Processor upgrade?

Well, I want to upgrade from my crappy old Pentium processor so it doesn't bottleneck my graphics card if I get a new one. I have a FOXCONN 2A8C motherboard.
I was wondering if it supported processor replacement?
And, at that, it would be appreciated if someone would suggest a decent quad-core for a moderate price.

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  1. No, that is ancient man.

    But you can get a modern cpu, 8GB DDR3 and a mobo for around $200.
  2. in case you don't want to go that route, here are a few processors that should fit your MB.

    From what I've read that MB is a socket 775 so these most likely would work.

    However, I do have to agree withthe previous poster, you could bet all three for around $200 and then have a new platform to start with
  3. Well, that's a kick to the balls.
    Thanks for the feedback anyways. I got this pre-built for Christmas, and I'm not allowed to sell it.
    And geekapproved, by cpu, do you mean motherboard? Or a whole new computer?
  4. cpu = processor

    Ok well when you said old Pentium I thought you meant Pentium 4, which pentium processor do you have?

    Keep in mind, not all s775 cpu's fit in all s775 motherboards. A lot of motherboards don't work with the 45nm cpu's.

    The board you have is a oem board, not a board you can buy off the shelf, so there's no way we can tell you which cpu's work with it. That's the problem with buying pre-builts, most of the time they are throw away computers.
  5. Pentium(R) Dual-Core E5500 at 2.80 GHz. It's utter crap >_>
  6. chase1159 said:
    Pentium(R) Dual-Core E5500 at 2.80 GHz. It's utter crap >_>

    I'm literally having the same problem, except I have just got my Powercolor Radeon HD 6670 DDR3 1GB through the post today. YET I can not fit it in my computer... -.-
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