New Processor for Win 98 computer
by d2greene - 8/22/09 1:09 PM
Can anyone suggest a new processor (upgrade) for my old computer? What will fit the socket? Where can I get information on upgrading processors? I have heard that IBM motherboards are specific to the case and cannot not be replaced with a new one, so I need to find a processor that will work with my socket/motherboard.
I have an IBM Aptiva with an AMD Athlon 500mhz processor. This originally had Win 98 OS and I recently upgraded to XP 2002 SP2. The XP OS is running very well but will not display some types of video very well: i.e. DivX- not at all, YouTube- just displays a few frames and sound, DVD discs- sound falls behind video and video is jerky, Flash video and Flash games are extremely slow even with Flash 10.
I have narrowed it down to the processor after adding more RAM (from 64 to 256) and a graphics card: PNY 5200 GE Force Nvidia chipped.
Any help is appreciated.