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August 16, 2010 5:37:18 PM

Hi I was wondering if you guys could help me with this one. At my old parents house, they had a computer they said I could have. They told me it had an AMD semoron processor on a k7 motherboard. That's all I know about it, so can you guys help me out and tell me if I upgrade the processor, which ones the motherboard will be able to handle? Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

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a c 295 V Motherboard
August 16, 2010 6:00:31 PM

Hi.

The K7 is a old AMD CPU generation u can see all the information about that here.

For the upgrade we need know the exact model of mobo that the rig has but I think that u won't have much options since is a old generation and the CPU available will be expensive.
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August 16, 2010 8:03:14 PM

Thanks for the heads up!

Ok so we found out the model is: M2N6B-LA
They said it was a stock mobo from Compaq
I looked it up and got this: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...

They say:
Socket type: AM2
TDP: 89 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
* Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
* Athlon 64 less than 4000+
* Sempron less than 4000+


Is this correct?
Oh and they told me it has an AMD Sempron CPU right now.
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a c 295 V Motherboard
August 16, 2010 8:22:30 PM

Yeah, it's correct so u only can upgrade until the 5600+ 89W socket AM2
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August 17, 2010 2:13:06 AM

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