i am thinking about upgrading my gpu & cpu, but i am puzzled about my mobo.
i am planning to buy an i5 or an i7 cpu, but i am unsure if it is compatible with my current mobo.
the i7 range have the lga 1155 pins, while my current cpu (intel core 2 duo) has the 775 socket.
would i be correct in assuming that if if i purchased an i7, it wouldn't be compatible with my current mobo?
specific requirements (cpu):
as long as it's between 2.5 and 3ghz that SHOULD be fine, as i'm not looking at buying brand new power hungry titles such as bf3.
i'm having fps issues with black mesa atm. other source mods for half life 2 suffer from fps issue with hi res textures at times.
i just want to iron this out once and for all.
specific requirements (mobo):
i won't be using sli, so i don't need extra space for that.
i'll probably upgrade my ram from 2gb to ?
i'm still not sure if an i7 is 'overkill', or it is good 'future proofing'. would an i3 or i5 be sufficient?
gpu: nividia geforce 9600gt (1gb)
cpu: intel core 2 duo (2ghz)
os: vista 32 (service pack 2)