I am having a hard time figure out what processors are compatible with my system. I have been trying to look up the compatibility through my mother board but have been having a really hard time with it. I currently have an AMD Phoenom 9550 and would like to upgrade to something better, although I think I'm going to be pretty limited due to my computers DDR 2 RAM. What are my options for a better processor/how do I go about finding out? I have tried googling Pegatron and Pegatron Violet 3.02 but I haven't gotten any luck
Wow....never heard of Pegatron before but after googling it, it appears its an offshoot of Asus. Chances are your probably not going to find a cpu support list for it but it might be able to run a Phenom II X4 940 since its socket AM2+ (same as your 9550). But it might require a bios update, which I doubt you'd be able to track down with such a generic board.
Yeah after some googleing Pegatron seems to be a branch of Asus dedicated to motherboards... and I've been having a very hard time figuring out what I could possibly upgrade to. If it helps the computer is an HP that I bought a new case a 260GTX and a new power supply. But as far as a possible upgrade list I can't find anything anywhere
It seems like AMD puts out a new processor or new revision almost everyday. Chances are that you won't be able to upgrade that Processor unless there's a new BIOS update to support the newer processors. Phenom 9950 is probably your best bet of compatibility, but that's only a 400Mhz gain, which is totally not worth it.
That's what you get when you buy retail PCs.
If you've already bought a new case, psu, and graphics card.......then just get a new motherboard/ram/cpu to complete your new computer. You can probably get all three for under $250 if you go AM3. If you go AM2+, then you can reuse your ram and save like $80.