[QUOTE=razor344;2197810]i have an AS Rock 4 core dual-VSTA motherboard in my pc with a 3.2 Ghz intel pentium D 940 CPU based on the socket 775 LGA
I have found the following
INTEL PENTIUM 4 P4 3.8GHZ 3.8 GHZ 775 2M 800 CPU & FAN
according to the asrock website it should work
basically i want a faster PC, i have maxed out on the boards memory with 2 gig, the video card is a 1 gig nvidea 8500 GT[/QUOTE]
If the Asrock website says it will work it should work.
But I’m honest. The speed benefit would not be that high. Your current CPU is clocked @ 3.2GHz the new one would clock with 3.8GHz. The CPU clock is not the only thing that makes a PC fast. Investing money in a (totally outdated) P4 CPU is like riding a dead cow…
An other thing is the 3.8GHz P4 are getting really HOT. You need a very good cooling for this CPUs.
If I were you I would not invest in a new CPU. It would be a better choice to buy a new Board, CPU and RAM. The benefit of a Dual core system is better compared to the higher clock of the 3.8GHz P4.
A Intel Core2Duo E7200 or E7300 would be a good choice with a mainboard supporting this CPU type. It is not necessary to buy a high end mainboard. A good “consumer level” board should be perfect. It is also not necessary to buy “overclocker RAM”. Normal quality RAM should also be ok. Depending on what you do with your PC I’d get 2 or 4GB.