Now I know the most obvious answer is 'your motherboard is ancient get a new one'. But bear with me!
I have recently inherited lots of old computer parts and now I'm retired I'd like to teach myself how to 'upgrade' various components of a motherboard. As this is an older one and not really worth anything I figured it would be a good place to start.
My questions are:
1. I have two spare processors. Both are AMD Athlon 64 x2, one is 5000+ 2600mhz and one is 6000+ 3100mhz. Is it safe to say the second one is a better performer (at least in theory)?
2. I could potentially put RAM of 8gb in the motherboard. The specification on the mobo's website doesn't make much sense to me because on one hand it says the maximum is 4gb but on the other it says 64 bit installations of Windows have no such limit. So...do you think it will take 8gb or not?
3. I have a spare Radeon 7790 GPU which is clearly way better than the on-board graphics. There's a PCI Express slot that it would fit into. Question is - would it be able to take it? There's a 400w power supply if that helps.
Sorry for the stupid questions but I hope you'll appreciate that I'm a novice with this stuff and what seems obvious to some is less obvious to me at the moment.
Thanks in advance for any advice!