Need help picking a CPU Tags: CPUs Motherboards Last response: December 21, 2008 4:30 PM in CPUs Share jonlee99 December 21, 2008 2:32:53 PM I'm looking to upgrade my CPU. Currently I have Athlon X2 4800 2.5ghz. I want to upgrade to the fastest available. I have the AM2 socket in this motherboard. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00906137#N258 How do I determine what wattage the motherboard can handle? All the 3.0ghz and faster processors are 125 watt. The Brisbane 4800 I have now is 65 watt. Will I be OK if I upgrade to a 125 watt? What about 89 watt? Any help is appreciated. More about : picking cpu r-sky December 21, 2008 2:46:11 PM You need to see a cpu support list from HP to determine the fastest cpu for that m/board. Anything else is just a guess and or luck. jonlee99 December 21, 2008 4:17:32 PM OK. I found this. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01... It states: Supports the following processors: * Athlon 64 X2 65W with Dual Core technology So I think I can only get 65 watt processors. Bummer if this is true, I'd be maxed at 2.9 ghz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer the last resort December 21, 2008 4:30:21 PM could try the new 89W 6000+, although dont recommend it if it says 65W. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI need help picking out my mothermboard for my CPU! Forum SolvedI need help picking a CPU for my MOBO and GPU Forum Solvedneed help picking new CPU! Forum SolvedNeed help picking a cpu cooler Forum SolvedNeed help Picking cpu!! Forum SolvedNeed help picking CPU and GPU Forum SolvedNeed help picking CPU Forum SolvedNeed help picking a new cpu Forum Solved[[URGENT]]Need help picking up the right CPU for my new RiG Forum Solvedneed help on picking a mother board and cpu Forum SolvedNeed help picking out a new CPU Forum SolvedNeed help picking GPU and CPU for $600 gaming rig Forum SolvedNeed help picking a cpu Forum SolvedNeed help picking CPU and Mobo for new build Forum I need help picking the best GPU & CPU For this setup ? Forum Need help picking a new CPU HELP Forum Need help picking a CPU and mobo for my gaming PC. Forum SolvedNeed help picking cpu for my upgrade Forum SolvedNeed help picking the right cpu for a custom computer I'm building Forum Solved Need help picking a cpu Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !