Help with processor upgrade

i was wondering if someone could please tell me what the best processor i could put in my computer ? i have a emachines t3504 with a intel celeron 3.20ghz right now but would like to upgrade i know my computer sucks but i dont have alot of money to work with
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  1. how much u got to play with? and what ram and psu u got?
  2. It sounds like you've got a 478 motherboard, which means you COULD upgrade to some 3.8 GHz Pentium IV. But the main problems are:
    1) I can't find the specific CPU support list for your PC.
    2) An upgrade to Pentium 4 won't be much noticed, especially since today's software demands at least 2 cores.
    3) If you find some 3.8 GHz Pentium 4, chances are it will be even more expensive than a current triple core.

    So, the best bang for the buck would be achieved with a new CPU + Motherboard + Memory.
    Here's a nice combo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.352582

    And this memory, for instance:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231203&cm_re=DDR2-_-20-231-203-_-Product
  3. Depends really on what motherboard you have installed on there. If you don't know you could try running a system information utility such as Everest or Aida32. If you can post back your motherboard model and manufacturer we can offer more help :)
  4. sanchz said:
    It sounds like you've got a 478 motherboard, which means you COULD upgrade to some 3.8 GHz Pentium IV. But the main problems are:
    1) I can't find the specific CPU support list for your PC.
    2) An upgrade to Pentium 4 won't be much noticed, especially since today's software demands at least 2 cores.
    3) If you find some 3.8 GHz Pentium 4, chances are it will be even more expensive than a current triple core.

    So, the best bang for the buck would be achieved with a new CPU + Motherboard + Memory.
    Here's a nice combo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.352582

    And this memory, for instance:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231203&cm_re=DDR2-_-20-231-203-_-Product


    I think its actually an LGA775 board since I'm pretty sure that Celeron is a 775. He has a few more options available with this but could do with the motherboard info for a CPU support list. I think a memory upgrade would definitely be a good idea though since that system comes with 256MB standard unless he went for the optional 2GB when he bought it.
  5. Yep, I've been looking around and it's a 775 CPU. Yet I bet the MOBO does not support any dual core whatsoever.
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