Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:21 PM
You are using the ASUS K8V-X motherboard, yes? Well, the bad news is that it is past its time and might not be worth an upgrade. You might be able to find an Athlon 3200+ for it, or even a 3700+ but I doubt you'll find one that cheap. Neither would be a big upgrade.
Getting an Intel Core 2 Duo would require getting a new motherboard and RAM as well, which would cost way more than $190. Getting anything good and the AMD side is pretty much the same story.
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