Hi my pc is old and is quite slow for running up to date video games or some medium dated ones, and for christmas i was thinking to update either my cpu or my graphics card, i was wondering which would make my computer faster, these are the ones i have at the moment.
Which would make the biggest improvement to my computer, and what would help even further, if i do find out which would, which one would actully work into my computer, i dont want to just go and buy one if it sucks or it wont work on my computer, known my luck thats what will happen so i thought i would come here and ask for help, thanks in advance
In order to suggest a CPU upgrade we need to know what motherboard you have.
Updating the Graphics card will generally see you get the most performance gains for gaming. This being said, with only a dual core CPU, your likely to get "bottle-necked" performance in which your graphics card cant use all its power because its being restricted by the CPU.
What sort of "budget" do you have to spend?
In answer to the question " Which would make my computer faster " .....the CPU is responsible for that. So any kid of CPU upgrade will see your computer running faster. Although be aware RAM can be a limiting factor. If you have 4GB or more though, this won't be an issue.
does that one look good? or is it not that good and i also noticed something on the page you sent me, about my motherboard i noticed it said, socket : AM2+ but some of the cpu's i have been looking at there AM3, will they still work ? i dont know much about please help as im wanting to order one for christmas. thanks in advance