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Amd Upgrade Question

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#1 doomgiver13


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:57 AM

I have an Acer pc (kind of a hand-me-down). It was originally purchased in dec of 07. now, at the risk of sounding like a brainless noob...

The machine contains a single-core Athlon 64... Are there generally restrictions that would limit the processor I want to switch to (dual-core 64), or is an AM2 socket just an AM2 socket?
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:43 AM

You need to post up the model number of the computer and all info that you have on it. Thanks
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:54 PM

Depends on whether or not the bios will support dual core processors. You can use SIW to find out the make and model of your motherboard.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

If it was made in 2007, the BIOS should support a multi-core processor. But we do need more info from your end.

If this is the case, yes, an AM2 socket CPU should just pop right in there and be ready.

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