I have a http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=1909# ov GA-8I945G motherboard and I am wondering could my cpu be upgraded to a duo core processor as I want to play some of the latest games.
I have some computer knowledge but when it comes to cpu's I'm a little confused.
So is it worth upgrading cpu and if so what can I put in, or just start again and build a new machine.Intel System Identification Utility Reference Number: 0*** 8*** Date Created: Friday, December 02, 2011 7:13:02 PM ADVANCED SYSTEM INFORMATION Computer Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Computer Model 8I945G Operating System (O/S) Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 Operating System Build (O/S) (build 2600) Operating System (version) 5.1.2600 O/S Language 0C09 System RAM 2.0 GB Internet Browser Internet Explorer Internet Browser Version 8.0.6001.18702 .NET Framework Version 3.5.30729.01 CD or DVD Device DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device System Hard Drive Overview System Total Storage Size: 2.0 TB Physical Drive 1 Physical Drive 0 Maker Maker Model ST2000DL001-9VT156 Model ST3250824A Bus Type ATA Bus Type ATA Local Disk D: 1.8 TB Used space: 906.5 GB Free Space: 956.5 GB Memory Detail Total Physical Memory 2.0 GB Available Physical Memory 955.4 MB Total Virtual Memory 2.0 GB CD or DVD Device HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N Local Disk C: 232.9 GB Used space: 55.4 GB Free Space: 177.5 GB GRAPHICS INFORMATION Graphics Product  Intel® 945G Graphics Driver Version not detected Driver Status Your driver is current 3D Acceleration Yes Hardware Transform & Lighting Support No Video Memory 128.0 MB Vertex Shader Support 0.0 Pixel Shader Support 2.0 Microsoft DirectX* Version 9.0c Current Graphics Resolution 1680x1050 Current Color Depth 32 Bits Per Pixel Raw EDID 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 22 F0 09 28 01 01 01 01 19 12 01 03 68 2F 1E 78 EE 78 F5 A6 55 48 9B 26 12 50 54 A5 6B 80 71 00 81 40 81 80 95 00 A9 00 B3 00 01 01 01 01 21 39 90 30 62 1A 27 40 68 B0 36 00 D9 28 11 00 00 1C 00 00 00 FD 00 38 4C 1E 51 10 00 0A 20 MOTHERBOARD INFORMATION Manufacturer Intel Model 8I945G AA Number x.x BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc. BIOS Version F6 BIOS Release Date 01/04/06 System Memory 2.0 GB Built-in Audio Driver Component not detected Built-in Audio Driver Version 188.8.131.5249 Built-in Audio Driver Status Non-Intel device detected PROCESSOR INFORMATION Manufacturer Intel Model Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz Intel Processor analysis tools not detected CPU Speed 3.1 GHz Link to Processor Specification Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz CPU Revision 03 CPU Type 00 CPU Family 0F CPU Model 04 CPU Stepping 9 WIRED NETWORKING INFORMATION Wired Networking Product Driver Version 184.108.40.206 Driver Status Device is unknown or unsupported Intel PROSet Version not detected Hardware IDs not detected WIRELESS NETWORKING INFORMATION Wireless Networking Product not detected Driver Version not detected Intel PROSet/Wireless Version not detected Software/Driver Status Non-Intel device detected Latest version available Hardware IDs not detected
Just check the page on your right corner of the Motherboard link you just posted in your question. It says CPU Support List. You can use any Dual or Quad core CPU (Socket 775 only),you can find.
I seen that but am still confused. Cause I have seen quiet a few with slot 775, but then I was told by someone else I couldn't I was better off updating motherboard.
Your platform is quite Old (2003-2005 Era). You dont say what type of dedicated graphics you are using, if using any. In addition you dont state what kind of games you want to play...
You have been told to upgrade your system, which is always a good thing, but if you dont go to spesifics, it is dificult for the community to assist you.
no gfx card at the moment as my old one stuffed up. So at the moment I can't really play to much. I would like to be able to play americas army 2 and 3, cod mw 2 and 3, nfs run, gta 4. At moment am just using the intels on board gfx, and i'm am trying to work out what i'm upgrading 1st or just start from scratch.
what other specifics do u want that is not in quote on my 1st post?
Was looking at something like this
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If you want to play COD games you propably need a "beefy" computer at the moment. It all depends at what resolution you want to play to.
If you go at Pentium dual core you will need a graphics card as well something like GF460 or GF550-560Ti range, but i beleive that you will better off with a new computer all together. The basics you need to look for are cpu, motherboard and ram and then decide for graphics and power supply...
It all end at what money you want to spend for....