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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsSound Apr 18th, 2019 - 11:42 AM EST
    Evergreen PerformaSE 766 CPU Upgrade
    Author: Chris Oh
    Date Posted: June 14th, 2001
    Rating: 7/10 SystemLogistics
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    Pros & Cons

    Pros
    • Really does increase computer performance
    • Easy to install
    • Plug-and-play
    Cons
    • Might lead to other upgrades
    • High price
    • Manual installation not appealing to some people

    Conclusion

    Although this is a good upgrade for Pentium II systems, it might lead to more upgrades in terms of RAM and hard drives as needed to guarantee maximum efficiency of the upgrade. Most Pentium II systems shipped with only 64MB RAM, barely enough to run Windows 98 effectively and sure as heck not enough to run Windows 2000 at it's best. Upgrading your processor will show benefits but it will not be worth the money unless you are planning to upgrade your ram or hard drive. Upgrading the hard drive from 5400RPM to 7200RPM will result in faster access times (up to 30%) and upping the RAM to 128MB guarantee another good 15%+ increase in performance. But when it comes down to the numbers, upgrading the processor to the 766 will garner the highest performance increase just because of the brute power of the processor. So what am I saying? Having a fast processor without complementing the other parts of the computer is a waste, why only upgrade half the system when you can do the rest, especially when prices on RAM and hard drives are so low. Overall, the upgrade is a great way to add some life to that old system and the only thing that sets it back in our book is the high price and also the self-installation and how it can be overwhelming to most people.

    Rating: 7/10 SystemLogistics

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