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Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Vista

I am stuck with
Compaq Pressario SR5604F
Processor: AMD Athlon LE-1640
as my "school" computer. I want to upgrade the CPU to Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Hp confirmed upgrade) that is a DUAL core X64 processor. My current LE-1640 is 3.7mhz X32 and I was wondering: is it worth the upgrade? would i need a different version of Vista? (i cant buy new PC ($$$))

Specs:
Compaq Pressario
SR5604F

Processor: AMD Athlon LE-1640

~~~~New Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

Native graphics: nVidia GeForce 6150 SE

~~~~New Graphics: Radeon x1300 XGE 512 MB D/D/VO

RAM: Kingston 1GB X2
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  1. you need to take a step down to the 4800+ as the 5000+ is not supported according to compaq's site.

    Is it worth the upgrade? - We dont know how much you're spending...
    Will you need a new version of Vista? - no, but you will need to reinstall.
  2. popatim said:
    you need to take a step down to the 4800+ as the 5000+ is not supported according to compaq's site.

    Is it worth the upgrade? - We dont know how much you're spending...
    Will you need a new version of Vista? - no, but you will need to reinstall.

    The 5000+ is only 39.99 brand new, i have the OEM Vista, (only recovery disks)
  3. Best answer
    thats fine with recovery disks. Make sure they work or burn another set. Burnable DVD's do deteriorate over time.
  4. popatim said:
    thats fine with recovery disks. Make sure they work or burn another set. Burnable DVD's do deteriorate over time.

    Thanks
  5. Best answer selected by Wrathofdragon.
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