Reply 20 of 50, by Robhalfordfan
Fair enough. Not everyone has a Dremel tool and not everyone has steady hands - so I gotcha there. People DO sell pre-modded C […]wrote:
i not wanting to mod processors etc as i have no idea and worry if i screw up etc
my "current" xp build which i thinking of turning that my win98 build has a p4 2.8ghz and seem limted for what i wanting my "xp era machine" to run and has agp not pic-e
Fair enough. Not everyone has a Dremel tool and not everyone has steady hands - so I gotcha there. People DO sell pre-modded CPUs, but then there's still the issue of modding the BIOS and flashing that to your MB, so if that idea scares you, then you're better off not doing it... or having someone like myself do it for you. *wink*
Did you say your Win98 system was AGP or that your WinXP build you're contemplating uses AGP? Because a lot of the replies you've been getting on here have been suggesting MUCH later PCI-Express cards for your build, like the 660 cards and such.
I've never used a Pentium 4 - I've always heard they ran very hot and not very efficient. Luckily for me I skipped the P4 generation by moving to the Athlon XP cpu for early Windows XP, then when I got my laptop, Intel had already returned to the P3 architecture to make the Pentium M CPUs before coming out with the CORE microarchitecture. Some people love their Pentium 4s, but I've never really had a chance to find out for myself.
my current win98 build and current xp build both have agp which is why i thinking of ditching the current 98 build i have (help to replace PSU) because of psu issues and turning current xp build in my new win98 build and build a whole new xp system which is the cards being mention above are pci-e cause i have a new mobo for it
the thought of modding cpu or bios does scare me and wouldnt want to mess up anything