Want to upgrade my processor

Hello,Iam planning to upgrade my processor under 100$ for gaming.Rightnow iam having pentium (R) Dual core E5700 is it gud or shud i hav to upgrade to better one below 100$?
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  1. you had good system ( like mine in office ).. if want upgrade much total to next gen , keep your money safe it and .. just wait newer Gen with cheap, if you lucky may get Cut price .
  2. i want to upgrade now can you tell me which is better than mine for gaming?
  3. What is your current PC Spec ?
  4. processor: Pentium(R) Dual - Core Cpu E5700 @3.00GHz
    Ram : 2GB
    Graphic card:nvidia GeForce8400GS 1gb ddr3
    Mother board:Biostar G41D3C
  5. IMO, the smallest step up from 3GHz Core2Duo worth considering at this point in time would be i3-3220 but that would mean new MoBo+CPU+RAM worth ~$270 total. For ~$30 more, you can kick it up another notch with i5-3350P.

    Considering how ridiculously expensive DDR2 is today (3-4X the cost of DDR3), the platform upgrade enables significant savings there, since you will likely want to upgrade to 4-8GB RAM.
  6. Don't bother. You need to upgrade motherboard too since yours is LGA775, outdated.
  7. If it's for gaming, you should get a new gpu, not cpu. Your gpu is so outdated that even with a new cpu, you won't have much performance increase.
  8. So wat shud i hav to upgrade now?List......plz.......................
  9. Is there any best gaming gpu's under 100$
  10. Bunnysai said:
    Is there any best gaming gpu's under 100$

    Nothing that I would recommend on LGA775.

    If you upgrade to LGA1155, you could get a Pentium G2120 for ~$90 but this would only be 20-40% faster than your current system so not really worth the trouble. The i3-3220 which costs around $120 would be 30-80% faster which is more worthwhile when you consider that you are already looking at a ~$225 rebuild cost ($90 CPU, $100 motherboard, $35 8GB RAM) even with the G2120.

    Edit: scrap that, hallucinated 'CPU'. GPU-wise, the sub-$100 category is being eclipsed by AMD's A10 Trinity IGP, nothing worth recommending there IMO. If you want something that isn't obsolete vs IGPs, you have to look at the $150 price point.
  11. The gpu upgrade depends on what power supply you have in your computer. Tell me what the make and model is and I can make a recommendation. Likely a HD7750/7770 is going to be it.

    If you want to upgrade the computer. This would be twice as fast as what you have now for $160.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397 $70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157335 $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL100212&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL100212-_-EMC-100212-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231546-L07C $35
  12. geekapproved said:
    The gpu upgrade depends on what power supply you have in your computer.

    With a $100 budget limit, there isn't much PSU worrying to do since there aren't many options outside the 50-70W range at that price point. If 20W is enough to make/break his PSU, whatever you recommend won't change the outcome much.

    Since the OP already has a GForce 8400, it probably uses more power than any replacement he is likely to find under $100 today.
  13. Well I'm not going to look up the power usage of a 8400GS, but I already know the power usage of today's gpu's off the top of my head, which is why I am asking him what psu he has.

    Just get one of these and you'll be happy for a while. I'd get the XFX, it comes with a free game and it has a lifetime warranty.


  14. So,If i upgrade my gpu and Ram can i play codmw3,Battlefield3........games with high settings?
  15. Yes. Just upgrade GPU & RAM and you should be able to play those game on a particular setting depending on the GPU you decide to buy.

    You will however have to find a setting that doesn't give you any lag or hinder playability
  16. I thing Any Ivy Bridge Pentium will be a good choice but they are not launched yet - as far as I think.
  17. missread.
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