Want to supe up my computer
Howdy folks, I'm new here and looking for a little input.
I built my computer a few years ago, but I am now running some pretty serious software and I want to make sure my computer can keep up with these programs. I'm having some small issues and I'm not sure where to turn first.
The main program I run is Autocad Architecture 2012 3D. I have a dvd tutorial for this program and when the instructor goes from 2D to 3D - there is no pause at all and everything runs very smooth, but when I do the same command my program freezes for 5 to 10 seconds. A lot of the commands take several seconds to get going - and as you can imagine this wastes a lot of time.
I also play games like Call of Duty and Mx vs ATV Reflex. I used to get serious stuttering in Reflex, until I upgraded my graphics card, but it still isn't 100%.
Anywho, I am looking for some economical ways to upgrade. I would like to keep my current motherboard, even tho it is probably fairly old at this point. My budget is approx. $500 to $1000.
Here are my stats - and any help is greatly appreciated.
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard - EP43-UD3L
Intel Core 2 CPU
6400 @ 2.13 GHz
3.50 GB RAM
Hard Drive 600 GB, 425 free
NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 1G
I am still running a 775 socket motherboard - would a better processor for this board help me out much? Any recommendations on how to speed this baby up without getting a new motherboard?
Thanks for any feedback you may have