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Upgrading CPU in Compaq 5004US

by ctriggs / September 17, 2006 2:53 AM PDT

Is it possible to upgrade my 1.10 GHZ AMD CPU? I am running Office XP Professional with 512MB of RAM. I purchased the computer in 2001 and it still runs great. I just want to keep up with the current technology.

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From memory it topped out at the Athlon 1.4GHz
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2006 3:22 AM PDT

But 2 issues may be a problem. Where to get such a CPU and new heatsink (the old will not be usable due to added heat) and if your machine will like the new CPU.

It won't give the machine much of a pop so I'd not do this.


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Upgrade CPU
by ctriggs / September 17, 2006 5:37 AM PDT

Thanks for the response and I'll just hold on to my old "Steady Eddie." I figure as long as I keep it updated and clean, it will last a few more years.

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by Scrotes4Life / September 20, 2006 6:55 AM PDT

It's a Socket A. CPUs are like finding hen's teeth. I was looking for an upgrade from a 1.25 last Spring.

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