i am using a Compaq Presario SR1630IL desktop which is built with Intel Pentium IV 3.06 GHz processor and a MSI MS-7174 motherboard.
the motherboard specifications can be found here
the form factor is micro ATX
at present i am thinking to move to Intel i3-2100 3.1 GHz processor with a compatible motherboard.
i desperately need your help in these regards:
i. which motherboard will be better for optimized purposes? (i do not use my pc for gaming purpose but, need a fast computer at affordable price)
ii. i am confused whether a new motherboard will fit into my HP cabinet. the cabinet is excellent and i do not want to change it.
eagerly waiting for your reply.
thanks in advance