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If i upgrade my processor do i have to get a better cooling system?

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January 12, 2013 12:36:16 AM

Sup everybody.
I have a AMD Sempron LE-1250. I wanted to upgrade my computer and bought a PNY NVIDIA Geforce GT 545. It helped, but now I would like to upgrade the processor. I want to get the AMD Phenom x4, which is quad-core. If i upgrade, will i need a better cooling system? I dont know what kind it is, but it is stock for the HP Pavilion. Thanks!

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January 12, 2013 12:46:17 AM

Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums,
If putting the processor into an HP motherboard, the stock heatsink/fan will work fine. Just make sure your current BIOS version supports the new processor before installing.
Hope it helps
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January 12, 2013 12:52:52 AM

Ok Thanks!
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January 12, 2013 12:54:04 AM

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