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June 16, 2012 7:28:56 PM

Hello, i do not know much about inside a pc but i need to upgrade my CPU badly but i do no know what kind i need.
i need something a little bit more up to date but not too pricey. prob one i can get cheap from ebay lol.

i don't know what info you need to help me but here is what is on cpu-z

cpu - intel celeron 311
name - prescott
package socket 775 lga





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June 16, 2012 8:00:33 PM

Depending on your motherboard version (not bios) you could fit up to a Pentium D 960 (Dual core processor).

ms-7211 MSI PM8M3-V

Motherboard versions 3.0 and 4.1 will accept up to Pentium D 960, version 1.5 is held back to Pentium 4 672.

Only a look at your motherboard will tell you which version you have.
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June 16, 2012 8:22:47 PM

Socket 775 is outdated by quite a long time, you really wouldn't be able to do anything for a great performance increase. I would maybe look at buying a new board. Other wise pauls has said it all
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June 16, 2012 10:17:17 PM

Agreed. It might be time to move your entire platform up if you can afford it. Youre gonna have a hard time finding a replacement CPU anyway since theyre kinda old and even if you did, its still going to be pretty under powered. If you dont have the cash now, youre gonna be better off just riding out what youve got now til youve scraped together enough cash to upgrade properly. It wont take as much money as you think either.
June 16, 2012 10:27:11 PM

what's your budget.
June 17, 2012 6:18:25 PM

thanks for all the info, my budget is not a great deal but i just one to buy one thing at a time (replacing everything) could anyone suggest a good cheap motherboard to start with?
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June 17, 2012 7:20:55 PM

Thing is, if you replace your motherboard too, youll likely need to reinstall your OS which means an extra $100 for a fresh new OEM copy of Windows 7.

About the cheapest setup I could recommend with a straight face would be something like this:

AMD Athlon Ii X3 435 -- $80 shipped
ASRock Extreme3 -- $85 shipped
Corsair 4GB RAM -- $25 shipped
Windows 7 -- $100 shipped

Thats $290 shipped. Thats not a super great processor but its very decent and will hold you over til you save up some more cash and can buy a better one later on down the road.