Can my PSU handle this CPU upgrade? Tags: CPUs Last response: January 18, 2012 7:36 PM in CPUs Share vizzion January 18, 2012 5:40:27 PM For a few years I have successfully been running this setup: Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2 GHz 65W Radeon HD 4670 4 gb ram 1333 250 gb hdd 300 W psu I am now looking to do a budget upgrade of the cpu and am looking at the--> Athlon X3 455 3.3 GHz 95W I am wondering though if my psu which has been doing fine under the old configuration can handle this cpu upgrade. It is just the stock 300W psu that came with the HP Pavillion from Best Buy. Thanks. More about : psu handle cpu upgrade davcon a c 120 à CPUs January 18, 2012 7:10:23 PM Risky venture upgrading processors on a pre-built pc. Lack of bios updates and mobo cpu support often lead to = Fail! m 0 l guavasauce January 18, 2012 7:30:19 PM how did you get ddr3 (1333mgz?) on a x2 system? if your setup really does have this, and it works, then i dont see why your cpu socket cant shift from an am2 to a am2+ or am3 for the athlon x3 really though, i think your listed specs are off, try googling a program called speccy and relist your info? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer vizzion January 18, 2012 7:36:24 PM Sorry my mistake, the 4gigs of 1333 is what will be put in the computer when I upgrade the cpu and motherboard. Currently it is running 3 gigs of ddr2 533. That's right, I'm planning a cpu, motherboard, and ram upgrade. I thought only the cpu portion of the upgrade would affect my psu though, not the ram or motherboard. Perhaps I'm wrong. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources HKC 550watt PSU can it handle if i upgrade my cpu : Forum upgrade cpu/gpu will this psu handle it? Forum SolvedUpgrading my E2160 to E7500 CPU can my PSU handle it? Forum CPU upgrade, will my PSU handle? Forum PSU handle CPU upgrade? Forum PSU Handle CPU Upgrade? Forum SolvedCan my Psu Handle This Upgrade Forum SolvedGraphics Card Upgrade: can my PSU handle it? Forum Solvedwill i have enough power? will my cpu handle my future upgrade? Forum SolvedCan my setup (specially PSU) handle the Graphics Card upgrade? Forum SolvedWill a 380W psu handle the upgrade? Forum Im looking to upgrade my system but im not sure if my PSU will be able to handle the upgrades. Forum Will my PSU be able to handle this graphics card until i upgrade it? Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU and wondering if PSU can handle it Forum Solvedlooking to upgrade cpu, but do not know if mobo will handle it Forum Can a 300w PSU handle these CPU and GPU? Forum SolvedWill my psu handle my new upgrades? Forum SolvedCpu upgrade, what can my system handle.? Forum Can my PSU handle a GPU upgrade? Forum SolvedIs this PSU powerful enough to handle this upgrade? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !