First post, by brian105
Hey everyone. I wanted to upgrade my Presario 5284 a bit more so I could play some late 9x games smoothly. However, vintage parts cost a crap ton, so I'm not sure which upgrades I should focus on more.
Some Mitac OEM MVP3 motherboard, kinda baby AT sized
Mitac 110W PSU
nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 SE PCI
Quantum Bigfoot TS 19.2GB (has a SMART warning but still works)
96MB PC100 RAM
The system scores 2300 3Dmarks and 5500 CPU 3DMarks in 3Dmark 99 Max.
I thought upgrading the CPU first would be the best bet, since there's a few K6-2+'s on eBay for $30. I'm not sure if that's a good deal, but I've been searching for K6-3+'s and they're much more expensive, and only a bit better. Alternatively, I could upgrade the dog slow hard drive first, with either a CF card + adapter or SATA SSD + adapter. Both ways cost $30 on eBay.
Anybody have better advice for upgrading the system? Thanks in advance.
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Presario 5284: K6-2 450AHX, 96MB PC100, GeForce4 MX 440 SE PCI, Quantum Bigfoot TS 19.2GB (lol), MVP3
Presario 2100: MediaGX 133, 24MB EDO, Quantum Bigfoot 2GB (l o l)