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Windows 7: Upgrading Processor

31 May 2009   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Upgrading Processor

Hello everyone.

I have a Desktop PC stored away, that has a Single-Core AMD Sempron 2.0Ghz (AM2 Socket) Processor, could that be upgraded to a Dual-Core (AM2 Socket)? Or no? :|

If that didn't make sense let me know lol


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31 May 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

We probably need to know the exact make & model of your motherboard. I sure it is dependant on that.
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31 May 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Okay, Compaq SR5223WM. =P
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31 May 2009   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

When I did a search on that I found,

Item DescriptionTop of Page
Compaq has combined a desktop PC that has today's most popular features with a widescreen LCD monitor to create this value-priced bundle. The AMD processor provides reliable performance and enhanced virus protection. You can use the SuperMulti drive to burn CDs and DVDs for data backup or entertainment. And the Basic edition of the Windows Vista Home operating system will help you get the most out of your system.


Key Features & Benefits:Compaq W17q 17" widescreen LCD monitor with built-in stereo speakers
Presents 1680 x 1050 resolution, 1000:1 contrast and 5 -ms. typical response rate 2 GHz AMD Sempron processor 3600+
Delivers the processing power to run today's software plus enhanced virus protection 1 GB of DDR2 system memory
Offers improved performance for today's demanding applications along with the option of expanding up to 4 GB 120 GB hard drive, 7200 rpm
Provides storage space for documents, games, music, photos and video clips SuperMulti DVD-R/RW drive with double-layer capability
Lets you burn and play DVDs and CDs for entertainment and data backup 10/100 Base-T network interface and 56K modem
Connects to the Internet via DSL, cable or dial-up service



Can you use CPU-Z to check the current CPU & motherboard details ?


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31 May 2009   #5
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I know the specs and the PC is not where i am currently (its at my mother's boyfriends house).

CPU: AMD Sempron 3600 2.0GHz Single-Core Processor (AM2 Socket) *no 64-bit support*
Motherboard: M2N68-LA

Product Specifications*
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31 May 2009   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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31 May 2009   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I found this by searching MotherBoards.org :

The Mother Board :: View topic - ASUS M2N68 any good? + Vista 32 or 64?

P.S. I love NewEgg
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31 May 2009   #8
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Well I scimmed threw that, it handled Vista Home Premium (x86) with 1.5GB RAM well. But my question is can the board support either of those processors?

Oh and newegg is awsome :P I'll probably end up buying a new Desktop with a AM2+ Socket, and go from their. Wish I could just upgrade my Laptops graphics
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31 May 2009   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Base processor
Sempron (M) 3600+ 2.0 GHz
  • 1600 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
  • Socket AM2

Chipset
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: M2N68-LA
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Ivy8-GL6
Since these are the specs from Compaq, It must be a special MB made by Asus for them. Motherboards.org does not list it, like I have found so many other MB's in the past on their site. So we need some more members input opinion here. I'm not an expert, but lots of years experience with older computers.
"Doc"
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31 May 2009   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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