Re: Upgrading processors myself?
Apart from Technician who has actually said how it is it really isn't that easy. You have to make sure that your motherboard will take the CPU that you want to buy. Newer CPUs have different pinouts more often than not and it would not neccessarily fit your motherboard. I would think that most, if not all, CPUs are manufactured in China these days. AMD and Intel, who are the two major manufacturers, are not going to pay local wages if they can get away with paying peanuts to chinese workers.
As I say you do need to make sure that your motherboard will take whatever CPU you are contemplating upgrading to. If it wont then, as Technician has pointed out, you will need to change the motherboard, the RAM and possibly your periphal boards such as graphics etc. It could be cheaper to just buy a new computer. Perhaps if you give us the model and make of your motherboard and what processesor you are thinking of upgrading to we could give you some advice as to whether it is feasable or not.