I currently have a Presario PC with a Pentium Dual Core E2160 CPU
the only things currently I have upgraded are my ram from 1g to 2gb (1gbx2)
and i added a Graphics card instead of the onboard. to a Radeon HD 4650.
My pc has served me well until recently its just not cutting anymore and I am going to be upgrading my CPU to a Intel Core 2 Duo E7500..
My main question is will my stock PSU of 250w be enough to handle the new cpu? or is my comp going to blow up? because that would truly be tragic.
Also I bought the CPU and its in the retail box. Will everything I need be included in the box?
Both the E2160 and the E7500 are 65w CPUs and so will make nearly the same demands upon your PSU.
You will likely be pleased for awhile with the extra 800MHz speed increase, but the greatest benefit is the extra 2MB of cache. If you are as I was, in about 6 months you will begin to see your computer again as "not cutting it anymore", and at that point you will come back to Tom's seeking advice on a new build.
Start saving your money...
Thank you everyone who has contribruted. I appreciate it not sure how much difference it makes but i was incorrect in the CPU I ordered. it actually is the E7200 instead of the 7500 I got a much better deal on it. My motherboard does support the E7xxx series. And currently there is no update for my BIOS with Windows 7. To the person who said I will be back in a few months suggesting on a better build, what would you recommend I do instead? I am just worried that if my PSU isnt enough that something bad will happen from switching the CPUs.
To the person who said I will be back in a few months suggesting on a better build, what would you recommend I do instead? I am just worried that if my PSU isnt enough that something bad will happen from switching the CPUs.
What you should do instead depends upon whether you are ready to build a new system - or even need to. And what your budget would support if you do.
Your PSU will be fine with the CPU change - don't worry.
What? Have you now got the gotta-build-one like the rest of us. If you do and have the money, we'll all be happy point you at what fits your price range and needs.
well budget is certainly a issue right now. I do not wish to build a new system from the ground up. I just want upgraded my current one. I am just playing online MMOs, WoW, RoM, stuff like that. So I guess we will see what happens I was just worried that my computer would get messed up then i would be out of luck. thanks everyone!