/ Sign-up
Your question

Cpu upgrade

  • Packard Bell
  • Graphics Cards
  • CPUs
  • Computers
Last response: in Computer Brands
January 3, 2010 2:29:50 PM

hi guys hope u can help me. i have a packard bell imedia2326 aio. i have added a graphics card an extra g of ram and a 500w psu. the mobo seems to be a canberra am2/am2+ i dont know which the website wasnt very specific. i want to put a newer cpu in it but i cant tell if the mobo is am2 or am2+. if it is am2+ then i should be able to plug the new pcu straight in? cpu i want is:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor, clocked at 3.4ghz. i dont know if i will need new mobo/psu/os? any help u can give would be great! still a noob with tech stuff.cheers :wahoo: 

More about : cpu upgrade

a b à CPUs
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2010 12:02:23 AM

It's a socket AM2+/AM2. It doesn't list the Phenom II as being supported.

CPU Support

* Socket AM2+/AM2 (940 pins)
* AMD Phenom, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64, Sempron processors.
* Support HyperTransport 3.0 with backward compatibility to HyperTransport 1.0
* Warning: not all the above processors have been qualified by Packard Bell.
Please check with Support for valid replacement or upgrade CPUs
January 4, 2010 10:22:49 PM

thanks for the info. new mobo it is then. do i need to put a new os in?
Related resources
Can't find your answer ? Ask !
a b à CPUs
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2010 10:43:16 PM

It's a 50/50 shot. Sometimes it will boot right up, and sometimes it won't. If it doesn't, you can boot off your OS disc, and do a windows repair.
January 5, 2010 1:38:09 AM

thanks for the help. its going to be a few weeks before i do the upgrade so no doubt i will have more questions to ask before spending my hard earned! cheers!