Dimension 8200 processor upgrade

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I have a Dimension 8200/850E with P4~2.4 GHz/768 MB RAM (PC800). Nothing
standard: system boots from a SCSI-3 15K harddisk with 2*250 GB IDE
harddisks for storage. I have not yet installed spongebobs modified A09
Bios.

I have just bought a MSI Mega 865 barebone, which still needs a processor. A
fairly basic Celeron would do for this computer, but I am thinking about
swapping processors.

The Dell P4 processor would go in the barebone, and I'm thinking of buying
either a 2.4/533 HT or a 2.8/533 HT pentium processor as a replacement for
the Dell computer. The Dell is mainly used for video editting and conversion
(dvd<->divx etc).

Q1: Will it work?
Q2: Can I expect a performance difference?
Q3: The 2.8 still works with PC800 memory or not?
Q4: Is it worth the extra money (approx 80 dollars compared to buying a
Celeron for the barebone)

TIA
Herman
 
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For the work you are doing, you'll see some improvement from a faster 2.8GHz P4
processor, but I doubt that it would be a lot. Depending on how your software
operates, you may get more bang for your buck from a memory upgrade, which would
leave you with a couple of spare PC800 128MB RAMBUS modules... Ben Myers

On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 21:27:07 +0200, "Herman" <herman@herman.herman> wrote:

>I have a Dimension 8200/850E with P4~2.4 GHz/768 MB RAM (PC800). Nothing
>standard: system boots from a SCSI-3 15K harddisk with 2*250 GB IDE
>harddisks for storage. I have not yet installed spongebobs modified A09
>Bios.
>
>I have just bought a MSI Mega 865 barebone, which still needs a processor. A
>fairly basic Celeron would do for this computer, but I am thinking about
>swapping processors.
>
>The Dell P4 processor would go in the barebone, and I'm thinking of buying
>either a 2.4/533 HT or a 2.8/533 HT pentium processor as a replacement for
>the Dell computer. The Dell is mainly used for video editting and conversion
>(dvd<->divx etc).
>
>Q1: Will it work?
>Q2: Can I expect a performance difference?
>Q3: The 2.8 still works with PC800 memory or not?
>Q4: Is it worth the extra money (approx 80 dollars compared to buying a
>Celeron for the barebone)
>
>TIA
>Herman
>
>