current spec: C2D E4500, RAM 2GB DDR2, ATI HD 4670 1GB DDR3, Win 7 32bit, PSU:460W
i hav tight budget and dont want 2 spend more 2 buy a new CPU so i wanted 2 upgrade this 1 that im having right now..currently im playin witcher 2 (all at lowest setting) and i found out the game push my CPU usage 100% (meaning game performed badly)...i tried playin dragon age 2 and even at highest setting, CPU usage still lower than 90%(meaning game performed well)..my question is:
1.does my mobo support C2Q e.g: Q8300 and if it support will it improve my overall gaming added with 2 more GB RAM or
2.do i only nid 2 change my graphic card but then i have 2 change my PSU for better ones..but will ATI HD 5770 enough for my current PSU?
3. do i hav 2 buy new CPU and start saving money??
i used this as reference: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
i dont understand why upgrading my processor to Q8300 not worth it..it listed in high end cpus..my current CPU score only 1275 but Q8300 is 3555..is it still not powerful enough for gaming?
Also, your mobo is pretty old and it has a PCI-e v1.0 slot. Do not buy a PCI-e v2.1 video card since there are issues with a PCI-e v2.1 card in a PCI-e v1.x slot. A PCI-e v2.0 will work fine though, but they are quickly disappearing (at least when it comes to Radeons).
you should start saving for a new pc, there are lots of cpu out there now that can play games and still will not cause alot.
upgrading video card would not be enough, because you also have to upgrade your psu, you almost spend half of a whole pc, so no point at all.
upgrading cpu could be better but not a big factor to play games. spend for a new one. worth it, it ill serve you better for more years.