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I have a pc running on core2duo e6750 with 2 gb ddr2(333.3 MHz) ram resting on a d31pr motherboard by intel with lga 775 socket.

I bought it in 2008, from then it has managed to browse the web and do other small things without a graphics card.

I am planning on gaming on it and do a little bit of photoshop for a couple more years.

I am planning on upgrading it, so wanted help from you guys.

1. Should I put a new graphics card and upgrade the ram OR

2. Should I get a new motherboard and cpu or find a new lga 775 cpu.

3. Should I install windows 10? 

 

Main reason for upgrading is due to lag in every task I do including browsing the web and the cpu usage is constantly 100% after boot.

My budget is about 100-150 $ and I stay in India.

 

Thank you guys

 

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If you want to keep your current motherboard then find a second hand Core 2 Quad Q6600 or Q9550 on Ebay or something. 

 

This would be the price of a new PC built from scratch...

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2BdVzM 


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Maybe save up a bit more and upgrade your motherboard that supports at least DDR3 memory. Get yourself maybe an older generation Core i5 or go for an AMD FX-4300/6300/8350. You can wait with the graphics card if your budget doesn't allow it and first run off the iGPU, then I would recommend maybe getting a RX 460 2GB later on. Also, I would recommend getting at least 8GB of RAM if that's possible.


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14 minutes ago, Acciptris said:

I have a pc running on core2duo e6750 with 2 gb ddr2(333.3 MHz) ram resting on a d31pr motherboard by intel with lga 775 socket.

I bought it in 2008, from then it has managed to browse the web and do other small things without a graphics card.

I am planning on gaming on it and do a little bit of photoshop for a couple more years.

I am planning on upgrading it, so wanted help from you guys.

1. Should I put a new graphics card and upgrade the ram OR

2. Should I get a new motherboard and cpu or find a new lga 775 cpu.

3. Should I install windows 10? 

 

Main reason for upgrading is due to lag in every task I do including browsing the web and the cpu usage is constantly 100% after boot.

My budget is about 100-150 $ and I stay in India.

 

Thank you guys

 

cpu.JPG

with ddr2 sockets its hard to upgread with current hardware because you will probably introduce huge bottlenecks with even low end current hardware. However if you have a free full size pci-e slot i would go for a geforce gtx 750ti if you can find a cheap one.

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@Acciptris

 

firstly you will have to find out if your current MOBO is compatible with other CPUs. Save some more to get a newer parts, if you choose to get the new CPU/MOBO, which will be a better option, you may/will need a newer PSU too.


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