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CPU/motherboard compatability question

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March 17, 2011 3:19:55 PM

Hi everyone,
I have a question about upgrading my current processor to a faster processor. My motherboard accepts these types of processors (I found this on hp.com):
Socket type: AM2+
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
Phenom with Quad Core (Agena) technology (AM2+) up to 9600 (up to 95 watt)
Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology X2 up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
Athlon 64 less than 4000+
Sempron less than 3800+

I currently have a AMD Phenom X3 8450, which is 2.1Ghz. What are some much faster processors I can get for this motherboard?

I am using Windows Vista 64bit, an Hp Pavilion a6530f, and am willing to upgrade the motherboard if necessary, if it won't cost me an arm and a leg. Thank you for your time!

Steve
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