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Upgrading my processor and motherboard

Q: Upgrading my processor and motherboard

Hi I want to upgrade my cpu and my motherboard. I will go with the i5-3570k and maybe the GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H. I'm not planning to need SLI/Crossfire and I won't do any extreme overclocking. I have 1 ssd + 2 HD and I will probably add 1-2 hd in some times. I'm also going to buy a 660 ti and change my psu in a 2-3 months.

$356.98 + $8.54 + $18.28 = total: $383.80

This is the less expensive that I have found. So if you think that I could do a better deal please share it with me. I'm from canada so I can't buy on US site.

Thanks and sorry for my poor english

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A: Upgrading my processor and motherboard

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A:Upgrading motherboard and processor

Upgrading your CPU is definitely a must.
Is the $400 only for the motherboard, CPU, and power supply?
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System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
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A:Upgrading motherboard and processor - Windows 8

What sort of Win8 install medium (media) do you have? For future reference, will you be installing under BIOS? UEFI? If you downloaded, then you purchased an upgrade. See this tutorial on Windows 8 Upgrade ISO - Download or Create. Having created an upgrade install disc or upgrade install flash drive using the ISO you can do a clean install. Activation can be accomplished one way or another given your product key.
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A:Question About Upgrading Motherboard And Processor

You may get away with a Reapair install, but it's always better to start fresh - the new MoBo will have a completely different chipset etc, so it's always best to go that way.

Note, you won't be able to use the RAM from the old PC no matter which way you go - it'll be PC100 or PC133, and modern boards use DDR or DDR2.

You'll probably need a new Power Supply as well, as I doubt the old one will have the right connectors, and probably not enough GRUNT.
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A:Upgrading motherboard/Ram/Processor question.

One can never be certain...

It depends...somtimes, Windows will recognize the change, and boot up normally, and sometimes it won't. For the best results though, you should reinstall Windows, and for even better results, you should format the drive first, then install Windows.
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better add memory to that upgrade list u need ddr3 and y have ddr2
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@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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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,Tony

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: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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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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A:Upgrading processor

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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

@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

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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A:upgrading processor.

No, you wont be able to upgrade the processor without getting a new mobo and most likely a new Power supply as well. I know that P2s are in either socket 7 or slot 1. Pentium 4s are in socket423(obsolete), socket 478 (not obsolete but their not making any faster procs on this one), and the most current socket 775 or socket T. You will need to get a socket 478 or socket 775 mobo in order to upgrade the processor. Look em up on Newegg.
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A:Processor upgrading, what to look out for?

On a mass produced machine such as the XPS 430 only Dell can tell you exactly what processors are supported by your product.
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A:upgrading my processor

How about the socket 754 3700+ clawhammer?
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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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A:Upgrading my processor

You would have to replace the motherboard as yours does not support Core i3 and in most cases. Replacing the Mobo would cost as much as getting a new laptop and it's a hassle in most cases. And it's not always possible to do.

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RAM: 512MB (Should this be updated?)
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If there's anymore information you need, let me know. Would this all let me upgrade my Processor to the Intel Core 2 Quad or no? If not, what are some suggestions for the things I need to upgrade to upgrade my Processor?

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.

Intel Celeron® D processor 325, 330, or 335

NOTE: Dell™ Dimension™ 4600C computers with Intel Celeron processors are available only in Japan.
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My advice would be to buy a new barebones system (just the main box), since if you upgrade your motherboard to support a modern CPU, you'll also need new RAM and probably a new SATA hard drive at which point it is generally cheaper and less hassle to buy a new system and use your existing monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.


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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:What Should i Consider when Upgrading My 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.
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A:Need Help Upgrading Processor

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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. 
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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:Upgrading my processor

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A:Upgrading processor

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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.

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

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A:Upgrading AMD 939 socket processor

it would help but the 939 socket is dead so how much of a difference really comes down to if you think the money is worth the upgrade IMO save your money and get a much nicer system for not much more you can pick up an AM3 MB and 4Gb DDR3 and a tri core cpu for less than or around $200 usd.
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Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

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The Dell Dimension 2400 should support the following Pentium 4 processors:

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Well this is the processor:
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A:Solved: Upgrading Processor

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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)
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Core 2 Duo E4x00 series with Dual Core technology (Conroe)

Your machine does not support the processor you linked too.
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