I need some advice and overall computer help. I need o know if something is possible and if it is possible wether or not its logical.
Ok, I know a bit about computers and enough to know not to buy a comp straight out of the store. ESPECIALLY a store like Wal-Mart and a comp made from HP. However, i had just moved and needed a comp and didnt have the means to buy one online or form a batter dealer. So, I broke down and coughed up $700 on an HP system 3 years ago. Now, its wast that bad and I didnt do TOO much anyway so it suited me fine I guess.
As time went on I wanted more because I began to game and do things that needed more power from a PC.
I will give you my system specs and then ask my question.
I have a:
HP Pavillion a335w
2.5 Ghz P4
256 MB of 2100 DDR (will be 512 on monday)
a GeForce2 MX/MX400 (HAHA, I know. comp doesnt have an AGP slot so I had to get this and it was cheap and the only PCI GPU available)
80 gig HD
I wiped the HP version of Windows XP and installed my own copy of XP Personal
CD Burner is decent
Just bought a Lightscribe DVD Burner thats on the way
basic floppy drive
yada yada yada
Ok, now while that isnt a downright AWFUL computer I think u guys can see whats wrong. My graphical capabilites are downright sad and this HP rigged MOBO is slower than crap. I think its actually UNDERclocked.
SO, my question is this:
Is it possible and will it even be to my benefit to buy ANOTHER MOBO (that supports the CPU, mem, ect...I have) and simply swap that one into this HP case and just retain all of the hardware I have onto it? Assuming it fits...
And then (when I get some cash) upgrade to a decent AGP graphics card.
I just dont have the money to buy a new tower and new components right now. I can afford a decent MOBO and thats about it. Its just that I have ran some benchmark utilities and it shows that I am getting beat in the graphics department by some systems running a 500 MHZ CPU and the same memory with a decent GPU! I cant run ANY top flight games!
Any suggestions other than buy a new system I cannot afford?