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Old 11-20-2004, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Upgrading to a AMD proscesor But currently have Intel.?

I was thinking about upgrading my Intel 3.0 gig to some sort of AMD type procesor. Does this mean that the mother board i have know will not support a AMD chip? I really have no clue cause im kinda new but if i had to guess i would have to update my mother board to make it support amd sence the one i own know supports a intel? Or can i simpley buy a amd chip take my heatsink off and blop it in and be switched over to amd? (Doubt its this easy)!

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Old 11-21-2004, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, you would indeed have to purchase a new Motherboard for your system.

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Old 11-21-2004, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks that what i thought.
My Specs:
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Old 11-21-2004, 05:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Intel and AMD use difference technology, therefore both type of AMD based mobo and Intel mobo are different.
As you mentioned that u already have a 3Ghz Intel processor, i think is pretty enough to run any application. Moreover, there is no AMD processor can reach 3Ghz.

AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2GB Kingston DDRII667Mhz
MSI 256MB GeForce8500GT
Western Digital 160GB SATAII HDD
Maxtor 80GB 8M ATA133 HDD
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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it all depends on what appz u r running.

AMD 64 bit 3500+ Socket 939
MSI K8N Neo 2 Plat. Socket 939 mobo
Corsair TWINX1024-3200 RAM
Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT Graphic Card
Altec Lansing 5051 Speaker system
Creative Sound Blaster live 7.1
Maxtor SATA 200Gb HDD
Plextor PX-712A DVD±R/RW Drive
Wired Mouse/Keyboard by Logitech
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Raidmax Scorpio 868W Casing
Antec Truepower 430 or 480
Thermaltake (Pipe101) Heatsink
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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keep the P3 amd upgrade the memory, audio and video and ride it out until you can build or buy a new system


P4 - 2.8Ghz
800Mb front bus
512Mb DDR400 PC3200 RAM
160GB Western Digita HD
128Mb ATI Radeon 9500 Video
HP 300 internal 4x/48x DVD/CD-RW
TDK 440n external 4x/40x DVD Dual format
Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse
18.1 viewable Mitsubishi LCD monitor
2 5-port 2.0 USB cards with internal firewire
1-3 port firewire card
MODDED case with 12x12 window
all UV cables
2 80mm lighted exhaust fans
2 UV PCI exhaust fans
(looks like i wont need any xmas lights! lol)
Creative Sound blaster audigy2 card
Sicuro Titanium XL speakers
Windows XP PRO sp2
thats just the basics and growing!

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