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    Up Grade?

    I have a Compaq 800mhz AMD, 256 mem. 16mb video Win 98

    There are some good prices on 1.+ mhz machines on the market.
    Will I really notice a difference by up grading to a 1.+ mhz machine over my 800 mhz
    Thank you for your thoughts...
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    Re: Up Grade?

    I assume you mean a 1 GHZ machine?
    There would be some noticeable increase, but you would also have some increase in Memory to go along with it to really see something wothwhile.
    Does it also include an upgrade to WinXP over 98? If so, then you should give it a serious consideration.

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    Re: Up Grade?

    Keep your eyes open because you can find 1.2 thru 1.8 GHZ machines for little more then what your going to pay for the 1.0 GHZ. The bigger the better, with the right setup. Cause your not going to see a whole lot more out of the 1.0 GHZ {according to type of CPU and Cache} then your seeing with the 800 MHZ unless it is setup properly. Also has to do with what kind of Proccessor it is, and what kind of Memory it's using. Case in point, I have seen my Computer Benchmark higher in test then some Machines with bigger Proccessors.
    But normally the bigger the better. Just try and find the best bang for your buck and do some checking around before you jump on that 1.0 GHZ.

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    Re: Up Grade?

    assume you mean a 1 GHZ machine?

    Opps, yes 1.0 or more GGGGGGGHZ.
    Thanks, Some great bargins out there, might be the time to upgrade not only machine but windows too!
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    Re: Up Grade?

    How much were you considering spending? Maybe we can help you look.

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    Re: Up Grade?

    Two weeks ago Office Depot has a complete e-Machines 2.2GHz system for $439 after mail in rebates (Because of taxes and the such you are out about $780 up front). Last week Circut City had a similiar e-Machines for $429 after rebates. These were complete with mouse, keyboard, monitor and printer.
    I am a builder and do not like e-Machines, hoever I bought the one form Office Depot to check out. It is real basic in terms of guts but I could not build a quality machine for that.

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    Re: Up Grade?

    I gave up trying to make a living building and servicing PC's and went into Network Support because there was no way I could compete with the price of machines like that. Most potential customers have no understanding of the differences between memory types, etc. They just look at the headline figures, see it comes from a big chain/brand and assume it must be good.
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    Re: Up Grade?

    <hr>and assume it must be good<hr>
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