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AMD processor upgrade - large wattage change question

Q: AMD processor upgrade - large wattage change question

My computer currently has an AMD V140 processor (Single Core) that runs at 25 Watts. I want to upgrade it to a Turion II (Dual core) that runs at 35 Watts. I want to know if this will be a problem especially since I am running a Toshiba, Which are known to run a little on the hot side to start with

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A: AMD processor upgrade - large wattage change question

Have you checked that the motherboard is compatible with a dual core processor. An additional 10 Watts should not be a problem but the extra heat might be although that may be overcome by using a cooling pad.

What is the model of the PC.
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So let's say I have a 450w PSU and want to get something like this:

So it says that it's wattage is 125w. So does this mean that the processor requires at a minimum a 125w PSU? If not, how to I calculate what kind sort of wattage I'd need if I wanted to majorly upgrade my PC?

A:Upgrade question regarding wattage

Quote: Originally Posted by Mercy

So let's say I have a 450w PSU and want to get something like this:
AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom?, AMD Athlon? FX, AMD Athlon? X2 Dual-Core, AMD Athlon?, and AMD Sempron? Processor

So it says that it's wattage is 125w. So does this mean that the processor requires at a minimum a 125w PSU? If not, how to I calculate what kind sort of wattage I'd need if I wanted to majorly upgrade my PC?

That means that CPU can use up to 125watts. Use this power supply calculator to determine your needs

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
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A:Processor wattage

The power consumed varies, depending on the computational load. That's why the processor gets hotter when it's running harder.

Here's one reference, Typical Processor Power Consumption, and here's a Comprehensive Processor Power Consumption Charts.
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A:Question regarding processor upgrade

As for upgrading your processor you will need to check with the motherboards website to see what cpu's it can handle. As for a 800mhz fsb its really dependant on the motherboard. If this is a fairly new motherboard. It may support it, otherwise you may just be stuck with maxing out the processor with a 400mhz fsb. Which i believe is a p4 2.6ghz if i recall. Just check to make sure the board can handle a 2.6ghz before buying it.

Is this a custom built pc or a hp, dell, etc?
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A:Processor Upgrade Question

You'd want a dual core Athlon64 X2 or an FX processor. I'd also get the fastest processor you can since the 939 platform is going the way of the Dodo.

I see only has the X2 3800+ and the 4400+:
I think the 4400+, 4600+, 4800+, or 5000+, or the FX-60 should do the job well. Even the 3800+ will do better then the 3200+.

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A:700 24ISH AIO - Processor upgrade question

HI tescr500 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
CPU upgrade for your model :  Intel Core i7-6700 3.4G 4C FRU part number 03T7446 (page 68)
From your Core i5-6400  you can change it to Core i7-6700 (replacement guide  of Intel CPU page 39).
Hope this answered your query. 
Update us. 
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A:C325 (3095) - Processor upgrade question.
as this only shows 2 models both with the same cpu i would say no, as they would not test any other cpu with the mother board as they dont need to, can look on google as someone might of done it and it worked or there is a work around.
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A:PC upgrade, wattage?

The Corsair TX 850W will be plenty for your application.
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A:Solved: Wattage Question

Depends on the amperage on the 12 V rail(s) your "450W" PSU offers. Watts mean nothing.
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With that PSU and CPU will I be able to run a video card with the power I got...

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A:Power Wattage Help (nub question)

Short answer: No.

With a 250 watt supply you barely have the power to light up your motherboard and processor, never mind your hard drive, fans, and whatever else you put in. You certainly won't be running a video card.

You need - at a bare minimum - a good 500 watt supply and you would do better to go 600 watts or more.
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Go here:

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A:Excel 2013 - Processor overheats when processing large files

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Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77

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A:HP G61 511WM Processor Change?

Hi, Here is the list of supported processors (page 1-1) not many to choose. Regards.
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A:change the processor of my laptop

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A:laptop processor change

Originally Posted by nostaw5

HI AGAIN yea. im gunna be posting a lot of unanswered questions. my laptop has a CPU i can access. can you change laptop processors??? if so what would you recomend for


my current is intel centrino duo. 2 cores 1.80GHZ+1.80GHZ

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A:Is it possible to change or replace laptop processor

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I all that the laptop is being used for is Web Browsing, email, looking at PDF's, occasional documents, online streaming, the current one will be fine.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ghost301

Is it possible to change motherboard and proc without reformat ? Perhaps a repair install ? Possible with windows 7 x64 or not ? Windows 7 x64 7137 BTW.

Welcome to Win7Forums Ghost!

It is definately not true that you have to reinstall Windows with a MOBO/Processor change. 7 is smart enough to detect the processor and use it, the only issue might be the MOBO. 7 will more than likely load a default driver for it but you may want to load the manufacture version to make sure you can use all the features of it.

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A:AMD Processor and RAM Upgrade to ???

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A:Processor Upgrade

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A:Upgrade Processor

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A:Processor Upgrade?

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Hi kevinsamer , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
What processor do you currently have?
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I don't know exactly where to post this topic but I think it would best be placed here I'm currently looking to upgrade my processor I'm looking at both the AMD Phenom II x and the AMD Phenom II x T They both take Processor upgrade up W of power and the six core is just more than the four core And I have a few questions I have a GTS Processor upgrade GPU and a W power unit specifics are in my specs below and I'm wondering if my power supply can hold up to the demand on one or both of these processors I have also noticed a W quad core at GHz and a W six core at Ghz and am now wondering if either of those would be a better idea Is the extra worth it to go six cores instead of four cores Processor upgrade After seeing benchmarks I've seen that the four-core is faster than the six core but will the extra two cores actually boost performance in heavy processor-demanding games Thank you for any advice in advance

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If it is a good high end power supply which judging by your specs it's a fair one at least.
I think you will be okay.
The high-mid to high range psu's are often rated under what their actual delivery potential is.
I have a 1000 watt that can kick up to [email protected] if it needs too, so yeah majorly overpowered.

Oh that's something to note too, strong amps are a key component too.

If wattage is the amount amps is the force at which it's applied.
so 500 watts with very small amps is far less useful than a 500 watt with a strong amp rating.
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After I install a processor to a motherboard, can I upgrade that prcessor in the future?

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Entirely dependent on the ability of the Motherboard as to what it will accept.

If the processor you are installing is the maximum in terms of clock speed etc that the board will accept, then no.

If the board will take a faster processor than the one you are installing, then yes.
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You guys wanna help me out a bit, I'm getting laid off next week sometime, and I wanna get a new Processor this Paycheck, I've liiking for something in the $100-$150 Price Range.

My Current Processor is an AMD Athlon KUMA 7750 X2, I'm looking for either a tri or a Quad-Core.

I've been looking at a this


and suggestions would be great!!

My Motherboard is a BIOSTAR TA790GX 128M.

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If you tried both processors on two different systems with the same Motherboard, you probably would have a very difficult time detecting which CPU is which... unless you are an ardent gamer... in which case you should be into Intel anyway.
That is a huge reach from $89 to $129... for very little difference. Both are excellent, but not the gaming machines the Intel series are.
You will be happy with the $89 purchase, methinks.
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I have an IBM Aptiva computer with an AMD-K6 500mhz computer and 120 mb of SDRAM. I'm not sure what type of motherboard it is nor do I know where to find out (no help from the Aptiva website). IBM gives no information as to whether a processor upgrade is possible or not. I know it only has 2 slots for RAM though.

I would like to upgrade the processor and the RAM. Is there an easy way I can change the amount of slots available for RAM? Can I upgrade the processor? If so am I limited to type? The current specs say max 256 RAM - will this change if I change the processor?