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Upgrading processor

Q: Upgrading processor

I need to upgrade the processor from 1 core to at least dual core. Can anyone please help? I found a compatible processor on Amazon but don't know how to install it. Lots of thanks. Tina

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A: Upgrading processor

@Tina2016?, welcome to the forum. The processor that came with your computer has two cores. However, here are the processors that have been fully tested to assure that they will work properly: TDP: Up to 84 WSocket type: LGA 1150 (Socket-H2)Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:ProcessorTDPIntegrated GraphicsIntel Celeron G1820 (Haswell) 2.7 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Pentium G1840 (Haswell) 2.8 GHz Dual Core53 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Pentium G3220 (Haswell) 3.0 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Pentium G3240 (Haswell) 3.1 GHz Dual Core53 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Pentium G3250 (Haswell) 3.2 GHz Dual Core53 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Core i3-4130 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2)Intel Core i3-4150 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2)Intel Core i3-4160 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2)Intel Core i3-4330 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4430 (Haswell) 3.0 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4440 (Haswell) 3.1 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4460 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4460S (Haswell) 3.1 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4570 (Haswell) 3.2 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4670 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i7-4770 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i7-4771 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i7-4790 (Haswell) 3.6 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i7-4790S (Haswell) 3.2 GHz Quad Core65 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2) You have to make certain that the TDP matches the one that you bought. Here is a guide that will help you replace it: If you need further help, please let us know. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Upgrading processor

Hey, upgrades are complicated enough to confuse anybody. To run a modern CPU you will need a new motherboard, power supply, and RAM, at least. A new CPU will have a different number of pins and fit into a different slot/socket than you've got on your current board. Your 486 used a core voltage of 5.5 volts, and modern CPUs need 2.8 to 3.3, depending on model--that's one reason for a new power supply. And modern boards use 168-pin memory chips, so you'll need new RAM.

You could probably gain some simple CPU speed with an upgrade chip, maybe boost it to 133 MHz, but you'll pay quite a bit and won't get any of the benefits of the new bus designs, expanded CPU functions, built-in USB, etc that you get with a good board/CPU.

Shop around on the Net and I bet you can find a decent Tyan or ASUS board for $80, a Celeron or AMD K6 chip for about the same, a case-power supply for $50, and 128 MB RAM for $130.

Have fun--

--Don S.
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Hi, I currently have an AMD 64 Athlon processor, can i upgrade it to a newer version of the same processor, (e.g. the dual core version,) or is there something else i need to know about my current processor before i can upgrade it?

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A:Upgrading my processor

You need to know whether or not your motherboard will support the new processor. Also, take care of the type of CPU socket you have, since you can only buy a CPU built for that socket. Also, your motherboard might need a BIOS update depending on what CPU you want to install in it. All the information will be available on the motherboard manufacturer's webpage for that particular motherboard. If you have an OEM PC from HP or the like, then you need to go to the page for your specific computer's model and see what CPUs you can use in it.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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I am trying to upgrade my processor up to a AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
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Now my question is, since the Dual Cores use AM2 sockets, will my motherboard be able to support this processor which uses an AM2+ socket:
If you need any other information, just ask me and tell me where to look... never upgraded a processor before... all I know is don't want to buy something that isn't compatible with what I have...

Thank you inadvance

A:Help Upgrading Processor

You should have a look at your motherboard manufacturer webpage to see what cpu's is supported by your motherboard. Can't you afford a new motherboard or whats the reason for upgrading only the cpu? But, to be straight, I doubt the possibility that the Phenom is going to work on your motherboard
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Brand/Model VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C597
Type Desktop
Serial Number Not available
BIOS Award Software International, Inc. 4.51 PG 09/16/99
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Overall I like my sys (512 Meg) etc and was wondering how big of a hassel it is and what my options are w/this MOBO for upgrading my chip?

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There's nothing wrong with my PC. Working just fine eventhough I have been using it for more than 5 years now. I just want to upgrade the processor. Currently, I'm using AMD Athlon Thunderbird where FSB is 100. On the BIOS, shows FSB 100 selected. My MOBO support both FSB 100 and FSB 133.

Few days ago, I got myself an AMD AthlonXP 1900+(Palomino). I've checked and it's supported by my MOBO. Except, the FSB is 133.

When I installed the new CPU onto my MOBO :
1. Monitor is blank
2. Cannot access BIOS
3. D-LED shows first 3 LED turn green and the last one is red

My questions are :
1. Proper steps on how to install new CPU that has different FSB from the previous CPU.
2. Does BIOS auto-detect processor FSB
3. What will happen to the CPU if different FSB configured on the BIOS.
4. Any idea what when wrong beside "what you got there is a non-functional CPU"

A:Upgrading Processor

As an old hand with Socket A, I would ask you for the details of your motherboard. I suspect it does not support your intended CPU. BTW, I still have a working Athlon XP1800+ setup.
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Sorry, this may be stupid question but I'd rather ask it here online.

I want to upgrade my processor to an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or maybe something better if I'm able.

I'm just unsure if I'm actually able to upgrade my laptop at all.

I'm not very good with computers so I'm just going to give all the specs I can:

Operating System: Windows 7 Pro 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: LENOVO
System Model: 28473ZU
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Dueo CPU T6570 @ 2.10GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

I would also like to know if i can upgrade to an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
from my graphics card which i guess is:
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family.

any help I'll greatly appreciate it.
Thank you.

A:upgrading processor

Not usually possible to upgrade Cpu or Graphics on a laptop.

Some have the Cpu and Graphics soldered onto the motherboard but even if they are removable putting a faster/better one in could generate more heat than the laptop is designed for.
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Hello everyone,

What Should i Consider when Upgrading My lappy Processor? i want to go for core 2 duo (something like 2.33), but there must be some things to consider in my Chipset for compatability, what are these?

my chipset is Intel 945PM, but this is all what i know

plz help

and what is this Intel® 64 Architecture in the new CPUs? and how do i know if my chipset supports it or not?

System Information

· HP dv5242ea
· 1024x768 XGA
· 01D8_GeForce Go 7400
· VRAM: 256MB

· Windows XP Home

System Memory: 2084
CPU: 1.6 Duo Centrino

A:What Should i Consider when Upgrading My Processor

With laptops, consideration #1: your laptop maker (HP) has to support the upgrade. Laptop motherboards, cooling and BIOSes are custom made with that specific model in mind. Your upgrade choices are very limited really. Unless HP officially supports Core 2 in that laptop, your chances of getting it to work are very slim.
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A:Upgrading processor

Intel Pentium N3540 with Intel HD Graphics (2.16 GHz, 2 MB cache, 4 cores) That is what you have. The Pentium N is a very low end processor and I am sure the laptop was at a very low price point. The processor is soldered to the motherboard. No upgrade is possible for any amount of money that makes any sense.  They do make an i7-5500 motherboard for that model but they are hard to find and crazy expensive. By the time you buy the motherboard and pay somebody to install it, you could just buy a new laptop and if you sell yours to Aunt Millie for doing her Instagram (all the laptop is good for) and buy one with a real processor you come out way ahead.  I post here all the time and try to voice my opinion about why these low-end laptops with cell phone processors are even offered but the marketing people say that customers just are not willing to pay an honest price for a solid computer and the Geek Squad and other sellers do a very poor job of educating the public: yes it's a $250 laptop but what can it do? Will you get sick of it and just have to buy something else? Iron law: you get what you pay for.
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A:Upgrading My Processor?

Theoretically you can upgrade the processor for any PC that doesn't have the maximum allowable processor for the board but this is where the difference between a $300 machine and a $1000 one become very apparent. It probably won't let you do it without all hell breaking loose.
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A:Upgrading Processor

We probably need to know the exact make & model of your motherboard. I sure it is dependant on that.
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A:upgrading processor

@Maxi69 Your manual does not have that one listed. Page 20. But it is listed here. So I could not say yes for sure. REO
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A:Upgrading processor

@Tina2016?, welcome to the forum. The processor that came with your computer has two cores.  However, here are the processors that have been fully tested to assure that they will work properly: TDP: Up to 84 WSocket type: LGA 1150 (Socket-H2)Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:ProcessorTDPIntegrated GraphicsIntel Celeron G1820 (Haswell) 2.7 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Pentium G1840 (Haswell) 2.8 GHz Dual Core53 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Pentium G3220 (Haswell) 3.0 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Pentium G3240 (Haswell) 3.1 GHz Dual Core53 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Pentium G3250 (Haswell) 3.2 GHz Dual Core53 WIntel HD Graphics (GT1)Intel Core i3-4130 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2)Intel Core i3-4150 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2)Intel Core i3-4160 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2)Intel Core i3-4330 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Dual Core54 WIntel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4430 (Haswell) 3.0 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4440 (Haswell) 3.1 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4460 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4460S (Haswell) 3.1 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4570 (Haswell) 3.2 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i5-4670 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i7-4770 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i7-4771 (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i7-4790 (Haswell) 3.6 GHz Quad Core84 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)Intel Core i7-4790S (Haswell) 3.2 GHz Quad Core65 WIntel HD Graphics 4600 (GT2)  You have to make certain that the TDP matches the one that you bought. Here is a guide that will help you replace it: If you need further help, please let us know. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Upgrading my processor

You can run that CPU in your mobo but it will be at 1.2GHz because of the locked multiplier.

Read this too:
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A:Upgrading Processor

ynot6211 said:

Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade my processor without pulling out the motherboard or anything. Is there like a box i can just plug in or what? I am currently running an Intel Celeron which is way too slow for my games that I want to play. I am completely new to processor work so someone please help me out. If I could Upgrade, I would like a 2.6 Ghz or around that speed. Also, i would like a reccomendation on ehat brand of processor to buy. Thanks,TonyClick to expand...

Download and run Everest Home (free program) this will give us the info that we need to determine your needs, we need to know what motherboard you have so we can see what cpu you can use. It is quite possible to change a cpu without pulling the mobo, depending on how much clearance you have in that area. As far as brand, your stuck with Intel, AMD sockets are totally different than Intel, at least since the old socket 7 days.
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A:Upgrading Processor

In most laptops the Processor is not upgradeable. A Laptop of that vintage if it is upgradeable, the upgrade plus the labor would probably be as much as the laptop is worth. And it would not add appreciably to it's value.
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A:Upgrading processor

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A:Processor upgrading ?

The fastest CPU for that mobo is 2.0 GHz, if you have BIOS 14 or later.
The board can NOT be overclocked.
It uses the (expensive) RDRAM.
The speed difference is not worth it.
Keep that system as a (reliable) backup and build yourself a nice new system with an AMD64 socket-939 processor. You can go all the way and get a board with PCI-express (or SLI) graphics and DDR2 memory.
A bit cheaper is going for a board with AGPx8 graphics and normal DDR memory.
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You will need a fairly powerful, good quality PSU for this.
Plenty of posts on this subject in this forum.
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A:upgrading my 1.3 amd processor

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A:Upgrading Processor

The jumper settings would need to be changed.

The 120 used 2 x 60 to get to 120
The 166 would need to be set at a multiplier of 2.5 and a frontside bus of 66 mhz to obtain 166. You will need to find the jumper settings for your motherboard
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Here are my specs:

AMD Athlon 1.34GHz Socket A (Socket 462) (Model 4)

Any advice?

p.s. I don't know how to tell what motherboard I have, unless there is a program out there that can for me.

p.s.s Will I need to upgrade the motherboard? If so, what is a good upgrade?


A:Need Help Upgrading Processor

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A:Upgrading the processor

Well I am sorry to say that the processor on your laptop is soldered to the motherboard. The only way to upgrade would be to buy a whole different motherboard. The cost of that is going to approach or exceed what you paid for the laptop. Service Manual See p. 17 of the Manual above.
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A:Processor Upgrading

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A:Upgrading my processor

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A:upgrading processor.

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A:Upgrading Processor?

According to Dell the processors supported by your system are:
Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT Technology that runs at 2.40, 2.60, 2.80, 3.00, or 3.20 GHz internally and 800 MHz externally or 2.26, 2.40, 2.53, 2.66, 2.80, or 3.06 GHz internally and 533 MHz externally
NOTE: Not all Pentium 4 processors support Hyper-Threading technology.

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NOTE: Dell™ Dimension™ 4600C computers with Intel Celeron processors are available only in Japan.
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A:Upgrading processor

The ONLY stupid question is the one you don't ask!

The cpu is upgradeable if...and only...if....the cpu you are trying to upgrade to has the same front side bus speed...Yours is 800 MHz and the socket type is the exact same!

Go here...

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How about the socket 754 3700+ clawhammer?
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A:upgrading processor.

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 (rev 1.0)

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Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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A:G50-70 - upgrading the processor

HI lourduraj , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
I think you need to check your CPU because its a BGA type when I checked your current  processor.
It is there non upgradable for your pc. On a Ball Grid Array , CPU is soldered on the board. 
i3 4030u cpu 1.90 Ghz  
Package SpecificationsSockets Supported:  FCBGA1168
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A:Will upgrading a processor reduce the fan RPM?

Probably Not.

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A:Upgrading Laptop Processor

Dell offers fairly good online support. For your laptop, see:


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Upgrading your CPU is definitely a must.
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Dear Customer, Please provide the unit details:Model noProduct NoOperating System    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee
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A:T60 Upgrading CPU/processor question

you can upgrade to T7xxx and T5xxx CPU with socket M format. There is nothing that you really have to do to upgrade other than the CPU. I recommend that you get the T5xxx, i.e. T5500 or T5600, etc.
Only the T7xxx has VT and 64 bit.
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A:Upgrading Processor Question

Be sure that the CPU is compatible with your motherboard. There is more to CPU compatibility than just the socket.
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A:Thinking about upgrading my processor

Write down your make/model info from your motherboard and google it. (unless you have manuals) The specs should tell you how much mem/processor it can take.

As for cooling - the cooler the better

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A:Upgrading my processor...some questions.

Hi Anarchy101

Tom's Hardware has an applet that can generate a comparison chart between your current processor and the FX 55 that you are considering. Comes in handy for this sort of decision.

My initial guess would be that you won't see $130 worth of difference, if you'd be able to tell any real-world difference at all - but then I'm an old fogey, and not a gamer! I also tend to think that the video cards have a greater gaming impact than the system's main cpu. So have a look - it sounds like your current system is pretty darned powerful = I think you'll be happy either way ---

... and here's an overall chart, where you can see all sorts of processors stacked against each other ---

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'Links will take to the Specifications page.

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$99.00 @ tigerdirect

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My PC Info:

Processor I want to buy:

Thanks Again

A:Solved: Upgrading Processor

From the HP site your machine supports these processors.

Socket type: 775
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
Intel Core 2 Quad (Kentsfield) Q6xx0 with Quad Core technology up to Q6600 (2.4 GHz, B-3 step, 105W)
Core 2 Duo E6x00 with Dual Core technology (Conroe) up to E6700
Core 2 Duo E4x00 series with Dual Core technology (Conroe)

Your machine does not support the processor you linked too.