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cbourff96

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I've recently decided to upgrade my processor but I have very little knowledge on the matter. Could I use a processor that has a different socket type than my current one? Also, what if the wattage of the processor is different from my current one. Would this render me unable to use the wanted processor?
Note: My computer has an AMD E1-1200 processor.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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The best way to do this is to identify the make/model of your motherboard and go to the manufacturers website to find out what processors it will support. If you don''t know or can't see the make/model, download System Information for Windows and it will tell you:
http://www.gtopala.com/
You can't use a processor with a different socket type. Not sure about voltage. In any case, the mfr web site will tell you all you need to know.
 

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Download and save the

TSG System Information Utility

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire text here.

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cbourff96

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I ran it and this is what I got :
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3794 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 452558 MB, Free - 419521 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, SX2110G
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

On a side note...I have an antivirus enabled..
 

flavallee

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3794 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 452558 MB, Free - 419521 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, SX2110G
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
The Gateway SX2110G is a low-cost small-form-factor desktop.

It supports up to 8 GB of RAM.
Since it's running Windows 8(64-bit) and has only 4 GB of RAM, you might consider maxing it out with 8 GB.
Here is the recommended 8 GB(4 GB x 2) kit for it.

It has a wimpy 220 watt power supply, so upgrading it to a faster processor or upgrading its AMD integrated graphics to a video card isn't recommended.
It may not be processor upgradeable anyway.

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