I have been meaning to buy a new computer. It dawned on the me that perhaps and could keep all my componenets and just buy a new motherboard.
Will this work for me?
I don’t have any experience building computers but I hear that it is quite easy.
Here are my specs right now
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2810 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0301, 5/11/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 369.69 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
A big problem with my system is the sound of the fan. My Pentium D is a power pig and the cooling fan is quite loud.
I mainly watch streamed video off the net which right now is a bit clunky. I am not much of a gamer.
Could I expect a big increase in performance if I upgrade to a faster processor?
Here is a page of motherboards.
Are there any that would be compatible with my system?
What else would I need to buy (operating system, RAM?)
Thanks in advance.