Re: Upgrading From A Single Core Processor To A Dual Core Processor

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Joined: 07/04/2010
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What do you need to know about your motherboard and the CPU your buying in order to buy the correct Dual Core Cpu? 




Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
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Determine what CPU socket your motherboard accepts.

dustyschaffner's picture
Joined: 06/02/2009
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the socket types need to match on motherboard and CPU (there are some acceptions with AMD) and make sure your motherboard's maximum cpu power is above the required wattage that the CPU draws.

for example if i needed a motherboard for an AMD Athlon X2 6000 then i would need to find a motherboard with an AM2+ socket and can handle a 140w processor (which will safely and easily power the 125w processor i have picked)