I'm trying to upgrade my CPU for my mother board the mother board is a p4m800pro-MV(2.0) can anyone suggest the best CPU upgrade for this mother board. this is my first build i'm aware the mother board is old.
Runs you around $50. Might consider maxxing out your RAM also, as that will give it a nice little boost in addition to the CPU. The RAM might actually be a better investment depending on how much you have now and what CPU is currently in your machine...
I would agree with wilhelm, though, that you might consider saving up some cash and go for a revamp on your system with a new CPU, RAM and mobo, as long as the other stuff in your computer is fairly up to date / compatible. Otherwise, get the CPU (and/or RAM if you can) and don't look back
yes given the price of how cheap ddr3 is, its hard to recommend putting in a new cpu, considering the next thing you would want to upgrade, would be the ram.
i picked up a pentium g630, 4gig ddr3 and an asus matx mb for 175 at microcenter. so a used c2d for 55 and a 18 dollar heat sink is getting close in price, considering a few bucks more will bring the system current, and give a solid upgrade path for the future.