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Also if i were to change a mobo which would you guys recommend me to get as i am a newbie in computer stuffs and the processor too

Price:100-250(just a rough estimate can be increased!)
In all honesty it would be much more sensible to do a complete platform upgrade. This would consist of an AM3/AM3+ or 1156/1366/sandybridgesocket mainboard, however you would also need to buy DDR3 and a new CPU to boot.

Doesn't really make sense to stay in 775 land for nearly the same cost..
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post #12 of 21
He said he already bought new RAM. Are you guys really going to recommend him a new mobo? Bad idea. Just let him be cost effective and recommend the best possible CPU for his current socket imo.
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Well, if you read the OP which states:
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I would also like some suggestion on a cpu that is a mid-high range processor thks!
and then look at the supported CPU list, there's not really any decent upgrade path for this rig..
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true... in that case, barring any overclock, i'd return the RAM and get a brand spanking new MoBo/CPU/RAM set and do a custom rig.
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So if i were to change a new processor it would be of limited choices as my range of chipsets that can be supported by my mobo is too old?
post #16 of 21
it wouldn't be a big enough upgrade to justify the cost.
post #17 of 21
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Okay so i figured i would need to change a new mobo to get a more worth while upgrade and thus which type of mobo would be recommended for my psu, gpu and most likely i would need to increase my ram.
post #18 of 21
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Okay so i figured i would need to change a new mobo to get a more worth while upgrade and thus which type of mobo would be recommended for my psu, gpu and most likely i would need to increase my ram.
Changing to a more modern new CPU/Motherboard combination would basically require you to change your ram to DDR3 as well. You are using DDR2 in your current machine.

What type of budget do you have for a CPU/Motherboard/Memory upgrade?
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i suppose i would be able to get 300++ USD
Edited by Gordon0101 - 12/24/10 at 1:35am
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i suppose i would be able to get 300++ USD
Well that just isn't going to do. A decent CPU will run around $250-$300 alone. A good supporting board will hit about $200. A good ram pack would cost about $100. I'm sure when you are done getting it together you wouldn't want it in a stock crap box, so a new tower would run $50-$100. I'm guessing your current video card is onboard with the mobo, so you'll need to get a new card. That will run at least 200. You are looking to spend $800 - $900, not counting a possibly needed PSU upgrade.
That is just my 2cents... I'm not very economical when it comes to electronics.

Also, you can change boards without needing to reactivate windows. If you change CPU, you will have to reactivate.
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