Hey guys im new here so cut me some slack!
Ok now to my question.Well i have a gaming rig that is little old so i need advice on what should i upgrade first my specs are:
Intel Core 2 Due E4600 2.4ghz
ATi 4870 1 gig with vapor-x heatsink
a Tpower i45 mobo
2 gig Corsair xms 2 800mhz
and a 500gig hdd
Whats your budget for an upgrade? It looks like your CPU needs the upgrade the most but its probably not a good choice to upgrade to another 775 CPU these days so you will probably need a new motherboard, ram, and OS installation.
Pfuu..i think i was recommending parts to a Bulgarian guy on a forum, let me see if i can find it, there is a good site.
Sorry, i did not find the topic.
I would go like this, get another 2Gb kit of the exact same RAM and overclock your CPU to 3GHz for now, until you save some more money to buy a nice CPU cooler for a higher overclock, the motherboard can handle it.
You can find on Google how to overclock your CPU with your motherboard.
I suggest an adult to oversee your progress so that you won't mess up something. in the manual form the motherboard you should also find explanations on what to do and where.
Basically you need to rise the FSB and the voltage if necessary, lock the PCI-E freq to 100, and change the ratio to your ram from bios.
A lower ratio would give you room to overclock the CPU because when you rise the FSB you also rise the speed of the RAM.
After overclocking you will have to download prime95 and do a stress test, blend if possible for your system for 24 ores without stooping. If the PC shuts dawn, restarts or gives errors wile testing then the overclock is not stable. Probably it needs more voltage.