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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove davcon CPUs Master 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! | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Can my PSU handle this CPU upgrade?> Related ressources: ForumCPU upgrade , will my PSU handle ? ForumPSU handle CPU upgrade ? ForumPSU Handle CPU Upgrade ? ForumUpgrading my E2160 to E7500 CPU can my PSU handle it? ForumCan my PSU handle upgrades? ForumWant to upgrade but unsure if my PSU can handle it ForumWill current PSU handle this GTX 460 upgrade ? ForumPSU Handle GTX 260 Upgrade ? ForumGPU Upgrade - Will my PSU handle it? ForumCan my stock case PSU handle this? ForumWill my PSU handle GTX 670 OC SLI? ForumCan my PSU handle this upgrade ? ForumWill my Processor and Psu Handle the rig? ForumCan the pc handle a 220gt safely or should i upgrade powersupply ForumWill my PSU handle my system upgrades? ForumWill this PSU be enough? Forum[Solved] CPU temp really high, time for upgrade? ForumDell optiplex 745 upgrade cpu ForumHow will this stuff work in my PC? ForumOn a budget, which component to upgrade, CPU or GPU? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !