The computer I currently have, which i built and runs very stable, runs currently on an AMD Athlon 1333 processor. At the time when i purchased it, I was on a shoestring budget, so i went cheap on the processor, but planned for the future by buying a motherboard that would support the already available xp 333 FSB.
I now need a little more power and would like to swap out the processor for the faster XP processor, I will upgrade the max that my motherboard chipset will accept. I have never swaped out just the proccessor on my PC, i generally swap out the motherboard/cpu, and then i find it creates a whole lot of problems.. I generally start from scratch and install the OS, etc etc...
So the root question is, Is swapping out my CPU for another just like popping in another memory chip, or is it going to cause all kinds of conflicts that are going to frustrate me from now until i through the computer out the window?
If so, i'd rather keep the computer on the slow side, until i'm in the market for a whole new system.. This one just runs too good to go and screw it up..
(It's never frozen/crashed in the 2 years since i built it.!
Let me know your thoughts. thanks a bunch