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Have an older PC question about processor

By Bisley
Dec 19, 2012
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  1. I have an older Inspiron 531 and I wasn't planning on replacing it anytime soon as it plays all the games and does everything else I need. I was wondering if there is a way to boost its speed and power a little more though. Right now I can play most mmo's on med settings, but I wanted to get a little more out of it. Currently I have a Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103546) processor in the PC. I have an AMD Phenom X4 9150e (http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=HD9150ODJ4BGH-R) sitting around right now, my question is, can I replace the 4400+ with the 9150e and is the Phenom faster?
     
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 847   +201

    Unfortunately, you cannot use the 9150E for your machine. It uses a completely different socket then the 4400+. You will need a board that supports AM2 sockets to use the 9150E.
     
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    Yes the phenom is faster but it is not compatible with your current motherboard. socket 939 is quite old there have been 5 different sockets since 939.
     

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