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Should I upgrade my processor?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by damilkman, Mar 22, 2012.

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  1. damilkman

    damilkman Thread Starter

    Mar 22, 2012

    About a year ago I was on my computer when everything went black, checked my monitor and it was fine, so I took it in to a computer repair shop and they told me my mother board needed replacing, so I had the work done, got the computer home and noticed that it was a lot slower than before on start up it takes a long time to finish doing whatever it needs so I can actually use it, the computer guy checked to see if I was running any programs on start up that could be slowing it down, and didn't find any, I upgraded my RAM but its still slow, so now I'm thinking that I need to upgrade the processor, I currently have an Intel core two duo and running windows XP the motherboard has a 775 PCI socket If I need to upgrade, what are my options?

    Thank you for any help provided.
  2. black-wolf


    Aug 8, 2008
    A processor upgrade won't give you any significant increase in performance. Upgrading to newer tech is the only way to get an increase.
    Different mobos boot at different speeds which could explain why the new board boots slower.
    You can check what is starting up in your computer start/run/msconfig/startup tab
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties.

    What's listed in the



    sections in the "General" tab?


    Go here and click the green "Download latest version" link to download and save

    HiJackThis 2.0.4

    After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

    Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

    After it's been installed, start it and allow its main window to load.

    Uncheck "Do not show this window when I start HiJackThis".

    Click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

    When the scan is finished in 30 - 60 seconds, a log file will appear.

    Save that log file.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire log file here.

  4. damilkman

    damilkman Thread Starter

    Mar 22, 2012
    Thank you all for your replies, I'm at work now but when I get home I will apply your suggestions and take a closer look at the boot speed between the motherboards.
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