Intel(R) Celeron(R) G4900 CPU Replacement/Upgrade

crjdriver

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That is up to you. As I said, a 9900K will boost performance however [IMO] you will probably not get the level of performance you would if you had a performance motherboard. There is a reason why your board sells for $69 and a performance Asus board is $200.
IF it were me, I would go with an Asus ROG board running a Z390 chipset and increase ram to a minimum of 16gig; preferably 32gig if you intend on gaming. In addition to the above, you need to be sure you have a quality pw supply.
 

TheFaultedFunny

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Makes sense. another question from earlier. Will my Intel Core i3-2310M CPU work as a replacement? I got it out of a laptop, and I recall the laptop working fairly BETTER than this gaming desktop with the g4900 in it. I'm new to hardware-related things, and while I know a bit, I find I'm constantly learning more about the subject.
 

TheFaultedFunny

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Alrighty, and granted, I'm not looking for a major performance boost, I just want my cursor to stop freezing up as I'm trying to do things. Do you know if upgrading to the 9900K will fix this problem?
 

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This is just an observation. I have worked on a number of so called gaming desktops lately. Without exception these things come with a low end motherboard, a cheap pw supply, and a case with a LOT of lights.
A real gaming system starts with a high end corsair, seasonic, or other quality pw supply. it has a performance asus, gigabyte, or asrock motherboard, a case with decent airflow to keep parts cool, either a high performance air cooler OR liquid cooling, etc, etc.
 

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I got scammed paying $500 for this PC, or is this really what $500 gets you in the world of gaming computers o_O
 

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If you really want a system for gaming, I would not invest any money into your current system. Either build the system yourself OR have a local shop do the build for you. By shop, I mean just that a real shop that does builds, installs networks, etc NOT a chain store.
 

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I got scammed paying $500 for this PC, or is this really what $500 gets you in the world of gaming computers o_O
The only scam was calling this a gaming system. You have a $500 PC and it is fine for doing basic tasks however not fine for gaming, rendering video, or any other intensive task.
 

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