It now has a M2N68-LA (Ivy8) motherboard. The processor in it is a Sempron (M) 3600+ 2.0 GHz. It says on the Compaq site that I can upgrade to am AM2 Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 4800+ (up to 65 watt TDP). I have noticed that on Google searches there is mention of being able to use faster processors (faster than 4800+). Is this true? What is the fastest I can safely use? Will I need a now cooling fan? Will I notice a performance improvement?
Also, I would like to upgraded the video. I am using the onboard video now but have heard that a new card would actually improve performance siginificantly. Any recommendations?
I had hpoed to upgrade to Windows 7 as well (has Vista home premium). I like the 2 partition restore capability I have now. Is there anyway I can upgrade and have this restore partition and the main partiition as how it is whent the machine shipped.
And, lastly, I want to set this machine up as a WIndows Media Player to and hook it up to my TV. Anybody have a card to recommend for taking a cable TV input and gving me a TV output?