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Q: Looking to upgrade processor

When I searched the computer model HP Pavilion Elite e y desk top pc I got this pagehttp support hp com us-en product HP-Pavilion-Elite-e -Desktop-PC-series model I then clicked on Motherboard specs and got thishttp support hp com us-en product HP-Pavilion-Elite-e -Desktop-PC-series model Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades TDP WAMD Phenom II X xx xxe xx Quad-Core D AMD Phenom to Looking processor upgrade II X xx xxe Triple-Core H AMD II Athlon X xx xxe P AMD II Athlon X xx xxe AMD II Athlon X xx xxe This is the system requirements note under processor there are options that run more advanced stuff Windows recommended Windows x Windows -bit OS highly recommended Intel Core i or AMD A GHz or higher Intel Core i or i GHz or higher required for AVCHD amp Intel Quick Sync Video support Intel Core i or AMD Athlon A or higher for UHD Multi-Camera or video nbsp http www pinnaclesys com PublicSite us Products studio ultimate nbsp Is there a processor that will work with this motherboard that will run this studio nbsp
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So i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows Home from What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power was at and the laptop had been on the charger all day plus the CPU temperature was normal The exact Error that s provided via Event Viewer Collaborative processor power controls on processor in group are disabled due to a firmware problem Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware This message is provided for each of my Processor Cores Unfortunately there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus Last Collaborative are for Power Processor Controls disabled Processor upgrade after one was pushed in October Very odd seeing as Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade i got this new in December I want to know if this is something serious or if i should just ignore it An Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me System Info Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Home bit Processor Intel R Core TM i - HQ CPU GHz Intel Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R HD Graphics Mb NOTE my laptop has an Nvidia GeForce m Chip as well but it did not detect that for some reason Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB D Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC N JN Antivirus Windows Defender Disabled Have not had time to get antiviral software yet So is there Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade anything i can do or do i just have to wait and see if Asus pushes out an update thanks in advance nbsp
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A:Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if this finds any new drivers:

Intel? Driver Update Utility
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A:Upgrade Processor

You need to visit Dell and see what the fastest processor that the 8200 will support. Near the middle of this Dell Dimension Processor Upgrade FAQ there is a table that specifies
Socket 478 - Willamette, Northwood, 400 MHz bus, 533 MHz bus (some)Click to expand...
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My Info.
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) nVIDIA C51PVM06 FAB1.0
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2,40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded Board: nVIDIA 6150BK8MC FAB1.0
Serial Number: WY3Q61201503
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 01/23/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
480,10 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
439,45 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

A:Should I upgrade my Processor?

Whether you should upgrade depends on your use. The question arises only when something is not doing what it's supposed to do or if you're looking to do something else.

If the current processor serves your purpose and is running good, then you needn't. Well that's just my opinion.
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A:trying to upgrade my processor

Do not know what make mobo you have but start here.
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A:G50-45 Processor and RAM upgrade?

Hi Trident1,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
The Processor this unit is Embedded to the motherboard and can't be replaced or upgraded.
Your Processor AMD A8 6410 APU is part of the Beema Architecture which supports 16GB RAM
    YES you can upgrade up to 8GB DDR3L 1600
                     This system can take up to 16GB MAX by using  2x 8GB Module 
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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.

A:Processor upgrade

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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From my searches this is now not listed as current.
Any suggestions which of the current AMD processor range I could use and speed is not the essence.

Also my current RAM is '512MB 2Rx16 PC2-5300S'

I have 2 slots, one has a faulty retaining clip. Could I use only one slot and fit the Max. RAM the M/board will allow of 4GB such as a single 2GB DDR2 PC2-5300 or a 4GB DDR2 PC2-5300. Or must I use both slots.


A:AMD Processor and RAM Upgrade to ???

You didn't list your motherboard model so I can't advise on a better CPU.

Depending on what is wrong with the faulty retaining clip you could use the slot, or not. If it is simply broken so it doesn't clip onto the end of your RAM module, but the RAM module is fully seated in the socket, go ahead and use it as-is.

If it is broken in a way that prevents the RAM module from plugging in properly, well then can't use that slot.

If your motherboard supports dual channel mode it would be better to use two slots.
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A:Processor Upgrade?

You would have to first find out if your current motherboard can support a different class of CPU/GPU/APU. Right now you have a Quad Core mobile CPU. Because this is a laptop, there is really going to be no way you would be able to swap out the CPU, since most are soldiered directly onto the motherboard for the laptop.
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A:Processor upgrade?

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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A:upgrade processor

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A:Processor Upgrade ???

There are several good sites that let you compare CPUs,such as Tom's Hardware and Anandtech. What a "good" CPU is depends on what you want to do with it. If you are not doing things that can use multiple cores, they only add cost, not performance. Blacks have the CPU multiplier unlocked, if you want to play with overclocking.
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A:Processor upgrade or not?

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It wouldn't work at all? not even at reduced fsb?
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A:upgrade processor i3 to i7

Hi, Please use part number on page 84 of the following manual: Manual also shows you how to replace the CPU (Processor). More manuals: Regards.
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I want to updrade it !

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A:What Processor can i upgrade to?

KT400A-8235 isn't a make, it's a chipset pair made by Via tech.

You need a Socket A (also known as Socket 462) CPU. I'm not familiar with them, but I think that the fastest CPU for it could be an Athlon XP 3200+. You'd need information on your particular motherboard to know whether its BIOS supports that. (Key feature: 400Hz FSB.)

You may not be able to buy a Socket A CPU at retail, because of the age of the platform. They seem to be readily available on eBay.

I can't say whether such an upgrade would be worth the effort.
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A:what processor can I upgrade too?

According to what I see in the Maintenencve & Service guide, replacing the systemboard is the only means of upgrading the processor. The AMD processor is a BGA type and is soldered onto the systemboard  with the chipset. Your notebook is non upgradeable, in terms of the AMD processor.
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A:Processor Upgrade Help

No can do. It only suppports up to 800 FSB Pentium 4 processors.
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A:Should I Upgrade my Processor?

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As your system specs are very vague only general information can be provided.
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A:Processor upgrade

Read the tutorial and see if something relavent to your case:,151172.0.html
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A:processor upgrade

Nope it's a Core 2 Duo so has a different socket than any of the i3, i5, i7 processors. You could install a much better Core 2 Duo, however.
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A:Processor upgrade, is it possible?

in short, no, its a laptop
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Simply Put.
Is it possible to upgrade my processor? I haven't taken my PC apart yet, but I don't know exactly where to look to find my processor. And I don't know if it can be upgraded or not.

I do a lot of graphics work and my PC really needs a boost, so upgrading from a P4 to a Dual-core or a Quad would be a helpful step. I just hope I don't need to buy and install (if I could :/) a new motherboard. (If that is applicable)



A:Is it possible to upgrade my processor?

Open the case of your PC and find out the make and model of your motherboard (or check you manual if you have one). This can usually be found printed somewhere on the board itself. Stick that into google to find the documention and hence the processors that are supported by your mobo.

To get a significant boost you'll probably need a new mobo, CPU, more RAM and a faster hard drive (10/15k rpm).


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A:Processor Upgrade?

don't know much about laptops but on a desk top it would not be a problem,so i would think the laptop would be the same
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A:Processor Upgrade?

I know squat about AMD. Do you have a dual core?

Have you considered altering your "affinity" settings via Task Manager?

I have never changed my settings, but it supposedly allows you to force a certain process to use only 1 core, rather than the standard 2. That would slow down your video processing, but free up 1 core to do something else.
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A:Processor Upgrade

Since all volume manufacturers such as HP, Gateway, Dell, etc. use manufacturer proprietary motherboards you should contact HP to see if the machine will support a faster processor.
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A:HP 635 Processor upgrade?

Don't shoot the messenger, but upgrading to that processor would also require replacing the motherboard. Your Service Manual See page 21.
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A:processor upgrade from 35 to 45 w

Hi: I would be concerned with the higher wattage too, but the bigger concern would be that we have no idea if the BIOS in your PC has the microcode to support the 3630QM. Without the microcode to support the processor, it won't work at all. And since that processor is not listed as supported in the manual, I doubt it will work.
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A:Can I upgrade the Processor?

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A:How do I upgrade my processor?

Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay

I'm not much of a hardware guy. What are the steps to upgrade a processor? Where do I start?

First things first, you need to find out two things.

1. What processors is your motherboard compatible with.
2. What socket does your processor use.

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Hi and Welcome to Techspot!!

We need to know first about your mobo (motherboard ). What make and model is it?

Regards :wave:
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A:AMD Processor Upgrade

According to what ive reviewed of your MoBo... it a pretty old one.
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A:Can I upgrade my Processor ?

Quote: Originally Posted by michaelsp9

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A:processor upgrade

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A:Upgrade of processor

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A:Upgrade Processor

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also done bios upgrade

I also upgraded bios version to the last one known 03/17/2003-KT400-8235-6A6LYP89C-00.
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A:Should I upgrade my processor?

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Did you download the processor drivers from AMD?
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A:Processor upgrade

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A:Z50-70 - Can I upgrade the processor?

Hi kevinsamer , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
What processor do you currently have?
Checking on the socket supported for the CPU on most variants on this model :
Intel® Celeron® Processor 2957U , Intel® Core? i3-4030U , i5-4210U , i7-4510U all showing socket support as FCBGA. 
In a Ball Grid Array , processors are mounted in the board soldering it in making it not possible to remove thus not upgradable.  
Hope this answered your query . update us .