6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2011 3:25 PM by mechbob

    GIGABYTE GA-8I945G upgrade cpu.


      I have a  GA-8I945G motherboard and I am wondering could my cpu be upgraded to a duo core processor as I want to play some of the latest games.

      I have some computer knowledge but when it comes to cpu's I'm a little confused.

      So is it worth upgrading cpu and if so what can I put in, or just start again and build a new machine.



      Intel System Identification Utility Reference Number: 0*** 8***
      Date Created: Friday, December 02, 2011 7:13:02 PM
      Computer Manufacturer     Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
      Computer Model     8I945G
      Operating System (O/S)     Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
      Operating System Build (O/S)     (build 2600)
      Operating System (version)     5.1.2600
      O/S Language     0C09
      System RAM     2.0 GB
      Internet Browser[1]     Internet Explorer
      Internet Browser Version[1]     8.0.6001.18702
      .NET Framework Version     3.5.30729.01
      CD or DVD Device     DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
      System Hard Drive Overview
      System Total Storage Size:     2.0 TB
      Physical Drive     1
      Physical Drive     0
      Model     ST2000DL001-9VT156
      Model     ST3250824A
      Bus Type     ATA
      Bus Type     ATA
      Local Disk D:     1.8 TB
      Used space:     906.5 GB
      Free Space:     956.5 GB
      Memory Detail
      Total Physical Memory     2.0 GB
      Available Physical Memory     955.4 MB
      Total Virtual Memory     2.0 GB
      CD or DVD Device     HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
      Local Disk C:     232.9 GB
      Used space:     55.4 GB
      Free Space:     177.5 GB
      Graphics Product [1]     Intel® 945G
      Graphics Driver Version     not detected
      Driver Status     Your driver is current
      3D Acceleration     Yes
      Hardware Transform & Lighting Support     No
      Video Memory     128.0 MB
      Vertex Shader Support     0.0
      Pixel Shader Support     2.0
      Microsoft DirectX* Version     9.0c
      Current Graphics Resolution     1680x1050
      Current Color Depth     32 Bits Per Pixel
      Raw EDID[1]     00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 22 F0 09 28 01 01 01 01 19 12 01 03 68 2F 1E 78 EE 78 F5 A6 55 48 9B 26 12 50 54 A5 6B 80 71 00 81 40 81 80 95 00 A9 00 B3 00 01 01 01 01 21 39 90 30 62 1A 27 40 68 B0 36 00 D9 28 11 00 00 1C 00 00 00 FD 00 38 4C 1E 51 10 00 0A 20
      Manufacturer     Intel
      Model     8I945G
      AA Number     x.x
      BIOS Vendor     Award Software International, Inc.
      BIOS Version     F6
      BIOS Release Date     01/04/06
      System Memory     2.0 GB
      Built-in Audio Driver Component     not detected
      Built-in Audio Driver Version
      Built-in Audio Driver Status     Non-Intel device detected
      Manufacturer     Intel
      Model     Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz
      Intel Processor analysis tools     not detected
      CPU Speed     3.1 GHz
      Link to Processor Specification     Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz
      CPU Revision     03
      CPU Type     00
      CPU Family     0F
      CPU Model     04
      CPU Stepping     9
      Wired Networking Product
      Driver Version
      Driver Status     Device is unknown or unsupported
      Intel PROSet Version     not detected
      Hardware IDs     not detected
      Wireless Networking Product     not detected
      Driver Version     not detected
      Intel PROSet/Wireless Version     not detected
      Software/Driver Status     Non-Intel device detected
      Latest version available
      Hardware IDs     not detected