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Upgrading HP pavilion a6009n CPU help?

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October 1, 2012 5:51:32 AM

I have:
amd anthlon 64 X2 3800+
geforce 6150se nforce 430
2gb ram-Windows 7
250W power supply
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

So the problem is that i'm not sure if it will work and even if it does, will it power on?

Opteron 2218 specs:
Frequency (MHz): 2600
Socket: F
Core stepping: F3
Level 2 cache size: 2MB
Thermal Design Power (W): 95
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Dual-Core+AMD+O...


64 X2 3800+ specs:
Frequency (MHz): 3800+ (rated) 2000 (real)
Socket: 939
Processor core: Manchester
Level 2 cache size: 1MB
Thermal Design Power (W): 89
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Athlon+64+X...

So do I need a new power supply? the Thermal Design Power for mine is 89 and for the newer one it's 95,does it matter?
How do I check my power supply?
Is this one better?


So in short I found it for under $20 and thought I should do something with it :) 
This PC is from 2006 lol

Anything really cheap better than geforce 6150se nforce 430,I heard it sucks and that I might have a GPU slot,since it's internal or something?
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October 8, 2012 4:58:36 PM

That Opteron will not work.
Maximum TDP is 89 watt.
And the Opteron is actually on a different socket.
That Opteron is socket F compared to your Athlon 64 X2 which is socket AM2.
That Opteron will not work on your motherboard.
You can only install Sempron, Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 X2.
I would suggest upgrading the power supply and installing a dedicated graphics card to improve your PC performance.
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October 8, 2012 8:23:21 PM

what if I just want to just upgrade processor and video card to the max that I can without upgrading PSU/mitherboard.
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October 8, 2012 11:56:22 PM

You know any sites that have the AMD Athlon X2 5600+ at a cheaper price?
I saw them at over $100 and am not sure if this because it's discontinued.
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October 9, 2012 12:03:52 AM

Also some are 2.8 GHZ and others have 2.9 GHZ,is their a difference?

I found some used,but I'm not sure if these are safe to buy?
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October 9, 2012 5:49:41 AM

Not really.

Just ask the seller if there are any broken pins and to take a picture of the pins.
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October 9, 2012 6:34:56 AM

Now for the part that scares me,opening my PC up!!!!
I put ram just find,but with this I need to disconnect/move parts,

I saw that I need to buy some sort of paste for the CPU cooling.
I need some sort of video guide to get me started,but I'm yet to find one.
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October 9, 2012 6:43:53 AM

Thanks,maybe this will give me the confidence to update.
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October 9, 2012 6:52:24 AM

So I just put my heat sink back in?
It dosen't tell me how/when to apply the paste.

Once I remove everything out,I clean it,then put paste on the top of the CPU once it's inside the socket?
Then just put the heatsink back on top,put screws,etc.....
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October 9, 2012 9:31:40 AM

Once the cpu is installed put the thermal paste size like a grain of rice on top of the cpu.
http://www.gophermods.com/images/gm_paste_applied.jpg
Or you can use a credit card to spread the thermal paste evenly across the CPU area.
Once done install the heatsink back to it's original position.
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October 9, 2012 8:04:48 PM

Do you think I will have to remove the power supply?
I read a guide and it said that I might need to remove the power supply because it might be in the way.

I'm guessing I just take off the case and then it will all be accessible.
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October 9, 2012 11:52:39 PM

You can remove the power supply if you want to.
It will be much easier to access components off the motherboard.
Remember to unplug the power cord first.
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