Thinking of upgrading my CPU

By sw123 · 29 replies
Jun 10, 2006
  1. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I think the fact that they list the different revisions like different models would lead me to believe that the difference between the two is more than a bios change. Do you know which rev. you have?
  2. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    You not only have to go with your make and model exactly, but you have to go with your revision the same way. So look under your revision number.
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    for the most part you're right...

    1. power down computer
    2. unplug the computer (or simply turn the PSU switch off)
    3. ground yourself (now and before every other step from here on)
    4. remove heatsink (don't pull straight up, rotate it to free it then pull at an angle to remove it. you don't want to yank the CPU out with the heatsink)
    5. lift lever and remove CPU
    6. install new CPU (look for the missing corner pins to see how to install it)
    7. apply thermal paste/grease to the CPU per manufacturer's instructions
    8. install the heatsink
    9. clear CMOS (move jumper to "CLR" and remove battery for a few seconds)
    10. power up computer and try it out!

    good luck :)
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Dunno about the revision number but the BIOS version for mine is MV43V007. The other one's is MV43S004 and mine is NOT listed in the manual as v8.1a but just as MV43V/N. But dual-core is not supported in either of them anyways and the 3.06 GHz HT processor is the fastest anyways in both cases. So the P4 HT would be the best bet then eh? Thanks again for the help.
  5. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    Good luck with that. Dont forget to check pricewatcher and perhaps another type of site that does the same to get a good deal on your new cpu\hs\fan and thermal paste!
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