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Can You Put Any Amd Processor In An Older Computer Model?

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Can You Put Any Amd Processor In An Older Computer Model?

Postby Cradoe » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:42 am

I'm kinda new to hardware installation in computers. I've only done RAM upgrades so far..... I have a Compaq Presario SR1610NX running Linux with an AMD Sempron. So are there any specifications or types of processors that are incompatible? Or can I just install any AMD brand processor. Sorry I'm kinda a noob.
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Can You Put Any Amd Processor In An Older Computer Model?

Postby Banjamon » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:04 pm

No. It has to have the same socket. Socket AM3+ processors (newest type) will not fit in older socket motherboards. check what sempron model that is, look it up and find its socket. if it is am3 or am3+ then it should work, if not you're out of luck. Good luck!
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Can You Put Any Amd Processor In An Older Computer Model?

Postby Coley » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:31 pm

TROLL ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!
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Can You Put Any Amd Processor In An Older Computer Model?

Postby Jung-Su » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:35 am

The AMD Sepron is an AM2 socket type processor, so the only processor you can upgrade to is a AM2 socket, unless your motherboard supports AM2 and AM2+.
Then you can get a newer version by those standards.
Also, you can't exceed the max wattage that the motherboard can handle.
For example, my motherboard has a max cpu wattage of 95 watts, so I don't have enough power to run the newest 125 watt CPU's.
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Can You Put Any Amd Processor In An Older Computer Model?

Postby Artie » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:55 pm

That particular machine has a socket 939 motherboard. You should be able to find a better cpu easily and for next to nothing, as it's fairly old. Get an athlon not a sempron.
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