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How to Install a new cpu socket 939 3800 to FX-60

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January 16, 2007 1:56:24 AM

Hello everyone I've been looking all over the net on how to upgrade my old processor. I currently have a AMD 939 X2 3800 and what to upgrade to a FX-60. I know how to take out the old processor and install a new one but some places on the net tell me that I have to reinstall windows. Do I have to do anything in software wise to my computer to upgrade? Or do I just turn off computer install cpu and just boot up? Sorry for the stupid questions but I need to know what I'm doing. LOL
January 16, 2007 2:13:23 AM

seeing as they are both dual cores you shouldnt have any problems.
January 16, 2007 2:30:16 AM

No worries neibour.Upgrade is as simple as pulling out the old processor and installing the new one.Goodluck.

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January 16, 2007 7:26:51 PM

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I can not say that I have ever had to reinstall windows just for a cpu upgrade. You will most likely need to get dual core drivers though. Also I would not get an FX-60. It is way overprice. Get yourself an opteron 170 and overclock it. If you do not want to mess with overclocking get and opteron 185 and save yourself about $120. Same chips basically as the fx-60 except the multiplier is locked on the opteron.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Edit: missed the x2 next the 3800+ so disregard that dual core driver since you should already have it. Getting kinda sleepy over here and not reading everything as well as I should. :oops: 


Thank you everyone for the fast response. Now I never thought of the opteron 170 but that looks sweet! Why does it cost less? What does the miltiplier do? Also can I overclock the Opteron to a 2.9 without any problems?
January 16, 2007 7:50:33 PM

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I can not say that I have ever had to reinstall windows just for a cpu upgrade. You will most likely need to get dual core drivers though. Also I would not get an FX-60. It is way overprice. Get yourself an opteron 170 and overclock it. If you do not want to mess with overclocking get and opteron 185 and save yourself about $120. Same chips basically as the fx-60 except the multiplier is locked on the opteron.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Edit: missed the x2 next the 3800+ so disregard that dual core driver since you should already have it. Getting kinda sleepy over here and not reading everything as well as I should. :oops: 


Thank you everyone for the fast response. Now I never thought of the opteron 170 but that looks sweet! Why does it cost less? What does the miltiplier do? Also can I overclock the Opteron to a 2.9 without any problems?

With all these questions that would give an Overclocker a Heart Attack, i don't think you should even or attempt to "upgrade" anything inside the PC Case without Hours more of research and Reading these fourms.
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What does the miltiplier do?
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January 16, 2007 8:12:44 PM

I've built two computers before but I'm not a expert on overclocking. On my asus motherboard I have a option to click where the motherboard overclocks in a percentile range. I over clocked my 3800 from a 2.0 to a 2.2 with this option. I've learned that the only stupid question is the one you never ask. Also when you tell me that I need to read the forums to learn, that is where I got confused and had to ask these questions. Thank you for your time and effort.
January 16, 2007 8:33:15 PM

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I can not say that I have ever had to reinstall windows just for a cpu upgrade. You will most likely need to get dual core drivers though. Also I would not get an FX-60. It is way overprice. Get yourself an opteron 170 and overclock it. If you do not want to mess with overclocking get and opteron 185 and save yourself about $120. Same chips basically as the fx-60 except the multiplier is locked on the opteron.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Edit: missed the x2 next the 3800+ so disregard that dual core driver since you should already have it. Getting kinda sleepy over here and not reading everything as well as I should. :oops: 


Thank you everyone for the fast response. Now I never thought of the opteron 170 but that looks sweet! Why does it cost less? What does the miltiplier do? Also can I overclock the Opteron to a 2.9 without any problems?

Every CPU has a "multiplier" number. The multiplier multiplied by the FSB results in the actual clock speed.
January 16, 2007 11:02:27 PM

On a related note, I will be replacing my stock cooler with a Zalman 9500 soon and I would like to know if it is safe to do so with my mobo still installed. How safe is this? I know it is recommended to do installation of the HS first for a new build, and I know that most people do any further replacements with the mobo in place. I just want to know how much stress this puts on the mobo. Does it "un-warp" and warp again when the stock HS is replaced or does it remain in a fixed state of stress?
January 16, 2007 11:07:13 PM

just leave the mobo in place.

it would be easier with it out but you would have to take the mobo out and thats a lot more work.
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