im upgrading my emachines w3650, which i realize could be a bad idea, considering its an emachine, but can anyone tell me how to figure out what type of processor i can use? i want to play games like L4D and Fallout 3 and everything is up to date other than the processor, also im on a budget, but all help would be greatly appreciated.
The Celeron 440 is a 65nm LGA 775 chip. I would say older 65nm dual core Core 2 Duo chips would work, but eMachines would have to confirm that. One problem is the 800MHz FSB of the Celeron chip. Even older 65nm chips normally used a 1066MHz FSB.
Gaming performance is determined mainly by the graphics card. What graphics card do you have and what resolution do you game at?