I wouldn't spend any money on such a small performance upgrade. You're better off switching to AMD or waiting to see Intel's new release this summer. Any of the Intel chips out now, I don't feel would give you enough performance boost to warrant all the money you'd be spending. Hold off or if you must buy now, get an AMD dual core. Btw, yes, you can get a new motherboard as long as your case is ATX compliant.
Originally Posted by Dcstegg228
Wait? graphics chipset thing? I dont even know if i can upgrade the board or overclock this... its a pre built machine from hp.