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upgrading from a pentium d 920 to a 940 ?

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May 24, 2006 6:04:02 AM

Hi, i really need some help as i would like to upgrade my processor.I have a hp m7360n and it comes with a 2.80ghz Intel® Pentium® D processor 920 processor and i wanted to know if i could upgrade it to the 3.2ghz Intel® Pentium® D processor 940 processor ?
May 24, 2006 6:50:33 AM

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Hi, i really need some help as i would like to upgrade my processor.I have a hp m7360n and it comes with a 2.80ghz Intel® Pentium® D processor 920 processor and i wanted to know if i could upgrade it to the 3.2ghz Intel® Pentium® D processor 940 processor ?


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Sure , you can. But why. You can easily overclock your processor to that speed. I , however, really doubt that your bios can let you do it. If i were you , i would not upgrade it because it is not worth it.

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May 24, 2006 6:25:01 PM

If you can't overclock your current processor... a 940 wouldn't really be worth the money... but a 930 would.
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May 24, 2006 6:45:52 PM

If money isn't an issue go for it anything is good if money is not an issue. If you do have a budget, don't waste money on upgrade like that...
May 24, 2006 7:07:59 PM

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If you can't overclock your current processor... a 940 wouldn't really be worth the money... but a 930 would.
Neither would be worth the money, plus he can't overclock because he has an HP. If you really feel that your computer is slow, format the hard drive to delete all of the bloatware.
May 25, 2006 8:47:17 PM

Hi and thanks for all your help, i already ordered the 940 processor already last week so i should be receiving it soon.. Im new to this and im curious as to why the hp cant be overclocked ? I noticed on the intel website they also have a 3.4ghz 950 and a 3.6 ghz 960 processor on there and by any chance would those also be able to work on my motherboard ? here is the link to the pentium d 900 series processors - http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/index_vi...
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May 26, 2006 1:02:01 AM

the BIOS' of most brand name computers are modified by that vendor to not allow the consumer the option of overclocking. If you want to overclock your rig... you'll have to build it yourself
May 26, 2006 1:37:46 AM

Yes that's what hp had told me when i was chatting with them, that my 2.80 ghz 920 chip cannot be overclocked but that i could install a processor no higher than 3.2 .
May 26, 2006 2:13:44 AM

Best and most reliable upgrade path for ANY PC is to ADD MORE RAM.

A real "upgrade" involves keeping the case, the optical drives, sound card, and sometimes the hard drives, and tossing everything else out: replacing motherboard, CPU, RAM, Video Card, and Power Supply.

If you aren't doing to go that whole route, and you are NOT buying a completely new PC, then adding RAM is the ONLY sensible option.
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