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Windows 7: How do I upgrade my processor?

24 Oct 2009   #1
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 
How do I upgrade my processor?

I'm not much of a hardware guy. What are the steps to upgrade a processor? Where do I start?




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24 Oct 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
I'm not much of a hardware guy. What are the steps to upgrade a processor? Where do I start?
First things first, you need to find out two things.

1. What processors is your motherboard compatible with.
2. What socket does your processor use.

#2 should be easily found via CPU-Z and #1 can probably be found on the motherboards Manufacture's website somewhere.
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24 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
I'm not much of a hardware guy. What are the steps to upgrade a processor? Where do I start?
Upgrading cpu
find out what socket it is
find out what dpu goes in that sockek
find out what ram. bios, heat, and other factors will affect it
make sure psu is big enough
check the specs on the socket and cpu. then CHECK THEM AGAIN
find the best prices and find the return policy for a dead cpu

Buy it Build it

Ken
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24 Oct 2009   #4
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Err, what? You're assuming I know something about hardware.


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24 Oct 2009   #5
Dark Nova Gamer

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Err, what? You're assuming I know something about hardware.
Its an AM2 Socket.
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24 Oct 2009   #6
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

I found this site:

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/V...E14062,00.html

I know about the PSU. I need a PSU with enough watts to support the hardware, correct?
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24 Oct 2009   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
I found this site:

Socket AM2 Processors

I know about the PSU. I need a PSU with enough watts to support the hardware, correct?
Yep, otherwise we'd have problem. What kind of processor are you planning to use (AMD Quad Core 3.0ghz for example)
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24 Oct 2009   #8
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Something similar to my current one but dual core
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24 Oct 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

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Something similar to my current one but dual core
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Cheapest Dual-Core AM2 Socket CPU at Newegg.
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24 Oct 2009   #10
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Something similar to my current one but dual core
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Cheapest Dual-Core AM2 Socket CPU at Newegg.
That's perfect. Would it work with my 220 watt PSU?
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