Upgrading AMD CPU

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deadscenekid

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I am thinking about upgrading my now, year old, EMachines, which has an AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620, to a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+.

AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16819103198

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103772

I am just making sure they're compatible(since they're both Socket AM2.) The one thing that made me think was the Thermal Design Power, mine is 45W, while the X2 6000+ is 125W.

My question is pretty much, are they compatible, and would I need to do anything else when upgrading.

Thanks ahead.
 

leroys1000

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You need to check the mothebroard manufacturers website
for your motherboard to make sure it is compatable with
125 watt processors.
If it is,then it should be fine.
If it can't handle the 125 watt,you would need to get a compatable motherboard.
 

crjdriver

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I would be VERY hesitant to install that cpu in an emachine with the emachine pw supply. Even if the board would support that cpu [doubtful] the pw supply would not be up to powering the cpu. Emachines come with junk pw supplies [very often bestec]
IMO you are asking for a problem by installing that cpu.

Next the 6000+ is really pretty old tech. I would not be putting money into that old of technology. It would be better to save your money and when you can afford a new mb, case, and pw supply, build a system with a modern am3 cpu.
 
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