The best CPU my motherboard will take is a Pentium D 960, 3.6 Ghz. What's the best GPU I should bother getting? If you could, give a reasonable option and an option erring on the side of bottle necking/paying too much/maximum juice. Drink it up.
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Please list your motherboard and power supply make/model number. They are more important than the cpu to determine your next gpu.
Thats not your motherboard, thats your chipset, Now i believe that cpu to be socket 775 so the mobo should support some better chips, core 2 duo, core 2 quad, Although if it is an old intel board it may not
seamus_breath: I already posted in the first post that I know "fo sho" that the best CPU my motherboard can handle, according to its own BIOS, is a Pentium D 960, 3.6 Ghz.
Sorry, but real juice.
It's in a Dell Optiplex Gx620, so it's probably one of those old Intel boards.
I don't know how to figure out a model number for the motherboard if the link I gave isn't it.
Right thats a 775 motherboard so you should be able to fit at least a low end Pentium Duel Core. Just out of interest, what do you use your pc for? Because you may just be better off selling it and upgrading
for that cpu i would suggest nothing stronger than a 98gt anything more and you will bottleneck...
What's a 98 gt? Googled it and got cars.
And what's a video card that, for my specs, would err on the side of bottlenecking but provide maximum juice?
Oh yeah, and is there a way to use a dual core processor even though the most recent BIOS update supports at most a D 960? Do I not know what I'm talking about? I hope not
Since the dell ps is out of stock, I recommend these for your upgrades: