Motherboard and proccessor

hi can anyone direct me in the right direction as to what motherboard and proccessor i would need to make
my computer better for editing video at the moment it is very slow am running windows xp home msi board with 2gb ram
bearing in mind my pocket is getting slightly low
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  1. That depends on what you have now however considering you only have 2GB RAM I assume the system is outdated. If that's the case it's probably better to upgrade the entire system and not just the CPU
  2. first and foremost, the easiest would be get a lot more ram. though i am under the belief you are on an old system(duh) so it might be more advantageous to upgrade the motherboard, cpu and ram.
    here is a suggestion depending on what your PSU is:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.00 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.88 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $346.85
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-19 21:19 EDT-0400)
  3. thanks for the information very helpful much appreciated
  4. it might be more advantageous to upgrade the motherboard, cpu and ram.
  5. yes i think that may be the better option thanks
  6. i just put together a quick list of suggestions. you do have to get 16 gig of ram but it helps and there is a less expensive processors. what really matters is the size and quality of your PSU.
  7. thank you for your response
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