Looking for cheap upgrade options
I've been casually looking around for cheap ways to work into a faster CPU than my lowly P4 3.4. And I do mean cheap.
My ideal goal is to first get a motherboard that supports my current CPU (it's LGA 775) and RAM but that offers headroom to grow into something like a Core 2 Duo. My compromise goal would be to get a motherboard/CPU combo that supports my current RAM...bearing in mind that my RAM consists of 1 GB of PC2 3200 and 1 GB of PC2 4300. So the motherboard will have to support operating the RAM at a broad range of FSB divisors. It will also need 4 DIMM sockets, and I'd prefer that it be ATX, not micro.
I have little in the way of brand loyalty. I don't much care whether I end up with AMD or Intel. But I'm having a tough time finding hardware with the flexibility I desire.
Anyone know of a motherboard that would fit the bill?