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Accountant need help!!!...comp struggling at work

Last response: in Overclocking
November 20, 2010 6:35:49 AM

cpu: intel dual core 2160

mother board : gigabyte GA-P31-S3G

memory : Corsair XMS2 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz

should i buy new pc or can this be overclocked and be stable for accounting software and language learning software. also large excel files.

any advice welcome.....just want to save an old pc

willing to buy cm hyper 212 plus or any other cpu fan

help this run fast and smooth please...i have an ssd waiting to pop in it if it can be done :) 
November 20, 2010 6:55:14 AM

my budget don't allow i5/i7 now ...wouldn't that need a new mother board and ram? hoping to squeeze it out of this CPU...thanks for the advice BTW
November 20, 2010 12:46:21 PM

I run a small business also where I must make capable computers under a tight budget. (For instance my new builds cost under $400.)

A new mobo and processor will greatly help your overall system speed at the least cost, and you can get one that will utilize all your current hardware. Good motherboards make everything run faster, and I always buy motherboards that have the potential to upgrade to another cpu later without having to change anything else.

For under $120 dollars you could greatly speed up your system. I did some research for you as to what I would buy if in your situation. Here's what I'd buy...

ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $49.99 with FREE shipping

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor ADX240OCK23GQ - OEM $58.99 with FREE shipping

The 3.0Ghz dual cpu will come with a heatsink and fan, so all you need to do is remove the old mobo, install the new one, use your old ram, hook up the cables, and boot! (of course, you will need to install the driver disk that comes with the mobo.)

You can also later upgrade to a PhenomII Quad-Core processor without buying anything else as this motherboard will accommodate faster processors.

Let me know your thoughts. I try to logon everyday, so feel free to comment. Thanks.