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Can gateway e4300 series processor be upgraded to a dual core

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January 13, 2012 7:00:15 AM

Hello, i cant play assassins creed on my gateway e4300 series cos the game doesn't support Pentium IV processors can i upgrade the processor to a Pentium Dual Core or higher
January 13, 2012 10:10:55 AM

Unfortunately no. You have an older 915g chipset on the motherboard and almost the most powerful processor in that processor family. And unless you have added a graphics card, your integrated Intel video will not be enough either.

The good news is that Gateways are upgradeable unlike some other brands. One of the least expensive and meaningful upgrades I can think of would be the following component. Note: I am using Newegg site for reference as I do not know what your shopping options are. If you cannot buy from Newegg, you can still get part numbers and other useful info from it.

Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It will still not be a powerful gaming system by today's standard, but it will be way beyond what you have now. You really need a better video card than I have listed, but that is about all your older 300w power supply can handle. Any higher and you would need a new power supply which would be around $50 more for a good quality one.
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