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Upgrading processor in a Compaq Presario SR5413WM

By Crumpy
Feb 27, 2012
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  1. I have a Compaq Presario SR5413WM which according to HP I can upgrade the processor. I upgraded the RAM a couple of years ago, and the machine runs fine, but was curious to know if it was worth upgrading the processor.

    My current processor is AMD Athlon LE-1640

    Operating speed: Up to 2.7 GHz
    Number of cores: 1
    Socket: AM2
    Bus speed: 2000 MT/s

    according to HP I can upgrade it to


    Socket type: AM2
    Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    Athlon 64 up to 3800+
    Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 4800+ (up to 65 watt TDP)
    Sempron - All

    I have copied this info from HP's website, and it really doesn't mean much to me, but was hoping that you guys could help!
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    I would think that the difference is negligible depending on what you use the computer for.
     
  3. Crumpy

    Crumpy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The PC is connected to my TV in the living room and is generally used for videos, netflix, games. It runs well, never seem to have any speed issues, but the upgrade was an idea to get more long term usage out of it
     
  4. bandit8623

    bandit8623 TS Rookie Posts: 45

  5. penn919

    penn919 TS Enthusiast Posts: 160   +12

    Yeah, you stand to gain nothing if you're using it mainly as a media center. Like bandit8623 said, you should spend the money on a new GPU which will probably have a much greater impact.
     


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