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Old 02-20-2014, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ancient Processor,can I simply replace it or do I have to worry about compatibility?

Here are my specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: EP35-DS3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8190MB RAM

Display Devices
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Card name: ASUS HD7770 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x683D)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_683D&SUBSYS_04291043&REV_00
Display Memory: 4095 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1003 MB
Shared Memory: 3092 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: PTS0770
Native Mode: 1440 x 900(p) (59.901Hz)
Output Type: HD15



I would like to get this processor:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009O7YOR...SIN=B009O7YORK

Now I'm not sure but I think I wont be able because something to do with Intel and AMD having different sockets,this means I will have to replace my mobo,will I also have to get new mem and a new GPU?
Thank you for taking time to read this and I would be very grateful If someone could help me,I don't know much about this stuff.
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Default Re: Ancient Processor,can I simply replace it or do I have to worry about compatibility?

To use that CPU you need a new AM3+ motherboard and DDR3.
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Default Re: Ancient Processor,can I simply replace it or do I have to worry about compatibility?

Yeah, need AM3 motherboard and new ram to go with that CPU.

Really depends on what you need to upgrade your computer for exactly? Are you going to be gaming? Budget? These things help us out a lot.
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Yes I will be gaming that is why,do I need to replace GPU?
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The GPU you have should be fine for most games I would think.
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The 7770 is adequate for medium to high gaming at your resolution. The FX6300 would be a great upgrade but I'm more concerned with your prebuilt system. Need to know what model it is so we can hook you up with a motherboard for the CPU and make sure your PSU is good enough to handle the extra power consumption of the thirsty AMD processor.
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