|You haven't listed your system specs. We need to know the make/model of ALL the primary components...board, CPU, RAM, video card, PSU. So far we know this:|
board = Biostar NF61S Micro AM2 SE 6.x
CPU = A64 3200+ Orleans (single core) @ 2.0GHz
Your RAM situation is unclear. I don't see where you state how much RAM you have but looking at what you posted in response 2, you have some problems. For one thing, the RAM is running in single channel mode as evidenced by "Bus Width 64-bit"...I don't know if it's because you only have one stick installed or if you have two that aren't matching. Not only that but it's running way under speed at "Real Clock-251 MHz (DDR)". It should have a bus width of 128-bit & a real clock speed of 400MHz. If you're gonna upgrade, the 1st thing you should buy is 2GB (2 x 1GB) of DDR2-800.
Your video card needs to be explained in more detail..."ati graphics card-256 mb" doesn't mean a whole hell of a lot. It *may* be a good card or it *may* be a low end piece of sh!t. Without a model number, we have no idea what you have.
The same can be said for your PSU...450W doesn't mean sh!t. We need the brand name of the unit & the amperage specs.
So far there are 32 responses & not much of a solution. The main problem is that you haven't supplied your complete system info, plus you're not reading up on stuff yourself. If you swap the CPU, Biostar states that you should "please update bios first before changing or upgrading processors". If you're too scared to do so, you're going to have to determine what your current BIOS version is & stick with the CPU's that are supported by that version. Do NOT pay someone to do it! You'll end up spending way more that that old system is worth!! Also, if you looked at the CPU support list you'd see that your board doesn't suport the 125W version of the 6000+, you'd need the 89W version.
It appears that Newegg has dumped it's stock of AM2 CPU's & TigerDirect has done likewise, so you're gonna have to shop elsewhere. Try eWiz: