I am upgrading my computer and i have already assembled an ATX tower, ati 850xt platinum gfx card, 480watt PSU, 1 gig of pc2700 ram, and an extra 160 gig hdd. The problem i have now is that my CPU is too slow (old 1.8 gig P4). I am having a terrible time running FEAR and HL2.
I am looking for about a 2.8 gig P4 atleast. I cannot find anything higher because my FSB is only 533mhz. The question i have is, would it be better to get a 2.8gig P4 or a 3.2ghz Celeron processor?
I have a socket 478 slot on my mobo. I found the 2.8ghz prescott on newegg for under 200 bucks which looks like my best option. Any suggestions (outside of replacing the mobo) is welcome.
Thanks for the input.....Dunleavy
Also if you know of a good heatsink i can get for this processor please tell me or post a link. Thanks all!