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Trying to upgrade processor


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#1 Andur

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

Not long ago I had a problem running some of my games. After doing multiple steps including upgrading my ram to 3GBs, I realized a new processor was in order.
The computer itself is a Windows XP, HP Pavilion model a1410n, with an AMD Athlon 3800+ 986MHz.
I'm looking to get a duel-core, like the AMD Athlon 64 X2 2 GHz Processor, but I don't know if my computer can support this processor.
Can anyone help me determine if a processor like this is compatible with my computer, or what processor I can upgrade to?
If I'm missing any information like motherboard or power supply, please let me know how I can find out what they are, because I don't know.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:44 PM

Download and run CPU-Z. It will tell you what CPU socket/motherboard you have.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:29 AM

CPU-Z

You'll see the download link, for the latest version (CPU-Z 1.49), at the top left.
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:59 AM

According to your specs at HP, your PC runs a socket 939 processor which is becoming more and more difficult to find. Your motherboard is an Asus A8N-LA rebranded for HP/Compaq as the Nagami-GL8E. You can get an Athlon 64 X2 processor, but I would not go much past the 4800 due to compatibility issues.

HP - Motherboard Specifications, A8N-LA (Nagami)

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#5 Andur

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:09 AM

I was thinking I would get another 3800+ since that's the one I have now, and figured it might be compatible with my system.
I'm guessing though that if its becoming harder to find I should go with ordering online, I'll look around and see if I can find the right one.
Thanks for the help! :thumbsup:




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