I would like to replace the processor in my computer. Everything else is alright. I even just recently updated he graphics card. I want to know a good processor to buy for intense gaming. While still being moderately cheap.
If you can tell me the exact model of your tower I'll be able to throw some ideas out, some LGA775 motherboards arent compatible with newer bits and I wouldnt be sure what to recommend without some more info.
if you want to play something like battlefield 3 your going to need a decent quad core CPU, which means motherboard and CPU upgrade. for a little over $200 you could get a reasonable motherboard, phenom x4 955 and 4gb ddr3 ram.
remove out ur graphics card, and sell the rest....u can build yourself a much better system with the money....no point in upgrading that processor....LGA 775 is practically dead anyway...and the LGA775 core2quad chips cost a bomb!!!
Whether or not LGA775 is dead or not is beside the point, it still works. For a new system, you obviously wouldn't pick that socket but for a budget upgrade of an existing system, it's still perfectly viable.
Sephen, if you have no luck with CPU-Z, open up your PC (I'm assuming you're OK with this if you upgraded the graphics card) and see if you can see the make / model of your motherboard written anywhere on it. Also, put up your full specs...it helps us help you.