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01-11-2011 06:19 PM - edited 01-11-2011 06:43 PM
Hello every one! I just recently upgraded to a Gts450 and would like to upgrade my cpu. My mother board is Narra5 or
My current Processor is the AMD Athlon™ II X2 215 which is an AM3 CPU.
But, my motherboard is an AM2+ socket now i know they are backwards compatible if your BIOS is updated for am3. My question is since my cpu is already an AM3 would I be able to upgrade to an AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8 GHZ Its Socket is Am3 like my athlon and its Wattage is 95 which my mother board can support. My mother board can also support AMD Phenom II x4 quad core according to HP!
My PC is Compaq cq5210f!
01-11-2011 07:30 PM - edited 01-11-2011 07:35 PM
I have the same pc as you and recently installed that processor you are interested in. Installation was fine and it works great. You will notice a big difference in general tasks and gaming moving up to that quad. I hope you replaced the psu when doing these upgrades. Between that card and processor alone. It will pull more power then what the stock psu can handle under full load. The max wattage the mobo can handle is 95w for a cpu. So, you are safe going with that processor as I did.
12-06-2011 05:18 PM
can someone plz help me i tried to upgrade my cpu and was in the spec i needed to be but when i put it in and tried to run it.... nothing happened PC starts but nothing happens the screen says black can someone plz plz help me IM not sure what to do now