Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Need processor installation advice please!!

23 May 2010   #1
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Need processor installation advice please!!

im gonna upgrade my processor, i just bought a new one. im going from amd athlon 2 x2 215 2.7ghz to amd phenom 2 x4 955be 3.2ghz. my question in is while installing this new chip should i remove my gpu(9500gt) first and install it n then after i boot up re install or can i install the new processor while the gpu in there, reason i wanna know is to avoid conflicts. help is appreciated thank u

edit: another question. my mobo for the current set up uses 20 pin for the main power will i need to use 24 pin for the upgrade?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 May 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As long as the new CPU is supported by the motherboard/bios there is no need to remove anything. It is just a matter of removing the heatsink, lifting the lever along the socket to unlock the CPU, and then put the new one in. Just make sure you have the CPU orientated the right way when you put it in, if it doesn't just drop in then it is either turned the wrong way or there is a bent pin.

The only reason to remove the video card would be for extra room if needed when removing/installing the CPU heatsink. Might be a good idea to pull the card anyway, less chance of an inadvertent bump, and just put it back before booting up.

Quote:
another question. my mobo for the current set up uses 20 pin for the main power will i need to use 24 pin for the upgrade?
More than likely. yes.

P.S. What is the make and model of the motherboard?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #3
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

thanks 4 the info, the mother board is Pegatron M2N68-LA HP/Compaq name: Narra5-GL6 came with a compaq i had bought

here is the mobo info on the site Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra5) Compaq Presario CQ5210F Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 May 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's hoping that x4 will work in it. It may be listed in the supported list but if HP didn't include it in the original bios (or provide and updated bios that does), there there is good possibility that it will either be not detected properly or not work at all.

HP has been using that same board for quite a while now in their AMD systems, since the original AM2 CPU's came out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #5
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Here's hoping that x4 will work in it. It may be listed in the supported list but if HP didn't include it in the original bios (or provide and updated bios that does), there there is good possibility that it will either be not detected properly or not work at all.

HP has been using that same board for quite a while now in their AMD systems, since the original AM2 CPU's came out.
using speccy the bios revision date is augest 2009 and when i called there cust. support they said it was the lasest bios and it will support the chip which was released b4 the bios was updated.

one thing i noticed is that the fan on the heat sinks cable is 4 pin but the heatsink fan connector on the existing heatsink is 3 pin. i should be able to use the same heat sink though
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That sounds promising regarding the CPU.

As far as the heatsink goes, use the one that came with the CPU. That 4 pin connector will go on the 3 pin header easily as it has a small rib between the 3rd and 4th pin holes. The 4th wire is for PWM control of the fan when connected to a motherboard that supports it (nice feature when available that when used in conjunction with Cool n Quiet will vary the fan speed as needed), and won't affect anything if not connected.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #7
an4rew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
edit: another question. my mobo for the current set up uses 20 pin for the main power will i need to use 24 pin for the upgrade?
It will be ok, the connectors on the newer boards switched to 24 pin connectors in order to do away with the extra P4 4pin connector.

When installing make sure you use the first 20 pins and leave the bottom 4.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #8
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

well bad news

i installed it and got error: this is cpu is not supported.

so i did a live chat with hp support and the guy told me the black edition is not supported only the regular ones



i must say im pissed

i hope the guys at the tiger direct store can exchange me for a lower model or maby a athlon 2 x4 because i know they do not do refunds
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Need processor installation advice please!!




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Soliciting advice on processor selection for video editing rig
I've been asked to come up with the specs for a new build that will be used primarily for video editing. The target program is Avid. The buyer and I are going Intel for this build. I am torn by the selection of the top tier processors at this point in time for a high horsepower rig. The...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
AMD or intel processor bundle advice!
im looking for just the processor, motherboard, and ram for a new pc. iv been looking and i don't know if intel is worth the price compared to AMD Eruption Quad Core AMD 3.6GHz + 8GB Memory Motherboard Kit | Maplin or Intel® i5-3570K 3.8GHz + Asus P8Z77-V LX + 8GB Memory Motherboard Kit...
Hardware & Devices
Want to upgrade processor need advice.
I currently have a 2005 HP pavilion m9200t. Slowly over the years I've upgraded alot. Windows Vista 64bit to Windows 7, 4gb mem to 8 gb mem, harddrive is now 1tb, and added 2gb nvidia graphics card. I also slapped in a wireless networking card. I'm wanting to upgrade my processor, something...
Hardware & Devices
Win 7 Pre-Installation Advice please
Hi Folks, New to the forums and frantically reading the millions of threads and posts. Overwhelming! However I have some questions which are more 'what would you do/advise' oriented before I get stuck in at the weekend. Current System info (that matters): Vista Home Premium x64 C: Vista...
Installation & Setup
Intel Processor Advice
I need help for buying a Intel Processor. I wanna use it for gaming. Which one is best? Intel i7 870 2.9 ghz
Hardware & Devices
Please Offer Advice on Installation
Hi everybody, I'm downloading the 64 bit Windows 7 RC right now, but I'm a bit nervous to install just yet, and want to clear a couple things up first. First, my machine is a Toshiba Satellite A305 with Intel Core 2 Duo T750 2.0ghz with 4gb of ram. It's pretty new (Sept 2008), and runs 64 bit...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:58.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App