|The post title pretty much says it all. :~}|
I'm a newbie here, and this is my first post. I lucked onto this site while ding a search trying to find a faster CPU that's compatable with my motherboard, a Nexgen 3&3LC Mainframe.
I bought this system pretty much explicity for gaming. I've upgraded the RAM as far as it will go with 2 1gig Kingston 184 pin DIMM's, as well as installing an nVidia GeForce 5500 OC video card with 256megs DDR.
I'm having trouble running 2 games, "DOOM 3" and "Quake 4". According to the listed specs for both games, I should have more than enough of everything to run these games quite well. But "D3" runs fairly slow (even on Low Graphics settings) on the higher levels, where there's lots of animation; "Q4" runs even slower, and I haven't been able to progress further than 4 levels due to the slowness of my system.
What I'd like to know is what CPU's my present motherboard will support, and which would be best for my purposes (gaming).
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. If yuo think there might be a problem other than my CPU, please inform me of that as well. Thanks you.