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Bout to buy a new processor to install...question...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ChrisEllingt, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. ChrisEllingt

    ChrisEllingt Thread Starter

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    I currently have a Socket A AMD Duron 800 processor and I am planning to upgrade to a Socket A AMD Athlon XP 1700 processor...from everything I have read, my motherboard will support this new processor...I have heard horror stories that it is possible that installing a new processor could fry the entire motherboard and anything attached to it...is this true? My friend recommended that I just buy a new motherboard with the processor built in, but I don't have that money right now...is it safe for me to just buy the processor(with the heat sink, fan, paste, etc...package)...?
     
  2. Yankee Rose

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    Hi ChrisEllingt - welcome to TSG. :)

    If you have the motherboard manual, it should provide you jumper positions to change in order to configure the new processor for the correct voltage.

    You will also need to change your BIOS to reflect the new processor.

    What is your mobo make/model?
     
  3. ChrisEllingt

    ChrisEllingt Thread Starter

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    my motherboard is a PC Chips M810LR with a Duron 800 processor..Slot A/Slot 462
     
  4. Alex Ethridge

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    As of March 2001, here's what the manual says:
     
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