Need help upgrading cpu

I'm looking to upgrade my cpu and need advice on which make and model to choose. Here are some details of what I'm running at the moment....

Intel Celeron D 331 2.66ghz

2MB RAM

Motherboard - Foxconn 6617MX-S


The pc is used mainly for e mail, web browsing, audio production, rendering and streaming. Hope this helps and any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. I found the "cpu support" section for your board on foxconn's website. Your board chipset is too old for newer core2 duo cpus; the fastest it supports is the 516 P4. Starmicro is a good vender for older cpus. They have the 515 p4 for $33.
  2. O1die's right, p4 516 is the fastest supported. But really, you will have almost no performance gain due to this change, you have to replace your mobo too. Look for some used ones if you do not have much cash. You can look for some combos like mobo+cpu and memory. Ask us before you purchase, I'd say that cheap c2d or pentium dc is gonna do fine for you.
  3. eltel007 said:
    I'm looking to upgrade my cpu and need advice on which make and model to choose. Here are some details of what I'm running at the moment....

    Intel Celeron D 331 2.66ghz

    2MB RAM

    Motherboard - Foxconn 6617MX-S


    The pc is used mainly for e mail, web browsing, audio production, rendering and streaming. Hope this helps and any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


    You'd be really surprised what you can manage with $150 and newegg.com

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148163

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148163

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186173

    With this, you're looking at a substantial upgrade, with a lot of future headroom to move around in.
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