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Upgrading Processor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ynot6211, Jul 18, 2005.

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  1. ynot6211

    ynot6211 Thread Starter

    Jul 2, 2005
    Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade my processor without pulling out the motherboard or anything. Is there like a box i can just plug in or what? I am currently running an Intel Celeron which is way too slow for my games that I want to play. I am completely new to processor work so someone please help me out. If I could Upgrade, I would like a 2.6 Ghz or around that speed. Also, i would like a reccomendation on ehat brand of processor to buy. Thanks,Tony
  2. brite750


    Mar 16, 2002
    Download and run Everest Home (free program) this will give us the info that we need to determine your needs, we need to know what motherboard you have so we can see what cpu you can use. It is quite possible to change a cpu without pulling the mobo, depending on how much clearance you have in that area. As far as brand, your stuck with Intel, AMD sockets are totally different than Intel, at least since the old socket 7 days.
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Chances are you are going to have to get a new motherboard too.
  4. Ciberblade

    Ciberblade Retired Moderator

    Sep 22, 2003
    And with the motherboard...you may need new memory or even a video card too.
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