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Help with upgrading 939 processor..

by luciobar1980 / October 26, 2006 2:50 AM PDT

I was considering upgrading my AMD 3200+ to something better, possibly a dual core. A few questions: How difficult is it? What are the basic steps? Does it require a fresh Windows install? This is for an Emachines 6212. Thanks for any help, I really appreciate it! Happy

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Not all socket 939 mobo's will upgrade to
by Ray Harinec / October 26, 2006 8:54 AM PDT

all 939 CPU's. You need to research more info on the specific mobo to see the CPU limit. If all things are compatible then simply replacing the CPU is all that should be required.

However, it is likely that a BIOS update would be needed to make any significant improvment. Remember that the new AMD CPU"s now use DDR2.

You probably have a fine performing computer and any meaningful upgrade would simply be a new computer.

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by quarterrican / October 26, 2006 1:17 PM PDT

i am in the sme position. i've changed a cpu before, and its not difficult, but the new cpus use ddr 2. not sure if our mobo will. i'm considering a new motherboard, if all else fails. i think the dual-cores won't work. but i know that the 3800+ will. higher than than, i dunno. the fx series in the 939 aren't all that new so they may.lemme know if you hear anything as well

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AM2 and 939
by spike56532 / October 27, 2006 5:47 AM PDT
In reply to: ME TOO

These two are NOT interchangeable, so IF your motherboard can support a 939 x2, then you will have to use DDR memory, which is what you allready have. In most cases,you won't have to re-install windows, just update the bios and chipset drivers from the amd site, so that windows can properly identify both CPU's, in some cases, a full re-install is necessary.

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