Upgrade processor

  tazpafc 18:10 PM 09 Jul 12

Hi guys,

So i was thinking about buying a new laptop but have decided to upgrade my current pc instead. The thing is im not very switched on with pc,s so thought id post here so you guys can help me, basicaly i know what ram i need and whats the max i can have but im having trouble trying to figure out what processor to buy so im gonna try putting as much info about my specs here as i can to help you help me lol, not worried about graphics as i dont play any high end games, all i play is football manager so here we go,

Acer Aspire X3960

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

3.10 gigahertz Intel Core i3-2100

Multi-core (2 total)

4042 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Board: Acer Aspire X3960

Bus Clock: 100 megahertz

BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P01-A4 03/08/2011 (this is what it said under main circuit board)

and just incase you wanted to know the graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics Family [Display adapter]

So iv tried finding out the mother board and its come up with whats here and intel H67 so hope you guys can h

  KRONOS the First 18:36 PM 09 Jul 12

Is this your PC Acer

  tazpafc 18:42 PM 09 Jul 12

Yes it is

  KRONOS the First 18:51 PM 09 Jul 12

According to that you have a Radeon HD 6450 graphics card, as you are not really a gamer that will do. Your motherboard has a socket 1155 so you have a pretty wide choice of processor upgrade to select from. You would do well to double your RAM as you have Windows 7 64BIt.

But if your PC is doing what you want it to do why do you feel the need to upgrade? and if you really want to upgrade how much do you have to spend?

  tazpafc 18:57 PM 09 Jul 12

Basically it may seem stupid but all i really use the pc for is browsing, music ect but i mostly use it for playing my beloved football manager, some people have said the i3 i have is good enough but when i try to load large databases i.e loads of leagues and players my processor star rating drops from 5 stars to 1 and a half meaning i cant have large database else the game does nothing.

  tazpafc 18:58 PM 09 Jul 12

Could it be more of a memory thing then proccesor?

  Nontek 19:10 PM 09 Jul 12

Add another 4Gb RAM, that should make a difference. I recently did the same, less than £20 from Crucial.

  tazpafc 19:12 PM 09 Jul 12

Iv just bought some more memory, bit more then £20 off mr memory

  tazpafc 08:35 AM 10 Jul 12

Thanks Chronus, Was only thinking of upgrading proccesor as when i play football manager my pc isnt very responsive when i load huge databases.

  KRONOS the First 09:58 AM 10 Jul 12

As you have not mentioned your budget it is very difficult to know what CPU to suggest.

  tazpafc 10:03 AM 10 Jul 12

my budget if i were to upgrade would be £200-£250


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