Hi, I figured this was the best place to ask some questions. I've recently been thinking it was time to upgrade in the cpu/motherboard department.
I've had a Asus P5WD2 premium motherboard w/ an Intel Pentium 4 640 processor, a combo I purchased probably 5-6 years ago. It's served me well, and I recently looked into upgrading it, adding 2GB of RAM (which would give me four total) and switching to a Pentium D 950-965 processor. Looks like this can be done for around $100.
Thing is, I'm starting to consider a new motherboard altogether. My P5WD2 is getting old and has seen a lot of action (and the P4 runs pretty hot), and I'm almost wondering if spending a little more to get a new board/processor and RAM would be worth it for me. Thing is, I know next to nothing about what's out there these days - new processor families, motherboards, etc...I kept up on the technology back in the day but now I'm completely lost in knowing what to consider.
I'm not a heavy gamer; I use my PC mostly for internet and word processing, though I just think that I can probably make big improvements for under $300 in my situation.
So what would guys suggest for that price range, for starters? Or would it be better to stick w/ my current motherboard and upgrade the cpu and perhaps add more memory?