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Windows 7: What CPU for a old computer?

14 Nov 2012   #1
EpicLuigi1134

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What CPU for a old computer?

I gotta hp media center pc m7067c and im wondering:

What cpu can i upgrade to? I mean come on intel pentium is not enough

i have a socket cpu meaning the fan is right on top of it :O

and i been looking at the intel website and i searched up intel core 3 and figured out it was socket cpu. is that compatible with my pc?


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14 Nov 2012   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

All current CPU fit in a socket. Which Intel socket do you have?

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14 Nov 2012   #3
EpicLuigi1134

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

whats a intel socket?

According to what i know i have a socket cpu and my current cpu is intel pentuim 4 :P the oldies.

So i can get a intel core 3 and have no problems ?

EDIT: AHHHHHHHHHHH! What i read was that i have... 2 cpus!

Omg i didnt recieve Performace! )
This was from dxdiag:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
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15 Nov 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

An Intel socket is what an Intel CPU fits in mate. DDR thingy for RAM?!? When you're serious perhaps someone can help you.
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15 Nov 2012   #5
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Please do the step 7 of the tutorial linked to upload your full specs automatically. You are too clueless about computers to provide decent info for us to answer your question.

Anyway, if "hp media center pc m7067c" is really the PC you have, then this is its page in Hp site. Navigating from that we reach the motherboard specifications, where we can read

Socket: LGA775
Supports processor up to 3.4 GHz
Supports Intel Pentium 4 HT processors
800 MHz front-side bus

This page from intel's site (processor manufacturer) lists the processors that fit.

They are all single-core processors. They have Hyperthreading so they appear as dual cores to the programs, and perform marginally better than single-cores without hyperthreading.

They all suck and being so old they are even hard to find. I advise to buy a new PC.

Althugh if you just use it as media center PC (as it was intended to be used) it isn't so bad.

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According to what i know i have a socket cpu and my current cpu is intel pentuim 4 :P the oldies.
So i can get a intel core 3 and have no problems ?
As processors become more powerful, sockets get bigger. Also, the motherboard's chipset must recognize the CPU for it to work properly. See above for what you can install.
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15 Nov 2012   #6
EpicLuigi1134

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

so i cant get a new cpu? I looked on google images and saw intel core i7 as a socket cpu.

Oh well i guess the only thing i really need to do is upgrade ram. I play minecraft on it and its not so bad!

EDIT: my cpu is 3.00 ghz so no changing pentuim in neccesery
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15 Nov 2012   #7
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

There are different kinds of sockets (here a list of the various kinds). More powerful processors need bigger sockets. Your socket is too small for even an i3, go figure a i7.

And even if the socket did fit, the motherboard would have to state to be compatible with that particular processor, as the chips on the board must be designed to talk with that processor.
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15 Nov 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Forget an upgrade. The way you imagine you would need a new mobo, new CPU, new PSU new Dimms and the while 9 yards. It is cheaper to buy a new PC.
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15 Nov 2012   #9
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

All processors fit into a "socket". There are different sockets, such as Socket 775, Socket 1155, Socket 1156, Socket 1366, Socket 2011 and so on and so forth. If you have a Socket 775 motherboard, you will have to find a CPU that is socket 775. You can't put a Socket 1155 CPU in a Socket 775 motherboard........it just don't work like that. I would either live with what you have, or save up and buy an entirely new system. Just as whs said in the post above, by the time you upgrade that system, you've spent as much as a brand new system and don't have the performance to show for it.

If you would like ideas and recommendations for a replacement system, we would be happy to help you out there.
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17 Nov 2012   #10
EpicLuigi1134

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I read the list and my cpu socket is LGA 775,

so does that mean my computer is compatible with intel xeon?

(im not giving up yet. IM gonna find a cheap intel proccesor. I dont feel like buying a new computer although you guys tell me to :P)
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