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Old 04-04-2006, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Is it possible to take your processor out and put in a new one?

I have a Pentium 4 HT 3.0 GHz processor. Would it be possible to buy a better processor, open my computer, take out the old, and install the new? If so, which would you reccomend? I'm sticking with Intel. What is a good Intel processor better than mine?

One that can withstand even more demanding things.
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:06 AM   #2
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As long as the new processor you choose is socket LGA775 then you can most definitely swap in a new processor. It's just that you are limited by the socket form factor.
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:12 AM   #3
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Do you have any idea what socket you have?
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Most of those HT Intel Processor Sockets are still used quite thoroughly, if you know the Socket you'll find loads of good Processors for it I'm sure.
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Default Re: Is it possible to take your processor out and put in a new one?

To find out the socket type you have, you can do the following:

Download this handy tool: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
Its called Everest FREE and will list all of your system's hardware, specs, ect.

Once installed, open and you will see a list of possible choices on the left.
Open 'Motherboard' and click on CPU.
The information your looking for should be found under "CPU Physical Info" and listed as Package type.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:25 AM   #6
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Wll, if it is a Socket 478, you might want to buy a 3.2GHZ HT EE...that's about the highest.
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I thought the P4 were 775? Ah well, i dont know a whole lot about intel processors..
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I have a Pentium 4 HT 3.0 GHz processor. Would it be possible to buy a better processor, open my computer, take out the old, and install the new? If so, which would you reccomend? I'm sticking with Intel. What is a good Intel processor better than mine?

One that can withstand even more demanding things.

Why yes my friend you can easily take youre processor out and replace it with a better one , and youre processor doesnt Seem that bad but I dont know
whats highest Gigahertz with out over clocking? id say go with the highest Gigahertz you can get
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Also, where can I buy processors?
My package type is a 775.
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http://www.newegg.com/

or if you're in Canada...

http://www.ncix.com/
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