I was reading up on this and i know my motherboard must have the right wattage to support it and wasn't sure how to find this out since i couldn't find much specs on the motherboard itself.
So my question is would it be possible to upgrade to that processor or something similar?
And if the motherboard is not compatible with that processor would it be possible to upgrade the motherboard on that computer?
Do you know if it would be possible to upgrade the motherboard on this computer?
like take all the parts just plug into new motherboard?
i would def upgrade my power suply i just dont want to have to pay for new drives operating system all that.
yeah, a lot of times the preloads are proprietary to the mother board and won't work on another, though I've cross matched drives with computers of same model and booted them that way. (this worked with older HP's using early XP service packs, but may not any more).
Ah i see so what would be my best bet if im looking to upgrade my processor id like to get a quadcore I have a video card already so looks like id just need a new motherboard and operating system. I was going to try frys electronics because theres one by my house but if i can find a good deal on newegg or something i'll do that.
The main reason i want to upgrade my processor is because i want to improve my fps while gaming and when i check my memory is fine my video card seems to be handling fine but my processor always shows up at 80%-100% so i get some lag. it seems i have alot of processes up but im always afraid to end some of them because im not sure what they do. the mojority of them seem to be things that windows is running.
you may be able to fix that by simply upgrading your system ram. What ram do you have in it now? If you can increase the performance of the computer in a minimal fashion you can save up and buy a much better rig later. Try checking www.crucial.com and seeing if you have a maxed ram profile. If not that will help a ton.
I'd try that, you also should look at the type of ram in it, the lower the latency numbers the better it is. the numbers should look something like this 7-7-7-20. You can go nuts on overclocking ram with the advice they have in other sections on the forum, but I'd start there.