I have an Acer t180 which has an AMD Athlon X2 4200 processor. I am thinking of buying the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and wondered if I needed to replace the heatsink that came with the T180? Has anyone done this?
Also, I am upgrading the PSU to a 500W unit as I will be soon buying a 9500GT gfx card, so that should power both the new processor and the new card,
well tbh that upgrade isn't a big overhaul, and well unless ur getting the new proc for free it isn't advise to get it, and a 9500gt isn't that great either considering a GT 220 is in it's range and is slightly better card
and well 500w is good if it is a named brand if not then who knows, but if you gotten a named brand 350w it can likely run this system (antec earth watts for example)...
You're right it does say it supports all AM2 processors. I'll bang it in for now, waiting until the summer time to invest in an Intel chipset, i7 chip etc.
Good shout with the gfx card, I was just going with what we got for our mapping workstations at work. Looking at it, I may as well just buy the GT 250.
I was finding it difficult to decipher the differences between the 9xGT and the GT2xx series of Nvidia cards so thanks for heads up.