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Is it possible to upgrade my processor?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Saito_Chikara, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. Saito_Chikara

    Saito_Chikara Thread Starter

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    Simply Put.
    Is it possible to upgrade my processor? I haven't taken my PC apart yet, but I don't know exactly where to look to find my processor. And I don't know if it can be upgraded or not.

    I do a lot of graphics work and my PC really needs a boost, so upgrading from a P4 to a Dual-core or a Quad would be a helpful step. I just hope I don't need to buy and install (if I could :/) a new motherboard. (If that is applicable)

    Thanks

    ~Saito
     
  2. midders

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    Open the case of your PC and find out the make and model of your motherboard (or check you manual if you have one). This can usually be found printed somewhere on the board itself. Stick that into google to find the documention and hence the processors that are supported by your mobo.

    To get a significant boost you'll probably need a new mobo, CPU, more RAM and a faster hard drive (10/15k rpm).

    Slainte

    midders
     
  3. Saito_Chikara

    Saito_Chikara Thread Starter

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    Belarc Report:

    Processor a
    3.07 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Not hyper-threaded

    Main Circuit Board b
    Board: Intel Corporation D915GLVG AAC96367-306
    Serial Number: F**********9
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Intel Corp. VG91510A.86A.0048.2005.0722.1031 07/22/2005
     
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