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Need advice on upgrading CPU.


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#1 Makaveli77

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 06:50 AM

So this is the thing.

I want to upgrade my PC's CPU but I had no idea that there are so many factors wether a CPU will fit or not.

Until now I tought that the socket type is the only thing that matters, Guess i was wrong...

So given that my motherboard is quite old and i'm very confused right now with all those 'factors', I want to ask you guys what is the best CPU that I can buy for my board?

Motherboard and current CPU info below.

 

http://postimg.org/image/qwayf7nz9/

 

http://postimg.org/image/iqi5hjs7x/

 

I am very thankful for any help!



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 05:38 PM

I'm not a fan of CPU upgrades.  My feelings are that if you're looking to upgrade the CPU you're better off upgrading the rest of the machine also.

 

From this page they recommend updating your BIOS before replacing the CPU.  Is this an IBM computer?  Do they have a BIOS upgrade and/or support page for that machine?



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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:39 PM

I'm not a fan of CPU upgrades.  My feelings are that if you're looking to upgrade the CPU you're better off upgrading the rest of the machine also.

 

From this page they recommend updating your BIOS before replacing the CPU.  Is this an IBM computer?  Do they have a BIOS upgrade and/or support page for that machine?

 

I agree. If I want to update my CPU I usually just update the entire thing at that point. Especially if it is a few years old, way to hard to find compatible parts at that point, and they are far outdated.


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