can do is clear out the entire case, then just buy a low budget system with i3 or if your amd like a turion 64 x2 tl-60 or somthing like that!
 
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#3
Nope, you would actually save money by finding a used i3 / AMD fusion system board and switching to it. It will use a lot less power and its 10 time as fast
 
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Nope, you would actually save money by finding a used i3 / AMD fusion system board and switching to it. It will use a lot less power and its 10 time as fast
Sir, you win this battle!
 

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#5
A better AGP card would help you on that one. Even if you cant play lot of games it could make a good computer to store lot of movies and watch them. An AGP card with HDMI plug on it would make it work well.

Also since it's not having the sata ports you could get a PCI card with internal sata conenctors so you can put a faster more efficient Sata drive.

Other than that the overclocking maybe you can play with it and had a more performing cpu cooler if the noise is not a problem for you :)

This cpu would have a 400 mhz front side bus compared to your 333 mhz you have now.
15$ on E-bay http://www.ebay.ca/itm/AMD-Athlon-XP-3000-socket-462-CPU-AXDA3000DKV4E-2-17-GHz-Barton-400-MHz-FSB-/281056840779?pt=CPUs&hash=item41704b0c4b

Then replace your memory that has 333mhz because the 400mhz memory only goes at 333mhz right now.
 
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#6
The system is not worth upgrading really anything IMO.
 
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#7
I sell refurbished PCs like yours for $50-75, and much faster P4 3.0 to 3.4 systems for $100 to 150, and even the fast ones are only good for web browsing, music, and watching DVD-quality video. Nothing that old is worth upgrading, the money is much better spent on a budget late model system such as i3 or A8. For 3 or 4 hundred you can build a system at least 10 times faster than your present system. Look around at NewEgg and TigerDirect, you can find great deals on last years hardware and "bare-bones" systems.
 

tresk

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Thanks guys, I am looking to add a newer system to run the newer version of Illustrator. My biggest reason of squeezing out more from the old one, was connections to old machinery (9pin scsi) and software not compatible with Windows 8.
 

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#9
KILL IT WITH FIRE AND MAGNETS.
But seriously, dont spend money on upgrading that thing.
 

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#10
You can always do like many guys here. Roam the dumpsters to find older computers for free parts.
 

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#11
Unfortunately like others have said, this system has met father time and you would benifit from a new build.

If you live in the states, you could check newegg and build an ivy bridge celeron combo for cheap or probably a cheap AMD APU for under 300$