I am thinking of upgrading but not sure which way to go!
I have a pentium 4 (1.4 GHz) processor and 128Mb of Ram and a Geforce MX440 graphics card, I am thinking about a new processor (2.2GHz at least) a gig more ram and a much higher graphics card, the problem is I think my motherboard only takes 423pin processors (I think not completely sure! ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4T-M REV 1.xx) and Rambus memory!
I am aiming to build the system up to playing battlefield 2 online, and have about £400 to do it with.
I think you'll probably have to hunt round the second hand, ebay places to find a socket 423 P4. If you need to check what socket your PC has download this click here which will help you find out.
Do you have an AGP slot? Upgrading the RAM will probably be the most significant upgrade you can make.
Run through everest and this will give you the information you need.
For the sort of money you have to spend thou rather than upgrading your current setup you can probably afford a new AMD CPU + motherboard bundle some RAM and a graphics card. You can then use the bits from your current system, optical drive, hard drive etc to make up your system. Be aware thou that if you go down that route you may well need to get a new copy of windows as well.
For instance you can get a socket 939 3500+ motherboard and 512MB of RAM from novatech for £250 click here
512 of rambus matched pair 2x 256 costs over £200. I think you would be better off getting a new pc and using the old one for back up. For games like battlefied 2 it is best to have a fast processsor a top graphics card and 2g of memory.