CPU upgrade question

pc4life

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HI, I have a Compaq Evo D510, and i want to start playing old games. I want to upgrade to a 3.6 GHz processor but i don't know what kind i need. Does having a Intel pentium 4 mean i can buy ANY pentium 4 processor? Can you please explain what are good processors or not? Please help!

here are my specs:
2.4 GHz processor
250 GB HDD 7200 rpm
1.2 GB RAM (im upgrading to 2)
64 MB video memory
Just ask if you need more

Thanks in advance!!!
 

allendale2008

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If you want to play games, upgrading from a p4 to a slightly faster p4 will not increase performance. I you want to play older games, the p4 should just run fine. The onboard video is most likely killing you.
 

Atomic Rooster

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Your computer uses a motherboard that has a Socket 478 for the processor. Unfortunately, Socket 478 has been phased out and the processors are also no longer available. You could find them on eBay though.
 

pc4life

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thanks atomic!!! by the way would it be wiser to buy a new computer or to upgrade my current one?
 

pc4life

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Marshillboy

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Those are still Pentium 4 processors, it is advisable to try to get at least a computer with a dual core processor so you have some headroom to upgrade later on.
 
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