I have a (relatively) ancient Asus M2A-VM mobo, currently running an AMD Athlon X2 4200+ CPU.
Also running on 4GB DDR2800 RAM, a HD5670 video card and 500GB Seagate HDD.
I want to upgrade, but really only in a minor way, due to distinct lack of funding. Reason being, I play World of Tanks reasonably frequently, which chugs away at around 30-40fps.
According to the Windows "score" (as an aside, is this in any way an accurate guide?) my lowest performing component is the CPU (5.1). The highest is my graphics card (7.1 rating)
I have tried to o/c, but after much fiddling around in the bios with voltages/frequency settings etc the best I have managed is an increase to 215MHZ. I haven't really been able to go higher because the voltage seems temperamental, so don't really want to fiddle aruond with that, and anything higher than 215 causes hangs and blue screen.
Anyhoo - I was thinking of upgrading the CPU to something like a AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHZ.
So my question is - is this a good option, am I barking up completely the wrong tree, or should I just stick to what I have in the meantime until I can get my kids old enough to work in the mines to bring in more income, and try to o/c what I have already have even more (and if so, any guides please - Googling has thrown up a couple of options, none of which really work).