I ordered an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual-Core 1MB Per Core 90nm (939) to replace my current AMD 3200. I've searched the forum for a detailed overview on how to go about doing the upgrade, but haven't found anything applicable. Can someone point me to a site/thread that discusses what the upgrade entails? Do I need to upgrade any drivers? How hard is it to remove the old CPU? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
The chip change it self is relatively easy. Remove the heatsink and fan then there is an arm to lift the top of the socket up a gentle pull will remove the cpu insert the new cpu apply thermal paste and mount the new heatsink and fan. hardest part can be the clip on the heatsink. And the computer will need a reload so the windows can operate using both cores.