Help with Upgrading Components please.

grantdavey91

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Hi All.

Hoping for some help here. I know a bit about hardware for desktops but it's been around 10 years since I was 'up to date' in the computer components field.

I have a desktop low profile PC.

Model Acer Aspire AX3300

I'm looking to upgrade a few components.

I've already upgraded the DDR3 RAM from 3GB to 8GB (8GB is max the motherboard model supports)

I've also removed the stock 640GB WD 3.5" SATA HDD and replaced with SanDisk 500GB SSD and 2TB 3.5" HDD.

Now I am looking to upgrade both the graphics and the processor but struggling to find a definate match for the system.

I know all the specs (listed below for reference) of the current hardware and I have used sites that claim to help matching CPUs and Motherboards to each other but theres far too much information and is a bit of a mindf**k.

I want to upgrade the CPU to something that is at least Quad-Core and hoping to have a graphics cars with at least 1GB memory.

CURRENT SPECS:

CPU

AMD ATHLON II X2 215 @ 2.70Ghz
CORES : 2
THREADS : 2
CODE NAME : REGOR
SOCKET : AM3
TECHNOLOGY : 45nm
FAMILY : F
EXTENDED FAMILY : Y-10
MODEL : 6
EXTENDED MODEL : 6
STEPPING : 2
REVISION : DA - C2

GRAPHICS

NVIDIA GEFORCE 9200 ONBOARD
GPU : C77 / C78
DEVICE ID : 10DE - 084B
REVISION : A3
SUB-VENDOR : ACER INCORPORATED
DIRECT X SUPPORT : 10.0
DIRECT X SHADER MODEL : 4.0
OPENGL SUPPORT : 3.0
BUS INTERFACE : FPCI
ROPS : 4
SHADERS : 16 UNIFIED
MEMORY TYPE : SYSTEM
MEMORY : 256GB

MOTHERBOARD :

ACER WMCP78M (CPU1)
CHIPSET VENDOR : NVIDIA
CHIPSET MODEL : NFORCE 720A
CHIPSET REVISION : A2
SOUTHBRIDGE VENDOR : NVIDIA
SOUTHBRIDGE MODEL : NFORCE 720A MCP
SOUTHBRIDGE REVISION : A2
BIOS BRAND : AMI
BIOS VERSION : P01 - A3
BIOS DATE : 10/08/2009

Many thanks in advance for your help and replies!
 
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