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Windows 7: Can i change my processor

01 Jun 2010   #1
georgio17

windows 7
 
 
Can i change my processor

I just wanted to know that if i can change my processor of my desktop to a better one.
I right now have celeron processor motherboard acer veriton series with four slots for ddr3 ram
and everthing is awsome only thing it has a celeron processor.
And i cannot view the motherboard model no

Pls help me


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01 Jun 2010   #2
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Georgio, the answer is generally yes, but it will depend on what your motherboard can accept. Maybe you can't upgrade from where you are, if your motherboard won't take it.

Download and run SIW, it will tell you what your motherboard is so we can check what you can upgrade to
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01 Jun 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Since you have a Gigabyte MB that uses DDR3, it's almost 100% you can upgrade your CPU, but as wallyinnc suggested, if we know your MB, we can tell what socket it uses, and what CPU's you could choose from. A Guy
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01 Jun 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Since you have a Gigabyte MB that uses DDR3, it's almost 100% you can upgrade your CPU,
As long as it is a real Gigabyte board, and not an OEM version made to Acer's specs,

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I right now have celeron processor motherboard acer veriton series
If it is a real one I agree with you it is 100% possible to upgrade the CPU, board and bios support willing.

If it is an OEM version made for Acer then the changes fall way off (close to zero) as they and all other system builders (Dell, HP, etc) like to not only lock the bios against overclocking and some of those other features that those of us that build our own take for granted, they also like to restrict the bios to not much more in the way of CPU support than the one that the computer shipped with. They would rather sell you a new computer than allow you to upgrade the CPU.
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01 Jun 2010   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
They would rather sell you a new computer than allow you to upgrade the CPU.
Oh yes, that is so true. I have an HP with an older Athlon X2 in it at work, and the CPU died. I had a newer Athlon in the shop to replace it. No way. The BIOS freaked out, and it did nothing but beep.

I can order a replacement from HP for a really absurd price, or I can search around online and in the classifieds to try to find the exact CPU that blew up.

Or I can bring in my sledgehammer from home...
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01 Jun 2010   #6
georgio17

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Georgio, the answer is generally yes, but it will depend on what your motherboard can accept. Maybe you can't upgrade from where you are, if your motherboard won't take it.

Download and run SIW, it will tell you what your motherboard is so we can check what you can upgrade to
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02 Jun 2010   #7
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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02 Jun 2010   #8
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

socket 775 lga so yes u can up grade the processor my advice would be to keep it 95 watts or under because most oem boards dont seem to go any higher
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02 Jun 2010   #9
guiLe

win7
 
 

hi ..
like wallyinnc says,
It's depend from compatibility of the motherboard with processor it self.
choose processor that have same pin configuration.
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02 Jun 2010   #10
kucing13

 

yes you can,depends on your mobo. and basically when you update one component in your PC,others may need to follow so they can"get along" i'd say.
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