Should i upgrade my CPU

I was just wondering if all i needed to get a faster computer for gaming is to upgrade my processor. Right now i have:

Manufacturer:
GBT___

Processor:
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz

Memory:
2048MB RAM

Hard Drive:
137 GB

Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS

Monitor:
Plug and Play Monitor

Sound Card:
Realtek AC97 Audio

Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Im sure most of that should make my computer perfect for gaming, but for some reason i have extremely laggy performance even with the minimum graphics quality.

Oh, and if i do need to upgrade, what core should i get?
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  1. Both your cpu and your video card are very low end for todays games. What games are you trying to play?
  2. to play the latest games on high res 22"+, ull need better
  3. Yeah your PC is now quite antiquated and obsolete.It's time for you to build a new one unless you just want to play old games.
  4. You will want a mobo that supports CPU's that are 775, which is dual core, quad, etc... You will also want to get a new vid card, the 8800 gts is pretty inexpensive these days and will play most (if not all at this point) games. Oh, and get 4 gigs of ram is using XP (well, really 3 gigs, but hey, more the merrier) or 8 using Vista (not sure if vista supports that much though, someone correct me). If you want to go hardcore, for with a i7 board and chip, but that will cost you.
  5. Alright, thanks.

    Im trying to play games like TES4 and Company of heroes.
  6. I just checked the 8800 GTS, and its $340.21?

    Thats a bit expensive for me...
  7. Azated said:
    I just checked the 8800 GTS, and its $340.21?

    Thats a bit expensive for me...

    emm that's impossible? :??:
  8. http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_8800.html


    That was the site i used to check it.

    Oh, and if i upgrade my cpu and graphics card, would that make it good for gaming for another few years at least?

    Oh, heres my motherboard compatability: http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=1842

    Which should i choose? i was thinking maybe the pentium 4 631 or 630.
  9. what are you willing to pay for the upgrade??
    cause you sure need a lot of money cause you have to change the CPU which means that you have to change the MB which also means that your RAM wont work on your new MB so you'll need new RAM and of course you need a new VGA and that needs a new PSU so after all you'll have to change everything to be able to play today's games
  10. but my motherboard can support alot of recent CPU's.

    And im willing to spend maybe $300 on an upgrade.
  11. 300$ should get you a nice VGA and it will improve the performance
    but what is your PSU??
    and BTW your MB does not support Dual and Quad cores and P4 will not do you any good,
  12. Best would be if You could built a new system and sell you r old one for somebody who is looking in basic computing and not gaming.

    Read this article:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/core-2-overclock,review-31589.html

    It will give You basic idea where You should start for a low budget built
  13. Azated said:
    but my motherboard can support alot of recent CPU's.

    And im willing to spend maybe $300 on an upgrade.



    Ummm hate to tell you this but the P4 is not even close to recent nor was it a very good gaming chip even when it was new. You have a 1st generation LGA 775 board that supports DDR memory and the P4 5xx and 6xx series. Also the 7600gs was weak even when it was new.

    Wait untill you have more to spend and build something that will last. Dont throw away money trying to upgrade this system.

    You need a new motherboard, CPU , RAM , Graphics card , Power supply and Hard drive. I really wouldnt even try to salvage any parts off that old thing if you really want a gaming system.

    With a few hundred more dollars you can build a core2 or AMD based system that will smoke what you have now.
  14. Ugh. Well, thanks for the info everyone.

    How much do you think my computer would sell for?

    I was looking at some good $1000 builds not long ago, but i thought all i needed was an upgrade :P
  15. I don't know a lot about selling but I think it will worth a 100$
  16. Azated said:
    Ugh. Well, thanks for the info everyone.

    How much do you think my computer would sell for?

    I was looking at some good $1000 builds not long ago, but i thought all i needed was an upgrade :P



    Honestly I would advertise it as "Internet Ready" and try for maybe $100 to $150. You might get lucky lol.
  17. Well... thats just plain depressing :/

    Oh, is there anyone Near Toowoomba that could help me build a computer? For some reason i cant understand all the parts, no matter how hard i try.
  18. Hi dude listen, for around 400 dollars you can revamp your whole Pc, please check newegg.com for pricing. Btw where do you like...country. state. planet--->lol j/k. Hopefully its not australia :)
  19. i dont think 400 dollars will make it much better according to all the other comments :P

    And im from Australia, QLD, Pluto ;)
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