I have a pentium Dual Core E2160 rated at 1.8GHz with 800MHz and 1M L2.. My motherboard is a MS-7525 I am looking to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo E4400 with 2Ghz and 2m L2 but it still has only 800MHz bus speed. I am wondering will i see much performance difference? i know i should get a e7 series but i cant afford it so i just wanna know what kind of performance increase i will see. I am running Windows 7 32bit with 4g ram.
yes i game on this unit now i play MMOs like WoW and Runes of Magic. and im looking to spend maybe 200 dollars. currently i can play wow on high graphics with it being fairly smooth and if its on Good then its totally smooth.
Honestly i think i would rather update my CPU than my gfx card again i mean i know i bought a low end one but i just get so bogged down sometimes because usually i am running multiple applications while im playing, my media player, TVersity to stream movies from my pc to my xbox and you know the usual stuff and sometimes when it gets to heavy loading stuff it can get bogged down bad for a little bit. Although it did make a huge difference upgrading from 2gb ram to 4 and wiping my hard drive and installing Win7 32 from Vista 32
yea i have come to realize that fact lol so i am looking at getting a motherboard/cpu combo but i think im going to go with AMD because there CPUs seem to cost less than intel lol is that a bad way to think about it?
well thank you very much for the help.. if you have a free minute could you give a look at tigerdirect or newegg and see if you see a better deal i would like to keep it no more than 175-200 but if not I understand. thanks again!
motherboard and cpu, yes that's enough.
you need to upgrade it quickly..
that's not enough to power a good gfx card.
Alright one more noob question. I think I am going to go with what was previously suggested as far as mobo and cpu. I am just wondering if there is anything special i need to do to make the switch to AMD from my Intel?