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March 10, 2010 11:34:05 AM

I currently have an Athlon 64 2800+ in my AlienWare desktop that I just recently managed to get working again. I've already decided on a new video card and HDD. But I'm new to the process of putting in a new processor. The current socket is a 754, and the one I was looking to get is Socket AM3. I'm not sure if that will work or not, will I have to find a Socket 754 processor, or get a new motherboard all together and transfer the components? One more thing, if I replace the processor will I have to re-install XP? Or is that only if I switch HDDs?

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March 10, 2010 2:01:06 PM

Hi.

Well, the GPU and HD could work with the correct PSU, but the processor with socket AM3 don't fit in the 754 socket.
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March 10, 2010 4:01:39 PM

You only have to reinstall Windows if you install a blank hard drive or if you switch motherboards
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March 10, 2010 4:20:31 PM

Yeah, I KGB'd it. And they pretty much said the same thing. I'm looking to try to hunt down a socket 754 processor. And if it doesn't play out I ran the numbers and it'd be about $450 for video card, processor, and motherboard.
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a c 159 à CPUs
March 10, 2010 4:29:58 PM

^Maybe you need a little more if you want upgrade your CPU and mobo, this change affect the RAM (DDR2 or DDR3)

Take a look of this:

CPU $ 101,99 Here
MOBO $ 99,99 Here
RAM $ 114,99 Here
GPU $ 179,99 Here

Total: $ 496,96 before rebates and shipping
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March 10, 2010 4:32:36 PM

and another 100 bucks for Windows 7
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a c 159 à CPUs
March 10, 2010 4:37:32 PM

^$104 more exactly....and $109 for the PSU, 'cause maybe the PSU that he have in this moment isn't enough.
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March 13, 2010 2:34:52 PM

Well, the current processor isn't horrible, for when I got it. It's a single core 1.8GHz. It gets the job done, but it's the only gaming PC I have. So I figures that since I'm putting in a new HDD and video card, I might as well upgarde what I can. I like Win 7, I'm a little leary of it, simply because it's a new OS. We'll see how my mood changes when I get the money around to do all this.
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a c 83 à CPUs
March 13, 2010 5:32:55 PM

Socket 754 went out of production several years ago. Fastest processor for the platform is a 2.4Ghz single core if I remember right. I know there are no dual cores, I just can't recall exactly what the fastest single core was.
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March 15, 2010 6:27:16 PM

I'm not stressin' about it, it may be cheaper over all to get a new computer, the problem is what to do with my AW. I love this thing, idk if I could get rid of it.
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