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CPU Upgrade Issues

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  • Windows 7
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May 24, 2012 9:17:49 PM

Ok, I just recently installed windows 7 pro on my pc. I wanted to upgrade my cpu and mother board while doing that.

Manu: Acer
Model: WMCP78M
Mobo: NVIDIA nForce 720a Rev A2
SouthB: NVIDIA ID075C Rev A2

BIOS: Pheonix Tech
Version: R01-B0 (Dated 03/31/2009 - latest I can find on Acer's site)

Socket AM2 (940)
65 nm
AMD Athlon 2650e <- POS :??: 

Windows 7 Pro x64
NVIDIA GeForce 8200 (integrated)

Ive been reading and I though a AMD Athlon II X2 240e would be perfect, but its not. The cool thing is the company I ordered it from sent the wrong one and sent me the 245e the first time, so I was able to try both. If there is anything I need to do or try, please let me know. I am wanting to upgrade to 2.8mhz or better! Any other opinions on processors would be outstanding.

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May 24, 2012 9:21:46 PM

Forgot to include that I figured I could install the processor, then reboot using the windows 7 CD and do a "repair" to have the correct driver installed, but when I try those 2 processors i listed above, the damn screen dont even come on.
a c 396 à CPUs
a c 271 $ Windows 7
a b Î Nvidia
May 24, 2012 9:39:42 PM

that mb was sharded with emachine so if you google that model mb your going to get all emachine hits.
i found your old bios and new one here but i dont know if that your model of your aspire.
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May 24, 2012 9:44:08 PM

Yea, I got the latest version of BIOS from there..
May 29, 2012 2:44:03 PM

to the top.. Im thinking the Athlon x2 5050e will work. Is this accurate? dont want to spend the money if it isnt.