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#1 papidropinboxers

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:18 AM

i honestly dont know much about computers but i wanted to know weather or not its possible to use alredy used amd processors in your own pc

i need to know cause my cousin said he would sell me his amd phenom processor for 70 dollars and i just need to know if i should

thanks for the advice in advance

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:58 AM

Which one?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:34 AM

Well...I would caution two things:

a. Make sure that the processor in question actually works without apparent problem.

b. Look up the various current retail prices for the same CPU which are new and have warranties that you can rely on.

I bought a used processor (and motherboard) 2 years ago from someone I trust and I did these things before I even considered closing the deal (which was a good deal for each of us).

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:30 PM

amd phenom i have a asus mother board

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:12 PM

You need to go to the Asus website & make sure the processor will work on your motherboard.

You need to get the model of the motherboard
Do a google for the model number
Locate the link to Asus for your model & go there
Click on Downloads
Select a operating system & click Search
When the page opens , on the left will be "Related Links"
One will be CPU Support
Click on that to see a list of processors that will work on your motherboard.

On the CPU list page , in the columns on the right, notice that there are "Since BIOS"
You may have to update your bios to run the CPU if the bios version listed for it is higher then what you currently have.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:24 PM

amd phenom i have a asus mother board


That narrows it down, there are only four Phenom CPUs, and I don't even want to guess at the number of ASUS motherboards there are for that CPU.

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