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Windows 7: Upgrading from 2.53Gz to 3.0gz

02 Sep 2013   #1

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
Upgrading from 2.53Gz to 3.0gz

I recently Acquired a 3.0gz Pentium Processor from a desktop in the trash, along with spare parts in case my desktop ever fails. I don't know if it's dual core or single yet, but being an old model computer i found from the garbage my luck isn't going to go too far. My other desktop had a 2.53gz Single Core processor in it, and seemed to have a good sized heat sync, but i noticed it did not have A TRACE of Thermal paste in it. I will go out and get some soon to put on, but I can't even use the desktop yet because I don't have a cord for the monitor (I've used it before, it has XP on it and runs decent) It has 1gb of ram (I upgraded it when i first got it) and I found another gig of ram in the "Trash" computer(now an empty case in the garbage).

I may upgrade the Power Supply when i check it out to one with a bigger fan (dunno if it will help) and I think the actual fan's decent sized. The Processor fit perfectly into place in the desktop, I'm just not sure if it's a good idea to run it like that, overheating is my main concern. Should i be fine?

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02 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Don`t use it without thermal paste.

Just because the cpu you got from the trash fits, does not mean it will work in your pc, so do not get rid of the old one.
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02 Sep 2013   #3

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32

yep, I'll get some as soon as possible, I really have no reason to boot it up since i have no monitor, so that'll be the first thing i do, and, my CPU will be sitting on my desk, it could be useful one day considering i see this model computer alot
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