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Windows 7: Wondering what Processor I can upgrade to.


11 Jan 2011   #1

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Wondering what Processor I can upgrade to.

Hello all so I recently upgrade to a GTS 450 and now thinking of upgrading my CPU. Was wondering which i would be able to upgrade to. I currently am Running a 2.7ghz amd Athlon x2 215 and would like a Phenom II quad-core it says I can upgrade to it.

This is from HP's website on my Narra5 Motherboard:

Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra5) HP Pavilion Slimline s5107c Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
Socket type: AM2+
TDP: 95 watt
AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Athlon X4
AMD Athlon X3
AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)

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11 Jan 2011   #2

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In my opinion you will need to stay with the max rating on the mobo of 95 watt. Stay tuned as we do some more research.
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11 Jan 2011   #3
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
In my opinion you will need to stay with the max rating on the mobo of 95 watt. Stay tuned as we do some more research.
You are right. The chosen CPU is a 125W deal - no good.
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11 Jan 2011   #4

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Sorry Posted Wrong one WHS I relinked The Right one I was looking at! I had 2 opened looking at the difference!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-916-_-Product
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11 Jan 2011   #5
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevinsilhouette View Post
Sorry Posted Wrong one WHS I relinked The Right one I was looking at! I had 2 opened looking at the difference!
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGMBOX
But that one has an AM3 socket - no good.
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11 Jan 2011   #6

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Kevin,
That Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz is nice if not a little pricey. Comments are very positive and runs cool for the OC potential which I'm not even sure if your bios will allow? I would say it will keep you in that box for a bit longer 1-3 years or so. In the end you will have to make this decision but you should see a handy performance gain.
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11 Jan 2011   #7

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The other thought would be to let the new Bulldozer get introduced and when that happens these lesser chips should become even lower priced.....my guess. This will happen soon, but I have no exact date.
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11 Jan 2011   #8

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Yea I messed up twice in this post haha first one I posted had a higher TDP then mine and the 2n'd one has an AMD3 slot. Trouble I'm having is finding a Phenom with a TDP of 95 that fits in a am2+ socket =(
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11 Jan 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevinsilhouette View Post
Yea I messed up twice in this post haha first one I posted had a higher TDP then mine and the 2n'd one has an AMD3 slot. Trouble I'm having is finding a Phenom with a TDP of 95 that fits in a am2+ socket =(
The 920's and the 940's run on 125W. So they are out. And the triple cores have the right wattage, but they are AM3. Can't win.
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11 Jan 2011   #10

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I was coming up with the ADX645WFGMBOX which is the Athlon II X4 645 @ 3.10 and is 95 watt with 2mb cache but it's a AM3 as well via Tiger D. How about just max'g out your ram and then blast in a SSD for the OS and Apps only and live with it for a while longer?
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