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Capable of upgrading more?

I have a dell dimension 2400. my hard drive crashed so i put in a 350g new drive.(i cant believe i did it and it actually works). i have a Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz. 2 gigs of ram.

my question is, can i or should i upgrade the processor to a core 2 duo. this is greek to me but i am learning. my goal is to put a tv tuner in the computer but i dont think i can now with that antique processor. i also want to install a dvd burner with light scribe...eventually.

since i crashed the computer and put a new hard drive in it, it seems to be running very well and i am very happy with the speed of it now. i just want to upgrade the thing instead of dropping 800 bucks on a new one. i fig i could add little by little ya know...thanks

frank

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Well i would say you really dont need to upgrade everything is cool with your computer really so it would just be a waste of money

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