Just a quick question...
I have an HP Pavilion with Intel Core 2 Duo (the lowly 1.87 Ghz E6300 version). For the most part, it is pretty decent. When I first got it, was pretty happy; thought it was much faster than my last pc...but now I want to pep it up some. I use Illustrator/Photoshop/Flash/Dreamweaver an awful lot, and they can take some time to go through the motions. Which leads me to my question-
I was considering upgrading my motherboard so that I can tinker around and overclock my pc. I came across a nice board at a good price, and also came in a package deal where you can get an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at a discounted price. So, I came up with an idea, but not sure if it is possible or not.
I already have the Intel processor in my pc. If I purchase the package deal I mentioned above (motherboard and processor), I would have two of the same processors. Would I be able to use both of them at the same time? If so, am I correct in assuming that I would see a considerable performance increase?
If the answer is no, does anyone have any suggestions on the most cost effective ways to speed up a PC on a budget (I have a very small budget for this, I can spend $350 - $400 at the most)? I know that additional RAM is usually the first thing to get, but since I have such a small budget and the PC came with a decent 2GB RAM, I would rather spend the money on other areas first, and if I have enough left over, then add more RAM.
Open to all suggestions, thanks!