Processor upgrade. Need some help.
I am thinking about improving my old pal: mister computer.
I currently have a old pc from mars 2008. I build it myself but I am far (far) from an expert.
It's starting to show it's old age and it struggles, in medium, in games like Witcher 2 or GW2.
The pieces weren't top notch at the time and I am wondering = can change my processor and keep my old MB ?
For now I use this MB:
And It runs a Intel dual 2.4 core
LGA 775 Core 2 DUO 2.40GHz DUAL CORE [E4600]
I overclocked it a bit, recently, (last year) and changed my graphic card for a Asus GTS 450. I was impressed by the upgrade.
I am also using 3go of ram, because I still have to change to 7 (it's installed on another drive but I still have to re-install... basically everything)
What should I do ? I saw that those I7 2600 pack quite a punch.
- Is it what I should be aiming for ? Is it overkill ?
- Will my MB support it ? If not what would be a wise choice?
- can I keep the cooling system and just buy a new chip ?
- should I put some more ram instead ?
Thanks a lot !