Reply 20 of 46, by PTherapist
Snookeroo wrote on 2021-08-17, 11:34:
For now I will hold off on upgrading the CPU. I just got the system up and running and am keen to sink some game time into it. If I were to look into CPU upgrades that would mean sourcing new RAM and maybe even a motherboard too, which means pulling the whole build apart. If this were more of a bottleneck to me I'd be right onto it, but for now I'm going to focus on the GPU upgrade and see where that takes me.
If you do want to upgrade the CPU further down the line, you could simply upgrade the CPU to the fastest that your motherboard will support and it would require no other changes. There are slotkets available to use compatible Socket 370 CPUs in a Slot 1 motherboard (assuming that's what yours is). You could probably go up to the 1GHz Coppermine Pentium III, 100MHz FSB version at least.
I don't know specifics about the motherboard you're using, but some 440BX-based motherboards will even officially/unofficially support 133MHz FSB, though you'd need to ensure you had PC133 RAM (or PC100 chips that don't mind it). The only reason I mention this, is that the 1GHz 133MHz FSB CPUs are a bit more common & cheaper.