Still fairly new to this forum stuff, so I apologise if Im posting this in the wrong thread, and, or if this kinda post is not allowed on here.
But I am currently looking for some CPU's for my Dell Dimension C521. Not sure of the exact model of Motherboard. I do know its a Dell board... I believe. Anyways it has an AMD x64 3200+ AM2 940 socket. I want to upgrade to at least a dual core, but have read that I can install a x4 core. Such as a Phenom x4 AM2+ socket. although some certain part of its abilities would be out of my grasp (if that makes any since) because of my board only being an AM2. wasnt sure what they was talking about. So...
First question. Has any of you had experience in upgrading like I am trying to do? If so, What have you learned from it, and whats my best option as far as CPU's go.
Second question. Being that they dont make these CPU's any more. They are rather hard to come by. Besides buying up one old computer after another, just in the hopes of finding one that has a CPU I may be looking for. Anyone know of a safe, reliable source for buying outdated CPU's? Oh... and fairly cheap. I am on a budget, and come on... they was fairly cheap when they was new, so should be cheaper now... right
Also... I know the i7's, i5's, A8's, Phenom II x6, etc... are great CPUs. But Im only interested in the ones that are AM2, or AM2+ sockets and compatible with my set up.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated Thank you all in advance.