Originally Posted by falconmick
If you had $200, $400 or $600 what would you but to update this PC.
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Ram: DDR2 PC2-6400 (400 MHz) (2gb) #I was sure I baught 800Mhz, what is the deal with half of that!
Motherbord: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
Radeon HD 4890
you did but DDR2 800MHz RAM shows up as 400MHz because it is double data rate (DDR), multiply that 400 by 2 and see what you get...
if I have $200 to spend on that system I would get this Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache
, I can't believe this cpu is is 420 less than the Q8200S, I guess it's because the 8200 draws 65w and the 9559 draws 95w, big deal, the 9550 blows it away in performance, people will generally pay that extra $60 a year on their power bill for the added perfromance, and we're not talking a few MHz worth of performance here, we're talking 500MHz and three x the L2 cache...
get that Q9550 ASAP, and sell your current cpu, seriously...