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December 23, 2012 12:22:30 AM

Hello,
When It comes to Upgrading CPU's and stuff I'm a bit of a noob, what it is in my current PC i've got an AMD Athlon 270 (3.0ghz) Dual core processor and i want to upgrade it to something like an AMD Phenom II 965 quad core processor do i have to swap the motherboards?? or could i just get away with swaping the CPU's
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December 23, 2012 12:52:13 AM

Tell us your motherboard model.
965 phenom would be great cheap update for AM3 socket btw
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December 23, 2012 1:04:17 AM

yes, what is ur motherboard and the rest of ur system,

so we can advice u the best upgrade path for ur bucks.

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December 23, 2012 1:23:57 AM

You should have absolutely no problems upgrading to a quad core Phenom, but some mobos can only take a 95w CPU at max, so none of the Black Edition CPUs will work. In that case your best option is a Phenom II X4 955 95w.
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December 23, 2012 1:30:25 AM

yes well wed still need to know whats his motherboard, that would help :p 

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