I change the video card to get more zip for the buck. That's a supported path of upgrades and I find CPU upgrades to be nothing but trouble.
I have an older Gateway GT5453E running a AMD Athlon 64 X2 duel core 4200+ 2.2 Ghz. The socket is AM2. I'm running Vista 32, I also have 3G's of Ram.
It's been hard trying to find what would be a good chip upgrade over this one. Yes, it can be an older one.
Any suggestions or can you point me in the right direction?