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Buying a new motherboard, processor and RAM

Q: Buying a new motherboard, processor and RAM

I am going to buy a new mobo, processor and RAM.

My current ones are the following:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H
Processor: Core 2 Duo E5300 @2.6Ghz
RAM: DDR2 800Mhz.

I will be upgrading to the following:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 AM3+
Processor: AMD FX-4 4100 Quad Core @ 3.6GHz
RAM: DDR3 1600MHz.

I will be keeping the same hard drive, case, PSU and GPU. Is there anything i should take into consideration when replacing the mobo, processor and RAM such as drivers having to uninstalled etc.?

thanks for your time

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Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.1GHz Socket AM2 1MB L2 (2x512KB) Cache Retail Boxed Processor - £68

Motherboard ASUS M2N68 nForce 630a Socket AM2+ - £50


A:Processor + Motherboard: Worth buying?

well hat depends on what your other components are and what games you'll be playing, but besides these things, the combo looks good.
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A:I'm buying a new AMD processor, but which one?

If I had to choose between the two, I'd get the Phenom to be more future-proof.

550W PSU would be fine, TechReport's test setup uses about 300W max.
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Hi Seven Forums I am thinking about buying a new processor for my laptop. My Processor spec at the moment are:


Name: AMD Turion 64 Mobile TK-55
Code Name: Tyler
Brand ID: 3
Package: Socket S1 (638)
Technology: 65nm
Core VID: 1.100V
Specification: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55
Core Speed: 1795.0 MHz
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Bus Speed: 199.5 MHz
HT Link: 798.0 MHz

I'm not too sure if this is good or not to be honest.
What are the best processors out there?
And I am looking for a good CPU, for a relativly cheap price that is currently better than the one I have?

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A:Buying A New Processor??

I don't think you would gain much by trying to upgrade the cpu in a laptop. your limited by the motherboard. Just get a newer laptop. IMO

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A:Buying a New Processor...

Most of the AMD processor on that site are for AM3 sockets.

The AMD Phenom 9850 is one I was able to find that has a AM2+ socket. AM2+ processors have been confirmed to work on AM2 sockets, but some computers experience snags.

So really, I think your biggest challenge is going to be finding one for sale that is still compatible with your motherboard.

As for installing it though, you ground yourself, remove the old processor, put in the new one, apply thermal paste, attach your cooler, and you're good to go.

Each one of those steps has some smaller steps, but I think we should find a working processor first before getting too into that.
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what do you want the system to do??
play the latest games?? just surf the net??
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A:Need a little help with buying new mobo and processor

Your motherboard does not support the E5200.

Check this link :

My advice would be to get a better motherboard than looking to get a Pentium 4.

Just out of curiosity, what do you use your computer for? Any reasons as to why you went with this particular MSI motherboard when you decided to upgrade? What were your system specs prior to this?
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A:Buying Notebook--Which Processor?

Go for the Pentium M in a Centrino environment. Take the 2GHz version.
I would not even get NEAR Vista for at least another 1-2 years.
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A:Processor problem: need advice before buying a new one

What defect do you think you might have caused on the mobo? The only way you can possibly check is to run a fully working processor+HSF combination on the system.

Also what is your budget for a new processor?
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A:Solved: Help Buying Motheboard & Processor

1: Core 2 Duos or Quads will not run on a crappy Dell "300W" PSU
2: Mobo-CPU-kits that are pre-assembled are junk.
3: Get an AMD Phenom II x3 or x4.

Motherboard: 780G micro, 780 G full-ATX or 790X
CPU: X3 710, X3 720 BE or X4 940 BE
Power supply:

Other than that, what are you doing this upgrade for? Games won't benefit from only a CPU upgrade too much.

Aaand if you insist on getting Intel, here's a list for it, too.
Motherboard: P43, P45 or even better P45
CPU: E8400, E8500, Q8200 or Q9550
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Are there any heavy disadvantages when using these CPUs rather than other core i5 4th Gen. models?

Are they supported (with drivers) by Win 7

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do some research here:

Intel Core i5 microprocessor family
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A:Need help on buying new motherboard. PLEASE!!

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A:Buying a new motherboard

From the sound of it, you may need to upgrade more than just your motherboard. You could just get another one but it would have to be second hand as you wont be able to buy a brand new motherboard that would work with your 1Ghz Processor.
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1 x AMD Athlon 3200+ Socket 939 (approx $30)
(Optional but maybe necessary - New DVD RW Drive, approx $30)

You will be able to use your New Hard drive and RAM with the above items and although it should give you some better performance without breaking the bank account. $50-60 for motherboard and processor together, or $80 if you get a DVD RW drive too.
It's possible that the old hard drive is causing problems and because its so small, id be tempted just to remove it.
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A:buying motherboard

Yes, the board will work.  Given that replacing the hard drive on this model requires a system board removal, if the drive you have is original to the system, consider replacing it along with the mainboard - you'll be doing all the labor anyway, so you may as well take care of the potential for a hard drive failure at the same time.
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A:buying a new Motherboard.

No way we can answer that since you haven't told what hardware you have. What processor, memory, graphics card, case, etc do you have now? What motherboard do you have now?

Do you have a 64-bit version of Windows to support more than 4GB of RAM?

You may need to reinstall Windows if you replace the motherboard.

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A:Buying a motherboard

Your budget is too low for the things you described. Here's one that would do the job quite nicely, and it's not too much more than your budget:

IMO - You really don't want to go super cheap on your mobo. You'll regret it later, especially if you're pushing your components hard by overclocking.
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A:Need help buying new motherboard


1. I don't think you will be able to keep xp installed and just switch motherboards, you probably will have to plan on just formatting(back up first) and doing a clean install. What do you mean by the ide controller has you confused? What are you wondering?
3. No, all atx aren't the same size, but the maximum size is about 12x9.6". My chaintech vnf4ultra nforce4ultra 939(I'd recommend it, but you already have an awesome agp card ) mobo is "atx", but actually like 12x8" or close to that. In smaller atx, like mine, they are just missing the outer edge of screw mounting holes. Your case should have the right standoffs already. I didn't use magnetic screw drivers, but it sure would have been handy at times. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.
4. Using your existing install, will probably be problematic, if it works at all. I would think that you could use you existing xp cd. I mean it isn't like you'll be using it on 2 computers, you just want to transfer it to your new system. You might have to call microsoft to see for sure though.
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A:New motherboard worth buying?

hard to say

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A:Question about buying a motherboard

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HI. You knowing reference, going on the motherboard, you'll know the exact model because in the manual are several.On this page you can find and cheaper: Here . Manual Service: Regards. 

Haga clic en la estrella para decir gracias, Por favor marque si resuelve su problema.No trabajo para LENOVO soy usuario voluntario.
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A:Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

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A:Deciding on buying new graphics card and need help with motherboard slots

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A:Motherboard to go with this processor?

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A:New motherboard and processor

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Home page.

Here is the page that tells you how.

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A:New Motherboard + Processor?

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A:P4 processor and motherboard

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A:Want to buy new processor and motherboard

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A:What happens to my W10 when getting new processor and motherboard?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I'm planning to upgrade my PC setup by getting a new processor and motherboard. I heard somewhere that W10 license is somehow linked to the computer setup it was initially installed on. Since installing a new motherboard and processor does require reinstall on the OS as well, what kind of trouble should I expect? How should I go about this? windows 10 comes with two types of activation > Digital entitlement ( when you have successfully upgraded from win 7 / 8 pro-there is no product key in this) >product key
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A:New motherboard/processor

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A:is it my processor or motherboard?

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A:Motherboard or Processor

Corrupted files usually point to a corrupted\failing HDD.

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A:Motherboard or processor, which is it??

Hello GLENDAGIRL. Welcome to the forum.

Not necessarily. If the problem were in the motherboard's CPU socket that could be mistaken for a CPU error.

CPUs are hardy components. It's hard to kill them and they don't usually go bad. The fact that the CPU was switched and the problem persists would pretty much eliminate it as a suspect.

Have you or the tech checked and reseated the RAM? It is generally a good idea to check everything for loose connections.
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Hi bedouinrising,
what are you comparing it to? what do you have your x3 720 in now?
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This is what I had before:

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A:New motherboard and processor

Buy a new comp. You are wasting money re-placing that stuff.

My BEST advice.
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Find the model number of the new board and see if the old CPU will match the allowed CPU's for that model board
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A:Looking for Motherboard and Processor

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The manufacturer's site will tell you. Sometimes they also have a BIOS update that expands the types of processors that are supported, too.

These will give you detailed information on your machine:

System Information for Windows (SIW)
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Experience with this? Lots of it.

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No beeps.
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A:Fauly processor or Motherboard

Have stripped down to MB, processor, memory, and on board graphics.Click to expand...

There is no way to tell if a bad mobo or processor is fault without swapping it out.
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That board and CPU you are looking at would be a major downgrade from what you currently have.

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RAM: Two DDR 2100 1GB 266 MHz

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A:Solved: I'm Looking For A New Motherboard and Processor

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A:Processor/motherboard issues.

Dumb question but did you set your BIOS to Default and clear CMOS after switching the CPU? I asked this because I went from an E6300 to an E7200 and didn't noticed anything wrong until a couple of weeks later and someone suggested I do that.
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A:Driver for my Processor Or Motherboard?

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A:Which computer has a better motherboard/processor?

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Any ideas anyone?
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A:Can I replace Processor on motherboard?

Sure its possible.

What processor are you looking to upgrade to? If you are upgrading to a p4, you should make sure your mobo supports that processor. Give me a little more info on what you are trying to upgrade to. Do you have the mobo book. It should say what processors it supports.