2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 22, 2009 3:01 AM by emmdeb

    Processor Upgrade Help


      Let me start this off first by saying that I do not have large amounts of money which is why I am trying to build this computer up in the first place.  Otherwise I would just go buy a new one.


      I have a Emachine W3653 desktop.

      I have a 450W Corsair PSU

      2gigs of Ram

      NVidia Geforce 8800 Graphics Card

      ECS 945GCT-M3 (V3.0)


      The problem I do have is obvious.  The factory installed Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6Ghz processor.  I thought that I was going to buy the 2.6ghz E4700 which is socket 775 which is after all what I have on my mother board.  I was told by a guy on another forum that I cannot use that one.  Can somone please tell my why I cannot use it and give me a list of ones that I can use??  I do not have an Xbox or a PS3 but I want to be able to play games like GTA IV, Call of Duty 4, Far Cry2, and others.  I already tried GTA IV and it runs like crap and I was told it was my processor.  Please help.