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Changing My Processor

Q: Changing My Processor

I currently have a P-II 266mhz processor. I recieved a P-III 500 mhz processor from a buddy. Can I use this on my Existing board with out frying my computer?

[Edited by kasjr2 on 03-28-2001 at 04:48 PM]

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A:Changing a processor chip

I would check for that processor, use this link Ebay 1.4Ghz Athlons . I got an Athlon 1.4Ghz 266Mhz FSB for $42 there about 6 months ago. You would have to be really lucky to find that processor online anywhere else for under $100. Installing a processor is very easy but you have to be careful with the pins on it and when you reinstall the heatsink on it. It literaly is Plug-n-Play. Make sure you use some kind of thermal paste like Artic Silver on top of the processor between it and the heatsink.

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Short answer--New Motherboard=New License Key if you have an OEM OS version. Sorry

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These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

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RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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MikeDG9488 said:

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Did you apply new thermal paste? If not, you will need to do so.

See HERE for instructions on how to apply thermal paste.

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A:Need help, add a new processor?

download everest home edition to find out what "socket" type you have for your processor and go from there. i think socket 370 can go up to 1.3 GHz.

most likely that, if the games you received are fairly new or recent, you will need a good video card to run them.
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I have been looking at the Hewlett Packard site, & found that refining my search by selecting only pc's with AMD Phenom processors, that it suggests the Omni 100-5130uk and in the search results it says it has AMD Phenom II X6 1045T, but when I click on the product details it says it has the AMD Athlon II X2 260u Processor, so which one does it have?

I am looking for one that has a quad core processor, is the AMD Athlon II X2 260u, Quad core ?

A:Which processor?

It looks to me like it only has a dual core, thats what the X2 means, the higher the number, the more cores it supposedly has! so look for something with X4 or more alongside it
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Hello everyone! Our daughter is torn between two computers. Both have the same specs except:

1. 3gb RAM upgradeable to 8 and an AMD Athlon II dual core P360, 2.3ghz with 1mb cache on die level 2
the other
2. 4gb RAM upgradeable to 8 and an AMD Phenom II dual core N640, 2.9ghz with 2mb cache on die level 2

Which is better? She will use for college and possibly her Sims 3/Medieval. If more info needed let us know. Thanks so much!

Golferguy's Wife

A:processor help please

If you could post a link to the particular computers it would be easier togive you a betterr answer. Just going by processor and ram it would appear that #2 is better.
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I have been given a  Inspiron N5040 a05. I am trying to find a replacement processor. The spec show a 2.53 Intel core I3 M380.  It has one contact point . All the replacements I can find have 2.  I am a complete numpty when it comes to hardware so any help would be magic


It's not clear what you mean by "one contact point" but these CPUs are compatible with the 5040:
Celeron P4600, Pentium P6200, Pentium P6300, i3-380M, i3-390M
All are PGA988 format.
Other CPUs from the first-generation Core lineup may work, but CPUs from the 2nd through 6th generation will not.  You'd have to try and see what works -- there are no guarantees.
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Hi all, I have an AMD dual core processor. My XP machine was blue screening due to an IRQ conflict with an aftermarket soundcard I have. I managed to get the problem under control but recently my pc has been struggling with things like moving files, copying, opening browsers etc. Yesterday I had a lot of explorer.exe has ancountered a problem alerts.

Theres no processes running which are hogging the cpu or memory. Its taking ages to open programs
Im going to reformat tomorrow and hope its a software glitch but I have a feeling the processor is on its way out. Its only 6 months old.
I removed the aftermarket soundcard and the processor seems unable to cope with playing music on the onboard soundcard and something simple like moving a file as it blips and glitches while the file is transferring.

Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this struggling?

A:Processor on its way out?

Generally cpus either work or they do not. Unless you physically damage the cpu during installation OR overclock/overvolt them, they are really pretty hard to hurt.
I would suspect a failing mb or failing pw supply before the cpu.

Post your exact system specs; ie make and model of mb, brand and wattage of pw supply, the exact ram you have installed, etc, etc.
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ok guys so around and a half months ago i bought a custom built x-blade need I a Do better processor? built by profesionals having Do I need a better processor? spent all my money on this computer i downloaded windows ultimate build now every hour - hours it will suddenly shoot up to my internet will get that little yellow triangle indicating limited or no connection and any sound or audio will start screaming or getting stuck according to task mannager the highest cpu user is firefox at - or maybe utorrent bitcomet at around my old laptop with windows can run the same processes as the computer i just spent on my system specs are -bit x-blade amd athlon dual core processor gb ddr ram gb x dvdrw gb nvidia geforce gt its a pretty nice computer so it really should not have this problem im in the proccess of downloading windows as i though the problem might lie with the windows build but its pretty fustraighting having to restart every hour thank you iin advanced p s also sometimes my mouse clicks double any help with that aswell click lock is off nbsp

A:Do I need a better processor?

You may want to run any anti-virus or anti-spyware scans to see if you have any malware that may cause this problem. Also, monitor your CPU temps using a program like CoreTemp or RealTemp to see if it's overheating.
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I want to buy a new processor and i can't decide which one. Can someone tell me which one would be faster and freeze/lag less?

The Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6400 (2MB L2 Cache,2.13GHz,1066 FSB) Processor


The AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 4400+ Processor
Would be greatly appreciated.

A:Which Processor is better?

this is the new e6420........... id get this