CPU Upgrade

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by manokent63, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. manokent63

    manokent63 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have already been told that my CPU is way too slow...I know...get with the times!

    New to this tweaking and upgrade fun. What I need to know is will I be able to upgrade my current CPU. System specs below

    HP Pavilion 8690 (UK)
    AMD Athlon 650MHz
    AMD 751 Irongate chipset
    ASUS K7M 1.04 Socket A mobo
    256mb sdram
    15gb ultra DMA HD
    TNT2PRO 32mb AGP X2
    DVD 8X
    HP CD Writer Plus


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  2. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Thought of overclocking yet?
     
  3. manokent63

    manokent63 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Can I?
    How do you go about it?

    :confused:
     
  4. stuy_b

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  5. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Are you know with fsb (front side bus speed) and multipliers?
     
  6. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    The problem is you got a ready made computer there in that HP Pavilion 8690. experienced puter users would not touch that puter for the following reasons.

    1. 90% of the time no upgrades are available, means you can't change the hardware.

    2. it comes bloated with the companies crap.

    what I would do if I was u, get a new motherboard, and cpu, and a new vid card too.

    If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, find a local computer store and have them do it, you will like the new computer much much better.

    just my opinion

    :cool:
     
  7. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Hey iceman...remember..i got my standard packard bell from 450 to 550...so it is possible..i don't say it would really help much...but it sounds quit cool no?:rolleyes: :D
     
  8. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    yes, but you changed everything if I remeber right G- Lizard86. You changed the motherboard, CPU, etc, right?

    I'm not addressing the overclock issue here, Iceman38 does not overclock, if Iceman38 wants a CPU to perform at the 2100+ level he buys the 2100+. I'm not knocking overclocking, I just don't think it's worth the risk is all.


    :cool: :cool:
     
  9. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    no that was with my old motherboard (PB Miami) and my old cpu (AMD K6-2 450 mhz)...i got it up at 550 by changing the jumpers on the mobo. This one is now running @ 1370....not that high...but i can get up much more..:p lol but i won't...don't wanna destroy it now i've come so far...(that's is poetic if u know what i mean):confused:
     
  10. manokent63

    manokent63 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Not to happy with overclocking!!!

    Iceman..totally agree with your comments but without getting a new mobo will I be able to upgrade the processor?
     
  11. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Try to find out what your mobo supports, and pic one out:D
     
  12. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    here u go download the manual and see what CPU's it supports

    Manual

    :cool:
     
  13. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Looks like the Motherboard will only accept

    Slot A Athlon 500-750+


    not a real big jump from 650 to 750.

    :cool:
     
  14. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    no but it is something...tried fsb programs...and maybe swithing jumpers..if you have a good cooler (or else buy one), then there is nothing to worry about...remember..o/c is an art...:p:rolleyes: :cool: :D
     
  15. manokent63

    manokent63 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks for all the info