I am trying to upgrade my CPU (and if required, mobo). If anyone can help at all it would be greatly appreciated!
OK, here is what I have and what I am trying to get...
I have a
Intel Pentium 4 Willamette 1.6Ghz CPU
and want to get an
Intel Pentium 4 (don't know name) 3.2GHz CPU (Socket 775)
I have my generic system mobo from Gateway and the only info I can get on it is that it is an El Paso 2 motherboard and what it supports. I have tried to find out what socket it is to see if the new CPU I want will match it, but there just isn't any info I can find. It only supports AGP 4/8x and PCI, no PCIe, have DDR RAM and only USB 1.1- I am unsure if that helps anyone. I just eed to know will it work? Will it not? It might if I do something? Any ideas?
A couple of links...
The CPU I am wanting to get: http://www.newegg.co...Item=N82E16819116197
A mobo I found that may or may not work with a P4, but I don't know if my existing one will work either... http://www.overstock...html?IID=prod2466550
And a couple other things...
Please do not post about getting anything newer (Celeron, Pentium D, Core duo, Core 2 Duo, Xeon, AMD anything...) because its better or uses less power or whatever...my PSU only supports P4/K8 and I am low on cash.
I am happy to provide more info if someone needs it- I know probably almost every detail that you would need to know (except the mobo info, conveniently); if anyone is wondering WHY I want/need a new CPU, I am an avid PC gamer (migrating over to it 100%, slowly...) and my 1.6Ghz simply isn't cutting it anymore.