Hi, Sorry if this is a noobish question, I'm really not sure
I am currently running an AMD 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 991 MHz with 3Gb of RAM.
The processor/mobo was a store bought computer with 1gb of RAM and an NVidia 7500LE inside. I have since put an extra 2gb of RAM in and replaced the 7500 with an 8800GT. Even with this amount of RAM, the computer still lags, on startup and general use. I figure this is because of the new card, so I want to ask:
Would upgrading the processor speed the computer up? I ask only about the processor since I don't want to buy a new motherboard + new RAM.
If so, what specs/brands should I be looking for? My budget is about $300 and below.
Does replacing the processor require me to install another version of Windows or is this only if I change the motherboard?
I generally use the computer for browsing, gaming and graphic programs (ie Photoshop, Rhino, CATIA etc)
Thanks for any help or input