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AMD processor upgrade - large wattage change question

By hollywood8
Apr 18, 2011
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  1. 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
     
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    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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