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Help upgrading my ASUS P5LD2-VM motherboard

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I have a computer I use as a server in a small office. It's main use is to hold hard drives for network file sharing. It's running Windows Server 2003 and does have Active Directory enables for logins. It does not have DHCP enabled I have a router handle that function.

The box is fine but I want more speed out of it if possible. File sharing seem slower now. How much upgrade can I get out of it?


When it was purchased this is how it came:
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ASUS P5LD2-VM BUNDLE W/ RETAILED =PENTIUM 4 651 3.4G (800MHz)= MWAVE 2GB DDR2 533=(1GB x 2)= ASSEMBLE/TEST BUNDLE
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I am GREEN to determining what hardware to buy for this motherboard but I have the knowledge to swap the hardware. I need to know SPECIFICALLY  what items I can buy for the board to get a fast/solid upgrade.

1. CPU (I would like a Core Duo)
     a. How much cache? 6, 8, 12mb (I would like more)
2. Memory
     a. What speed? Can I do 1066 based on the a newer CPU
3. CPU cooler
4. (BIOS - did not I will need an update from ASUS, v 1401 I think)
5. Faster hard drives ????? (I'm green)
6. etc. (you add whatever I missed)


Specs for MB
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=536&l1=3&l2=11&l3=194&l4=0


List of processors from ASUS (So many I need help with a specific choice):
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5LD2-VM&product=1&os=17


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So again what do I need? My goal is for faster FILE SHARING speed over a domain network...?

1. CPU (I would like a Core Duo)
     a. How much cache? 6, 8, 12mb (I would like more)
2. Memory
     a. What speed? Can I do 1066 based on the a newer CPU
3. CPU cooler
4. (BIOS - did not I will need an update from ASUS, v 1401 I think)
5. Faster hard drives ????? (I'm green)
6. etc. (you add whatever I missed)

Thx
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