I decided to start a new thread for this project, because I need some real good advice from power-users of yore (1997 or so.) I have an IBM Aptiva-E 2170 that I wish to upgrade to a semi-decent PC to tide me over for a few months. No Blender or anything, just basic stuff. Last night I took it completely apart, took the AMD K6-2 450Mhz, and bent up the prongs (stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid…) So I decided to take the mobo and processor out of a Dell Demension V350 (Intel-based, Pentium II 350mhz) and upgrade it to a 500mhz Pentium II (I know it can be done, I saw it in an old MAximum PC.
My question: Would It be worth it to replace the mobo and processor in the Aptiva, or should I build off of the Demension? Help me please!