So my first step that I would like to take is to upgrade my processor and then work on from there, with an ultimate goal of having eventually replaced everything in the system so it's no longer the same machine anymore. My question is, can my motherboard handle something along the lines of an Intel Core 2 Duo, or even Core 2 Quad processor? Or am I going to have to get a new motherboard as well? (Which I would like to avoid if possible)
My Mobo is an "Intel® (Grant County) RC410 motherboard" with a LGA775 socket type (which I've seen that is a common CPU socket type) with "800/533 MHz front side bus support" (which I assume means it can only handle processors with a max of that FSB?)
So, is it possible to force-feed my mobo a Core 2 duo? Or am I doomed to wait until I get my hands on a grand or two to blow?