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Pavilion a1130n: Looking to Upgrade CPU

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March 7, 2009 2:48:49 PM

Yeah, it's old. I've got a HP from 2005, and it's run like a champ! However, I need to upgrade the CPU and trying to find out what is the max CPU that my comp can handle.

Motherboard: MSI Albacore 1.0
Chipset: ATI Express 200 (RS480)
Southbridge: ATI SB400

Video: 512MB GeForce 8500GT
BIOS Version date: Pheonix Tech 4/11/2005
2GB DDR Ram
Windows XP SP2
March 7, 2009 2:51:37 PM

Pandemonium said:
Yeah, it's old. I've got a HP from 2005, and it's run like a champ! However, I need to upgrade the CPU and trying to find out what is the max CPU that my comp can handle.

Motherboard: MSI Albacore 1.0
Chipset: ATI Express 200 (RS480)
Southbridge: ATI SB400

Video: 512MB GeForce 8500GT
BIOS Version date: Pheonix Tech 4/11/2005
2GB DDR Ram
Windows XP SP2



Sorry. Current CPU is AMD 64 3500+ (2.2 Ghz)
Socket 939
March 7, 2009 6:48:55 PM

Hi there, I know Socket 939 can support up to a dual core Athlon 64 X2 4800+, but im not sure about what CPU the mobo chipset supports, but after a little bit of googling it turns out that you might need to update your BIOS, you may find this thread useful:
http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=21&th...

Hope I've been of some help :-)
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March 7, 2009 7:21:38 PM

Good luck finding any socket 939 dual-core CPUs. They stopped making them a few years ago, and they dried up pretty quickly. The only ones you can find nowadays are either used or incredibly overpriced. You'd be better off getting a new motherboard and processor.
March 7, 2009 7:46:10 PM

AD is right. Your old MB also may not be able to handle the power requirements of a dual-core 939, even if you can find a BIOS that works.
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