What’s approved vs what works Part 2

So, I got the new (used) CPU I was waiting for. If that’s confusing, what I mean is I bought it used, but it’s new to me.

Anyway, I’m writing this post on the newly updated computer and it’s working great even though it’s more CPU than the motherboard is supposed to be able to handle. Windows recognizes and properly identifies the CPU just as it did the memory, so I’m confident that it’s working properly. I double checked the power supply and it’s 250w so I don’t think there will be any issues with added power requirements of the upgraded CPU.

So far it’s running great, but I’ll be keeping my eye on things for heat issues over the next couple of days.

I will say that the biggest improvement in performance came from adding the memory, but the new CPU made a noticeable difference as well, especially when starting up and when running multiple programs at once.

So, I took a 13 year old computer, spent about $50 putting in (more than) the maximum processing power and memory it can handle, and now I’ve got a computer that’s running almost as fast as my 2 year old company provided laptop (at least by my perception). I’m happy.

Anyone wanna buy a slightly used AMD Athlon II 170u CPU and/or a 2gb DDR2 PC-6400 memory stick? If not, I’ll probably add them to my antique computer parts museum in the attic.


1 thought on “What’s approved vs what works Part 2

  1. Dude,I love your blog but I am so not techs, I’m an idiot artist who can barely find the on switch. I don’t have a cell phone. But I so admire you, those of you who are techs, or machinery peeps, Warriors, your are at the best , above and beyond me , the best placed survivalists. I know I should be be more into techy machinery stuffs, even ……canning, preserving food ,pressure cookers, yadda yadda….but damn I’m a …..if anyone is a fan of old movies, I’m the tony Curtis character in Spartacus. I So admire those of you who have the interest and enthusiasm to to the techy stuff.

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