So I'm looking into upgrading my Dell Inspiron 570. I'm on a very low budget so I'm going to just start off with a new processor and I would like to know if this processor is compatible with the installed motherboard. I've also never built my own computer before so I'm very new to this. Current Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor 2.80GHz Future Processor: AMD A10-Series APU A10-7850K with Radeon R7 Series 3.7GHz I checked the socket of the computer and I found it is AM3, but I'm not confident on that.
I read reviews and people have said this new processor overheats and needs a better CPU cooler and I was looking in to this: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan I'm pretty sure it will fit. So overall I was just wondering: Will the new processor work in my computer, will the fan be effective and fit/work, is the processor a good choice/do you have other recommendations?
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There are no AM3 motherboards that support FM2. So the answer is no. You will need to replace your motherboard and most likely re-install your operating system as well.
Nope. Athlon II x2 240 is an AM3 socket CPU. It can be used on AM2+, AM3, and AM3+ motherboards.
A10-7850K is an FM2+ APU which only works on FM2+ motherboards.
The size of your case (width) determines what cooler you can use.
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