When My computer was first custom built in 2009, I got a:
AMD Phenom 9600 Quad core Processor
Nvidia 9100 GT? (Replaced with GTS 250 last year)
4 GB of RAM
Asus M2N68-AM SE2 motherboard
320GB Hard drive.
I was wondering, since Christmas is creeping around the corner, would it be a good idea to get a new CPU and motherboard? Reason that I'm curious about it is I noticed that the age of my CPU was showing when games that I play were slow as hell even though I had gotten a new graphics card. And wandering around the internet I found a program that disables a patch on the CPU that apparently limited what it was intended to do. After disabling said patch my games sky rocketed back into the 40-60 fps rate. But now I'm wondering if it's time to get a new cpu since after all it'll be about 3 years that I've had this processor.