Can I upgrade my processor to this? Tags: CPUs Google Processors Product Last response: June 8, 2012 5:54 AM in CPUs Share BedxHead June 8, 2012 5:31:41 AM I have been googling like no one's business. Maybe I just don't know what to google, but I haven't gotten very informative results. So here's my question. I have AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (windsor), AM2 socket, 90nm - processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103747 Asus NODUSM3 - motherboard nVidia nForce 410 - chipset Can I upgrade to some type of Phenom II? (something on this list link http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=343&Description=&Type=&N=100007671+50001028&IsNodeId=1&IsPowerSearch=1&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&PropertyCodeValue=507%3A46347&PropertyCodeValue=507%3A57138&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-AMDCPU-_-NA-_-NA). I have read multiple time that AM3 processors will work in AM2 sockets, but I couldn't find out if the whole 45nm and 90nm difference matters. More about : upgrade processor DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs June 8, 2012 5:34:06 AM If it was AM2+, possibly, (although still unlikely), but definitely not just AM2. m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs June 8, 2012 5:36:33 AM Look at the Processor Upgrade Information here http://h10010.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00... The best you can do is a Athlon 64 X2 5000+ m 0 l Related resources I upgrade my processor on my pc - Forum Processor Upgrade Question - Forum I need a CHEAP MoBo/Processor upgrade. Please help. - Forum want to run Saints row IV even just a little better upgrade GPU or processor - Forum INTEL Core i5 , 2.67 GHZ processor - RAM Upgrade - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer BedxHead June 8, 2012 5:36:59 AM so these guys have no idea what they're talking about? (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/267772-28-will-processor-slower-socket m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs June 8, 2012 5:41:08 AM It might be possible with some (although I personally haven't seen it), but I can almost guarantee not with yours. It's an OEM board and not a great one at that. m 0 l BedxHead June 8, 2012 5:50:36 AM I love computers and everything to do with them; however, sometimes I really hate them lol. A giant poop in a barrel. Thank you though. m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs June 8, 2012 5:54:01 AM Yeah, compatibility issues suck, lol. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAlienware x51 Processor Upgrade Help Forum Solvedcan my motherboard be upgrade to a better processor Forum Solvedinventec mas10ad rev. 2.01 (need processor compatibility for upgrade) Forum SolvedUpgrade processor or graphics card? Forum SolvedUpgrade Satellite C55-A5300 Processor (and graphics?) Forum Solvedcan i upgrade my processor?? Forum SolvedCan i upgrade my processor? Forum SolvedCan I upgrade my core i5 2nd generation processor to 3rd Generation? Forum SolvedIs a Xeon E3 processor a good choice for a gaming/editing rig my upgrade budget of $400? Forum SolvedAMD E-300 APU CPU Processor, what can I upgrade to? Forum SolvedCan I upgrade my Asus x53e i3 2350m processor to i7 2670qm? Forum SolvedI am planning on picking up a Intel Core I5-3570 Processor to upgrade my pc, will I need anything else? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my processor and/or motherboard? Forum SolvedG-synced Monitor or Processor Upgrade Forum SolvedShould i upgrade my processor or gpu? i5 3450 vs HIS R9 270x iceq x2 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !