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Upgrading processor, unsure what is compatible

By chriskirby22406
Jun 17, 2009
  1. i have a hp desktop, which is pretty old but i upgrade stuff in it every chance i get little by little...but i need a new processor, because i have pretty much fried the one i have and i would like to upgrade. i am unsure what you need to know so heres everything....also i would liek something that will play more games but not top of teh line because i dont have that kind of money right now thanks a lot in advance
    as comes to my attention an option is to get a new mobo and a processor for about 150.......what mobo is compatible as well then
    windows xp pro sp3 k
    hp desktop pavillion
    intel (r) celeron (r) cpu 2.93 ghz
    2 gig ram
    approx 537 gigs hard drive

    HP Pavilion 061 PJ562AA-ABA a705w

    Enclosure Type: Desktop

    Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD Gamila/Giovani/Neon series 030
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software 3.26 05/09/2005
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    looks like this is your only option, but at the price you can get a core 2 duo, which wouldnt fit your board anyway. Most people will suggest spending 150 usd on a new cpu and mobo, most of your other items are still usable, except your os which came preinstalled on your pc.

    wups, double post.
     
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    looks like this is your only option, but at the price you can get a core 2 duo, which wouldnt fit your board anyway. Most people will suggest spending 150 usd on a new cpu and mobo, most of your other items are still usable, except your os which came preinstalled on your pc.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116027
     
  4. clickit

    clickit TS Rookie

    Core 2 duo is pretty reasonable. I paid about 150 and some change for an E8400. 3.1 GHz. That's good for the cost.
     
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