the video card and the amount of RAM is at least as important (or even more important) as the CPU-speed. It could well be that the best way to spend a fixed amount of money isn't for a CPU but for a graphic card or extra RAM.
Can you tell:
- your current video card
- your current amount of RAM
- two recent games you want to play on this machine
Just to be sure you do the best available thing.
most games to today require a processor speed from 2.5 to 3.0 ghz. and lucky me i have my amd 64 3500 is 2.2 ghz, so im looking to upgrade my processor. the only thing is i dont have alot of money, i need to find a good processor between 2.8 to 3.0 ghz. that were yall come in if yall can help my i would appreciate it. right now i have a emachin t6542 and my motherboard socket is AM2. if any could help my i would appreciate it. by the way i was looking at these 2 proccessors on newegg is this good or bad. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103768