My current setup for my computer is
Mobo -Gigabyte Mother board AMD2 Socket
Stats found here http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products...ProductID=2310
CPU - AMD 4200+
Ram - 4 Gigs of Adata DDR2 800
GPU - 7800Gt 256 Mb
PSU - Turbolink LC-A420ATX 12V
I want to upgrade my computer in pieces due to money not growing on trees :P. I started with my ram going from 1 gig to 4 gigs and now I want to upgrade my CPU. I want to take my CPU from a 4200+ to a 6400+ or something equal bang for buck ratio, but from what I have seen on new egg the 6400+ is the one to go with. Any other suggestions around $200 USD?
Also my 4200+ runs 1.25/1.30/1.325V and the 6400+ im looking at runs 1.35/1.4V so would my PSU be able to supply the power needed to the CPU? I know Turbolink PSUs are known for being the lowest of lows when it comes to PSUs but it came with my computer case so its the one I have been using. Would the edition of this new CPU and eventually a Nvidia 8600 or 8800 be to much of a load on my PSU and break it or cause my computer to not run? If so could somone suggest a new PSU that would be cost effective and good enough to run my new set up?
Would my existing mobo bottleneck the performance of my computer without any over clocking or would it be good enough?
Also when installing my new CPU is the process hard or could I figure it out by removing the old CPU?
Sorry if these questions are noobish but this is my first upgrade on CPUs and PSUs, iv always just bought a new computer when needed.