i have a acer aspire pc with amd athlon 64 x2 4200+ 2.2ghz it is the bottle neck of my slightly upgraded system, but do i upgrade the cpu and what is the highest i can go, or do i pay double or more (which will reduce the amount avail for my gpu) and get a mobo bundle? thanks in advance.
i have been looking at MSI 770T-C45 ATX. SOCKET AM2+, 5200HT, AMD770 CHIPSET, DDR2, HDMI, DVI with amd athlon ii x2 240 both for £100 and as its dr2 i can use existing ram? any thoughts or is it better to upgrade existing cpu?
I think you need a mATX motherboard, you probably have a mini tower.
Also you can get a faster dual core without changing the motherboard but it's not worth it, IMO, to get a new mobo for a faster dual core - you can overclock your current CPU. A real upgrade would be a triple core.