Upgrading my current processor

By tasici
Nov 3, 2010
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  1. Hello i am currently seeking to upgrade my processor as the title says,

    1.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Not hyper-threaded

    i have 3 gig of DDR 1 RAM

    My Graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS

    main curcuit board
    Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8N-E 2.XX
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A8N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1013 04/07/2006

    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

    was unable to find the model of my motherboard but hopefully thats enough i plan to upgrade to

    AMD Athlon II X4 630 Socket AM3 2.8GHz 2MB L2 Cache

    please let me know if i can
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i dont think that cpu will work in your old system you would have to buy a new motherboard and ram as i think that you have a soket 939 board if it is just a plain old 1.86Ghz athlon cpu.
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    The mobo you have is 3 older than the new cpu you chose. So yeah what klepto said. You could choose a new mobo/ram etc, but you'd probably needs a new psu as well.
  4. tasici

    tasici TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So eitherway im spending money i dont have..., was hoping to just ugrade the processor but it looks like ill have to wait till i find a job and get off job seekers

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