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What CPU's are compatible with my computer's motherboard?


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#1 Mazurite

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 05:14 PM

Hi, can someone please tell me how I can find out what CPU's will be compatible with my motherboard or maybe someone already knows?

My computer was bought in 2007. It's a Acer Aspire M1100

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 06/25/2007-RS690-SB600-6A669FK8C-00
Motherboard Name Unknown

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type AMD Hammer
Real Clock 210 MHz
Effective Clock 210 MHz

If anyone needs any further information just ask. Also it would be preferable if I was able to get like a AMD Phenom II Quad-Core processor if that's possible with my computer and how old it is.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:19 PM

The motherboard you have is a AM2 and since Acer did not release a BIOS update that would support the newer quad core processor, you will not be able to upgrade unfortunately.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

According to Acer's site, that motherboard seems limited to Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 X2 CPU's. You will not be able to upgrade to new CPU's. To do so, you would need a new motherboard. If you can make do till the end of October, AMD should be releasing their new FX line of CPU's soon. You can upgrade then. However, to replace the CPU and motherboard, in your case, will also require you to replace the RAM and install a fresh new copy of Windows 7. You will also probably have to get a graphics card since there are no 900 series motherboard that has built-in graphics. If you don't need much power, in terms of graphics and CPU, an AMD APU system could be worth considering.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:06 PM

You could buy the motherboard first and then wait till the Bullodzer processors come out.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:51 PM

Unless your PC is dead and unable to function for another month, it might be better to simply wait and buy once the Bulldozers are out given how close we (reportedly) are to release.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:10 PM

Thank you for your guys' input, I'm glad I asked lol. But can someone please tell me what this 'Bulldozer' is?

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:09 AM

Bulldozer is the codename given by AMD and it is there new upcoming processor.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:49 AM

Are those going to be AM2 or should I just get a new comp?

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

Those are going to be AM3+ and you would need a computer for the processor to be compatible because of the different socket.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:57 AM

But can someone please tell me what this 'Bulldozer' is?


Take a look here: AMD Bulldozer Processor

And Google says this about AMD Bulldozer

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:09 AM

And now you see the big difference between buying a ready made computer versus building your own.

Buy a brand name computer if you do not plan to do upgrades beyond memory or drives. Basically you buy them if you are the type of person that never opens the case or tries to tweak the computer.

Build your own if you are always changing things or want custom.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:43 PM

And now you see the big difference between buying a ready made computer versus building your own.

Buy a brand name computer if you do not plan to do upgrades beyond memory or drives. Basically you buy them if you are the type of person that never opens the case or tries to tweak the computer.

Build your own if you are always changing things or want custom.


What would you say the cost difference would be in building your own computer versus buying one on the shelf, after buying windows to go with it as well? I'm sure it's cheaper, but how much cheaper?

And what would you say the hardest part of building a computer is? It seems like it would be getting a motherboard that will be compatible with the CPU/Ram/Graphics Card that you want.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:06 PM


And now you see the big difference between buying a ready made computer versus building your own.

Buy a brand name computer if you do not plan to do upgrades beyond memory or drives. Basically you buy them if you are the type of person that never opens the case or tries to tweak the computer.

Build your own if you are always changing things or want custom.


What would you say the cost difference would be in building your own computer versus buying one on the shelf, after buying windows to go with it as well? I'm sure it's cheaper, but how much cheaper?

And what would you say the hardest part of building a computer is? It seems like it would be getting a motherboard that will be compatible with the CPU/Ram/Graphics Card that you want.


First of all figure out what functions do u want the computer to perform and what your budget is, then you can make an informed decision based on the help you receive here

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:16 AM


And now you see the big difference between buying a ready made computer versus building your own.

Buy a brand name computer if you do not plan to do upgrades beyond memory or drives. Basically you buy them if you are the type of person that never opens the case or tries to tweak the computer.

Build your own if you are always changing things or want custom.


What would you say the cost difference would be in building your own computer versus buying one on the shelf, after buying windows to go with it as well? I'm sure it's cheaper, but how much cheaper?

And what would you say the hardest part of building a computer is? It seems like it would be getting a motherboard that will be compatible with the CPU/Ram/Graphics Card that you want.


When the brand name computers go on sale they can be pretty inexpensive.

Most motherboard makers have a compatibility list on their website for their motherboards.

If you are buying the OS and all the parts it may not be any cheaper to build than to buy. The thing is you have control over all the parts. You can pick a case you like the look of.

Generally if you buy a decent case you will have more expansion options such as drive bays. If you are a gamer you will probably do better building your own.

For some the "I built it" factor.

The big trick is don't buy everything on the cheap. Use good quality parts.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:43 PM

Don't skimp out on the motherboard and power supply mainly.

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